Continuing to Help India
With everyones exceptional support we have enough money to immediately send $15,000 dollars worth of O2 technology to India!
Westborough has inspired us to continue to fund raise to send more O2 technology until such time as the need subsides!
The need continues; so will we
The Westborough Educational Technology Fund (WETF) launched this campaign on Friday, May 8th at 3:30pm. By Monday morning, we hit our initial goal of $15,000!
We are grateful for your response and support, as we received hundreds of donations ranging from $5 to $1000. Your support was fast and vast.
After speaking with and vetting several charitable organizations and efforts, we are partnering with Community Partners International and the team at Navya, lead by Gitika Srivastava and Dr. Naresh Ramarajan.Their efforts have already delivered more than 4,000 O2 concentrators to India. Using Navya’s relationships with over 200 hospitals and clinics, their team has people on-the-ground able to help move equipment to where it’s needed, including rural areas of the country. With shipping donated by FedEx and Air India, the team has proven success with transportation, logistics, and customs clearances.
The funds we have raised will get help to hard hit areas quickly and efficiently. The funds raised will add 10 more O2 Concentrators to a shipment scheduled for May 29th. One high flow concentrator helps approx. 60 patients per month!
We have selected to work with Gitika Srivastava and Dr. Naresh Ramarajan founders of Navya
What's next ?
While we quickly met our initial goal, the need continues and will evolve. Until the situation in India is stable; Gitika, Naresh and their team will continue to move desperately needed O2 technology to india. So will we!!
WETF will continue to accept donations and will continue to fund shipments of O2 technologies to India.
Please donate if you can. Please share this with friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Help us get the word out as we help make real change in India and support our neighbors, friends, and relatives with ties to the country.
Highlight: Fit Body Boot Camp Raises funds for "Help India to Breathe"
Thank you to Fit Body Bootcamp for running a campaign last Saturday May 22nd to help WETF raise funds for this campaign. In a few hours they raised $510! They also got friends and colleagues to donate directly to the campaign separately. Thank you to Vik Desai of Fit Body Bootcamp for arranging for this!
Westborough Helping India to Breathe
We have raised $15,000.00 to meet our initial goal.
BUT BECAUSE OF THE EXCITEMENT AND AS LONG AS THE NEED PERSISTS, WE WILL CONTINUE THIS CAMPAIGN. Consider making a tax deductible donation to help India breathe today
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