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Ushor is working for the forgotten during coronavirus outbreak

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Amidst the outbreak of coronavirus, volunteers of Ushor, a non-profit based in Kolkata has been distributing essential items to senior citizens and orphaned children

Ushor, a non-profit in Kolkata is working for a section of society whom we have forgotten in this hour of crisis while locking ourselves inside our homes. Ushor has been reaching to marginalized sections of the society like those living in old age homes and children living in orphanages. The non-profit has been distributing face masks, sanitizers, hand wash and anti-bacterial sops to senior citizens and orphanage children who have no one to look after.

Distributing medical items to senior citizens and orphans

Around 25 volunteers of Ushor are working tirelessly around the clock in Kolkata and its outskirts reaching out to 14 old age homes and 12 orphanages distributing the vital items to save its inhabitants from getting infected with coronavirus, “We launched our campaign from March 16 by creating awareness on social media about coronavirus. Soon, we decided to work on ground after the situation started taking a turn for the worse. We decided to work for those who were forgotten by the society. We felt that they needed the utmost care and attention,” said Biswadeb Mukherjee 34, a volunteer of Ushor.

Over 2000 people benefitted

Member of Ushor has so far distributed over 2000 face masks, sanitizers’ items collectively to senior citizens and orphaned children.

They are also running Facebook page and helpline numbers (mentioned below) where they are urging people to donate food staples and even cash for those who are too poor to afford anything. They are happy to be contacted through Whatsapp messages.

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Supplying rations and other essentials to people

Besides, they are doing another commendable job. The volunteers are procuring and supplying food items to those who cannot step outside their houses like senior citizens living alone in the city. The payment is of course, done by beneficiaries on receiving the materials. The aim is to stop the black marketing of the essential items and provide them to needy people.

Who is Ushor?

Ushor, the non-profit has been working for senior citizens, school-dropouts due to economic reasons in Kolkata and other districts since 2012. The organization has members from different walks of life who have their own professions but take out time to do social work.

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Get in Touch!

Biswadeb Mukherjee
Volunteer, Ushor
They are also running Facebook page and helpline numbers
9831511851/8013168745/9062076210

Go to Ushor Facebook

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