NGOs in the city who are known for their food collection and distribution drives, began work on Thursday evening itself, by conducting recces to identify the worst-hit areas in Hyderabad.
The heartening part is that the minute the news spread, donors began coming forward. “People living in an apartment complex in Madhapur is donating food for about 300 people. An anonymous donor from Film Nagar contributed 500 food packets. Our restautant partners have also promised to join hands and contribute meals,” says Uma Chilak of Rohinhood Army, adding, “We will be focussing on Srinivasa Colony (Alwal), Bandari Layout (Nizampet) and affected areas in Kukatpally, AS Rao Nagar, Malkajgiri.”
Meanwhile, another volunteer-run organisation, Youngistaan Foundation, has mapped out Chadarghat, slums near Musi, Indira Nagar, Madeena-guda as their areas of focus. “As of now, we are organising and distributing 5,000 packets of food for Friday. Once the rains relent, there will be a lot more work to be done. We intend to stay prepared for that simultaneously,” says Surya Teja.
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