Sunday 16 July 2006

Volunteers Required

Some of us have been discussing for the past week the possibility of forming a group that can be called up in times of emergencies/crisis to help mumbai citizens. It is entirely a citizen's initiative and focuses on putting your own motivation and capacity to help to the best possible use. The group will essentially be structured around a number of designated core group members who would call up volunteers in their respective area (or respective field of assistance) for help in times of emergencies.

Those who would like to volunteer, please get in touch at mumbaihelp@gmail.com (mumbaihelp[at]gmail[dot]com) or leave a comment with your contact details and we will get back to you.

We are planning on calling a meeting soon (maybe at the end of this week). Details will be put up on the blog and mailed to volunteers.

We need to know how much time you can give to this and what kind of help you can provide.

Type of help could be :
data entry
visiting hospitals
getting info from authorities (lists, addresses)
finding out procedures
operating and updating the blog
manning phonelines to get info

We also need to know if you have contacts with any charitable organisation and what area of work they are involved in.

Of course, it is not possible to entirely pre-empt exactly what kind of help an emergency could call for. If you can think of any other way you can help so that we are prepared for all eventualities, please let us know.
Please provide your details in the format given below -

NAME:
AREA: residence, work
CONTACT: mobile, landline
E-MAIL:
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
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Thank you,
Cassandra N
Shahla R
Shiladitya C

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