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Floods >> Volunteers Needed
  Mumbai Flood Relief and Rehabilitation Resource Centre 
in association with Times Foundation

BMC Disaster Control: Phone: 1916 or 108 or 22694725 / 7 or Fax 22694719. Online complaints via
Times Helpline: 56354376 / 45
Karmayog Helpline: 98201-55591 (Upadhyay) 

I wanted to know, whom should I contact to find out why the ration and cash relief is given to people who have ration cards only and not to others, though they live side by side?
Can we go to Pest control of India and other such pest control companies and ask them to disinfect slum dwellers' houses?
I need few volunteers to collect the data from these slums in Kandivali (E).
September 04, 2005
The Foundation for Human Horizons is "Disaster Relief Team" working in the Mumbai Slums. we had 6 medical camps in the affected areas.
The next Medical Camps is in Kurla, Kandivali - Hanuman Nagar and Damunagar. We need two volunteers on coming Sunday.

Please Contact :
Neilratan Shende - IIT Bombay 9869350748  or Mr Lalit Khandare
We appreciate your efforts.
Deelip Mhaske
Aug 17, 2005
IAHV is an organization that is conducting volunteer work for the Mumbai Flood victims in Agarpada, Vakola and Kalina districts of Mumbai. They are primarily working in a slum that houses nearly 20,000 shanties accommodating over 200,000 people.

The wall that acts as a fence between the slum community and the Mumbai airport broke down on July 26th, 2005 with the force of the floods and several houses were swamped, washed away and also several people lost their lives.

IAHV is collecting medicines, bed sheets, blankets, grains at a storage center in Vakola.

Volunteers are needed to segregate these items and transport these items to the slums and help in distribution of the same.  Also a medical camp is being started on Saturday August 6th 2005. 
If you would like to volunteer please contact IAHV and speak to Alpa at 9820334944.
Aug 16, 2005
100 volunteers have been on the field in the last few days thanks to a joint effort by UNICEF - Rotaract - TISS.  They are distributing chlorine, soap, and high-protein biscuits. They will be 2000 volunteers today. The aim is to have 30,000 volunteers by Tuesday and one lakh volunteers by Friday.
So please put together a team of volunteers and call 55740096 which is the number of the 24x7 Control Room of UNICEF.
1000+ litre dustbins are also needed.
Monetary donations are also required. 
To understand the gravity of the situation, one should go to Kurla and see and inform others.
Aug 13, 2005 
We, along with other NGOs, are organising a Blood Donation Camp tomorrow - Sunday 14th August, 2005 at Goregaon Sports Club from 8 am to 1 pm. Kindly support the project in your best possible manner. 
Pradeep Malu 
President 2005-06
Bharat Vikas Parishad, Vishwa Bharti B ranch
Cell 98200 64665
Aug 13, 2005
Help required for Holy Cross Church Kurla (W) with Food, Funds and Volunteers 
Contact Fr. Simon Borges Kurla (W) 2514 1367
Aug 8, 2005
Indian Red Cross has lots of clothes in a godown at Vikhroli. They need volunteers to sort these out. So do other orgs and even govt orgs. If you have a team, pl inform. 
August 06, 2005
Rotary Club of KALYAN is trying level best through relief camps. Received a request from Com. of Police Thane through DCP who INTENDS to have mega medical camps in vastly affected area of Kalyan and around. Need large stock of Medicines and help. Contact Cell RTN. ADV. SANDIP PATEL
Centennial president
The flood situation has resulted in a cancellation of Blood Donation Drives by all Blood Banks. Unless measures are taken, this could stretch the blood position very thin. The need of the hour is to identify corporates who can organise Drives in their offices. Also residential societies, who can organise Drives. These are very easy to organise and do not require major planning in terms of time. We will organise all aspects of the Drive, once the location (office/residential area/any other place) has been identified.
Vinay Shetty 98201 46448 [A list of Blood Banks is in the Flooding Section in . If any data is missing or incorrect,
pl do inform.]
I contacted the BMC and they asked our help in distributing chlorine or any other tablets to houses to make BMC water safe for drinking. They also needed volunteers to disinfect the places from where the rubbish is removed by BMC. Those who want to help can get in touch with DMC, Zone II, Andheri directly or through me. Lion Luthria G B (
Lions Club of Mumbai Su Jok.- 9322274382, 26206243 
For information on Sujok Acupressure please visit -     
Bhaktivedanta Hospital Needs EMS volunteers at Mira Road 

