Admist the predicament of nature’s one of the worst hit calamities, the strangled -yet-hopeful people of God’s own land Kerela are awaiting any and all help from whosoever and what so ever can be provided.
The helpless eyes, the language unknown, the faces never seen, the cries that scream, this plight of loosing everything- food/home/clothing/live stock/family members , pounds a heart faster to reach out for them.
Taking the road less traveled, Mrs. Vinal. Patel, the Founder of Aashray Foundation a ray of compassion and kindness railed down south to Kerala to step in-aid with necessities for the stranded people.
Support from all fields poured in to assemble Aashray Foundation’s cause for walking in the deepest of villages to provide essentials.
Supported by Mr Sanjay. Kaushik, Operating Officer and Mr. Dilip -GM, The Leela Raviz Resort, Kovalam was the first halt of kindness. The collaborative efforts of the nearby college students was arranged by the Collector.
Volunteers – Elza, Pavithra, Megha eased our endeavours by communicating in local language, arrangements for delivery and distribution .
Upon reaching ground zero, the actual meaning of brotherhood stood proud in the actions of the villagers of Chengannur. Around 150 people who had lost everything in the floods were housed together in the remaining shelters. They cooked, lived, cared and shared as one big family within these 2 concrete houses.
Aashray Foundation brought in clothes – dhoties for men ,sarees and nighties for women, clean drinking water bottles, bed sheets, towels and vegetables which were distributed to the people, who longed to wear clean and new clothes.
Their lives might be shaken but their will power is dared to be beaten. They survived a huge calamity and definitely deserved fresh clothes to celebrate their being. This act of kindness and compassion by Aashray Foundation lit up their faces and helped spread smiles… Amongst sobbing families of the village. They expressed their gratitude with prayers and blessings for Aashray Foundation.
This timely little help, with the self determination of “Service before Self ” The Founder, Vinal. Patel, overcame her own petite nature and plunged into serving for her cause.
Mr. Nilesh. Patel, her husband was the pillar of strength and integrity towards her committment for such a noble cause.
Together, they walked in synergy to be present and reach out themselves for others.
In true words Service before Self Aashray Foundation A ray of compassion and kindness Youth. Women. Empowerment.
achieves yet another purposeful reaching for people.
We are thankful to all the supporters, volunteers and our loyal readers who have helped and blessed us to become capable of doing our bit towards society.
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