In response to India’s unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, the UJA-Federation of New York announced a grant of $200,000 to four organizations assisting with relief efforts in the country: JDC, IsraAID, Afya Foundation, and Gabriel Project Mumbai.
“It’s heartbreaking to see the scenes from India today, and we hope our aid will spur others to join the relief effort,” said Eric S. Goldstein, CEO, UJA-Federation of New York.
The grants will provide equipment and assistance to remote and particularly vulnerable communities in India.
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JDC donates $60,000
JDC, UJA’s primary international partner and a long-standing presence in India, is spearheading a multifaceted relief effort. The $60,000 grant will be used to establish a partnership with the Israeli government to provide hospitals with Israeli-made ventilators. Additionally, JDC collaborates with the local relief organization SEWA International to deliver medical equipment from Israel to hospitals and to provide food and humanitarian assistance to communities in need. JDC is also a member of a coalition recruiting American and Israeli physicians to provide virtual case consultation and coaching to frontline Indian physicians.
Afya Foundation donates $50,000
This grant will enable Afya to collaborate with Sewa International to provide critical medical supplies to vulnerable communities, including CPAPs, BIPAPs, ventilators, oxygen masks, stretchers, medical beds, and exam tables.
IsraAID donates $45,000
This grant, administered by IsraAID, will assist in the acquisition of medical equipment, the establishment of remote stress and trauma prevention programs, and the assessment of long-term public health needs.
Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM) donates $45,000
GPM is active in Mumbai’s urban slums and rural tribal villages in Maharashtra, India. This grant will assist GPM in the provision of food packages and medical supplies, the operation of medical clinics, the establishment of a new Covid-19 vaccination center in the heart of the Kalwa slum, and the provision of Covid-19 educational visual aids to rural hospitals.