Bhaktivedanta Hospital Health Forum (BHHF) needs honourary EMS (Emergency Medical Service) male & female volunteers. 
The EMS was first of it's kind of service (in India?) started at Mira Road in November 2001 with the help of Bhaktivedanta Hospital by BHH Forum.
Bhaktivedanta Hospital has provided us with 24 hours ambulance, a Doctor and a Nurse. We had 60 volunteers from the different localities of Mira road. Volunteers were trained by Red Cross for First Aid & by Hospital for providing moral support to patient relatives after shifting patient. Patient
could got to any Hospital of his choice up to Andheri in the same ambulance with Doctor & Nurse.
One had to call 28112233 (phone for EMS) Bhaktivedanta Hospital in emergency. Immediately Operator on duty use to call a volunteer who is residing nearest to the patient. If the first volunteer was not available call use to go to next volunteer, like wise. EMS Volunteer was the person to arrive first to patient. During the tenure of 18 months we had attended 76 emergencies. Most of the calls were during night hours. I and my daughter were volunteers and attended many emergencies. When we used to attend these emergencies the patient & his/her relatives use to treat us as if angel
arrived. The experience we enjoyed is not explainable here unless one attends some emergency as a volunteer. However the service were discontinued due to closure of Bhaktivedanta Hospital in August 2003. The hospital is working in full swing now. We are planning to start EMS again. Volunteer will not get any remuneration in any kind. Those who living around Mira Road are interested may email me or contact. We also invite members to join Bhaktivendanta Hospital Health Forum. 
For details contact -
Vice Chairman Bhaktivedanta Hospital Health Forum
9324513961, Works: 28456919 

Rajesh Talreja
Please call at our office 23436692 or 23439651. We need volunteers on urgent basis - Prabhjot (, Aug 2, 2005
Aug 1, 2005
The heavy rains that lashed Mumbai and many parts of Maharashtra have caused serious damage to life, livelihood and property of people. Raigad, has been severely affected.

While relief measures are being carried out by the state, Adivasis are being neglected as per the assessment of people's organisations in the area. 

College of Social Work - Nirmala Niketan students are going day after tommorrow (3rd August) to Raigad with supplies, clothes, etc. We request you to kindly chip in with your support in terms of:

1.. Utensils (most urgently required by the Adivasis) 
2.. Tarpaulin (very important)
3.. Clothes 
4.. Food grains. 

Besides the above we would very much appreciate your monetary contributions. Cheques may be drawn in the name of College of Social Work - Nirmala Niketan. 


Ms. Rucha Chandvankar Tel: 2280 4986 and Email:
Mrs. Prabha Tirmare Tel: 5656 4933 and Email: 

College of Social Work Tel: 2200 2615 and Email:
A few TISSIANs who run an NGO Saprem want help. There is an acute shortage of water, food and problem of garbage and health related problems. Resources are scarce. Are there any NGO./Funding agencies that can help out? The in charge person is Prakash (9820929027,
Urvashi -
NGOs can do the following:
1. Contact the Ward Office and ask what help is needed 
2. Survey the Ward and report on what is needed - tell BMC and cc Karmayog so we can also tell them.
3. Provide on-the-spot support wherever possible.
list of currently affected areas on 1 Aug. These wards are:
K/E - saug baug, mahakali nagar, ganesh pada, etc.
K/W - veera desai road
L - krantinagar, jari mari road
H/E - shashtri nagar, kunchi/kurve nagar, air india colony
P/N - walnail area
R/S - poisar, vihar tekadi, dhahanukar wadi, irani wadi, lalji pada, ganwesh naghar
R/N - shiv bandar road, gavthan pada, pragati nagar
N - varsha nagar

NGOs and those who want to help are requested to contact the Ward Officer.
source: bmc
- Help required for Bandra (E) for senior citizens affected by the floods. Contact 
- Help required for Holy Cross Church Kurla (W) with Food, Funds and Volunteers.
Contact Fr. Simon Borges Holy Cross Church Fr. Peter Pereira Road, Kurla (W) 25141367
(Aug 1, 2005)
By now, we all are aware of the situation in Mumbai, which has been caused by the rain havoc broken by nature on July 26, 2005. Rains completely disrupted the life of the people as they coincided with the high tide in the sea. 

Hundreds of people have died; several others have been rendered homeless. The aftermath has not sopped as we still hear the false rumors which people are falling prey too. There is urgent need that we should act now.

We have launched an appeal to help raise emergency medical supplies, clothing and to provide basic necessities to the people affected by the nature fury.

This appeal will also help support rehabilitation work in the weeks and months to come for those whose everything has been destroyed specially in the areas of Kurla, Saki Naka, Anna Bhau Sathe Nagar, New Mandala Mankhurd, Kannawar Nagar, Ambujwadi, Jogeshwari and others. 

You can help in rebuilding lives – 

Make generous donations (Cheque/cash/Demand Draft) in the name of “Socio Legal Information Centre”. 
Send us medicines, blankets, clothes, anything, which can be useful. 
Volunteering – We will need volunteers in relief and rehabilitation work 
Medical Advice – urgent appeals to all the Doctors – Please contact us for volunteering to provide free medical advice. 
Contact us and let us know in what other ways you can contribute. 

Urgently contact – 
Deepa or Zubeida @ 23439651 / 23436692 

In Solidarity, 
Dr. Prabhjot Kaur
India Centre for Human Rights and Law

We are now trying to collect some money in order to give food relief to the people of Anna Bhau Sathe Nagar in Mankhurd. This is a slum area of over 2,500 homes.

If anyone wants to give relief in the form of food and plastic:

Please contact : Pervin: 022 - 22184779 / 22185832 / 9820636335
Simpreet : 9323254706
Medha : 9869446684

Volunteers are required as well.

best wishes,