All funds collected will be utilized for earthquake relief works. The India Network does not have any overhead unlike other charities. Checks are preferable to avoid credit card processing fee if you are contributing more than $500.
2. DONATING USED/NEW BLANKETS, SHEETS AND OTHER WINTER CLOTHING:
India Network Foundation is not involved in Clothes Donation Drive except providing link here for the benefit of our members:
Clean Blankets, Sheets, sweaters, and other winter clothes are requested by the distributing organizations in Gujarat and these may be boxed and sent by UPS or by other means to the following address:
Comfort Inn North
Attn. Mr. Rati Patel
1213 East Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43229
1. MARK THE CONTENTS OF THE BOX CLEARLY ON THE TOP (Children (B/G), Men, Women (sarees only), etc.)
2. WASH THE CLOTHES AND FOLD THEM BEFORE BOXING (IF POSSIBLE PRESS THEM FOR EASY HANDLING).
3. Other cloth items may also be sent to the above address but they take low priority due to the need for winter clothing is more urgent.
Your donations to the INF are tax-exempt in the US and will be used to provide humanitarian help in remote areas, & help elementary schools, organized directly by the INF with volunteer help from our Ahmedabad members. INF assures the best for your donation dollar than any organization (Govt. or NGO) in the World. Provide accurate mailing address to receive receipts for your donation.
At least 20,000 were killed and more than 50,000 injured when a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook the Indian subcontinent, flattening Gujarat early hours on Republic Day. Officials said Bhuj, nearest to the epicenter of the quake, alone accounted for 3,000 deaths, while 700 were killed in Ahmedabad. About 300 deaths were reported from other parts of the state. Screams rent the air as people were caught unawares and their homes collapsed.