IASF is working with WRKSPOT Foundation to help rebuild the home to 53 needy kids. All of these kids are displaced and need immediate financial help to rebuild the infrastructure that was destroyed in Cyclone FANI. WRKSPOT Foundation was established in 2018. It’s first project is to change the lives of 53 kids in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. WRKSPOT’s goal is to help children learn to learn to dream and achieve. They have a 3-step formula to achieve our goal – feed healthy food, provide safe environment, create awareness in children the importance of mental and physical fitness at an early age. Please visit their website http://www.WRKSPOT.FOUNDATION for details. Thank you for all your generous support – we are no more accepting donations for this cause.
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani ravaged the coastal Odisha on May 3, 2019, destroying homes, buildings, uprooting millions of trees, damaging electrical & communication infrastructure. Though due to the government’s planning and foresight the loss of human lives was minimal, the aftermath is unbearable to millions of people affected. Your contribution, no matter how small or big is going to help the needy. Thank you for all your generous support – we are no more accepting donations for this cause.
IASF (was called “Oriya Sevaks” then) was born after the 1999 Super Cyclone in Orissa that claimed 10,000 lives and caused immense destruction across the state. This cyclone has been listed as the strongest recorded tropical cyclone in the North Indian Ocean and among the most destructive in the region (Info).
IASF volunteers worked passionately to raise funds and executed 12 community projects ranging from distributing medicines, blankets to building shelter homes, repairing schools etc for sustainability of affected people in long term.
The goal of the Vision 20/20 Program is to provide eye exams and glasses to needy students who otherwise fall behind in schools because of their vision problem.
The goal of the Raise a Reader program is to encourage elementary school students to read books outside of their core curriculum. Students with good reading habits tend to do well in higher grades. We work directly with the school principals to provide almirah and books for this program.
204 High School students were sitting on the floor. 51 pairs of desks/benches were supplied. Most now sit on supplied 51 desk/chair pairs. IASF undertook this project for a cost of $2450 and was coordinated by Prasanna Samantray.
IASF worked towards raising funds for the victims in Haiti’s devastaing earthquake and donated $5000 through Red Cross, San Jose, CA.