Original Publishing Date: May 10th 2021
Publisher: The Hindu
Author: Sunlini Mathew

Amidst this second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many noble individuals have offered tremendous help to those who have not been as fortunate. This article, narrates experiences of individuals like Mr. Singh and Pritam who have helped with the funeral and burial of bodies during these difficult times.

There are also small businesses or at-home businesses that have started to help people, like Ms. Honey Tandon and Ms. Ruby. Ms. Tandon began Helping Hands, in Gurugram, at free of cost for those in her building who got COVID and a few workers who had planned to go back to their villages. Helping Hands has provided about 30 meals each for lunch and dinner, with fewer for breakfast.

“When leadership fails to provide us with even basic healthcare, it’s up to us to make the community better; to step up and do something.”

The article also recognizes NGOs that have made an effort to help the people in need as much as possible, and one such organization is Caregiver Saathi. An NGO that has used phones to help verify information relating to COVID-19. Caregiver Saathi put out a call for volunteers and had 44 individuals register, all under the age of 18.

This article gives you a glimpse of how even as an average working individual, you can help those in need. So please read this article to know more about how people all over our country are contributing, and their struggles and accomplishments in this journey that is not easy for anyone.

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