Srinagar: J&K Yateem Foundation (JKYF) distributed relief kits among 10 families comprising more than 70 souls who were recently affected due to massive blaze at Kilshey Tetri village of Tulail in Gurez area in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
According to a press note, the relief kits included grocery items, blankets, school bags with stationary items and cattle fodder. An amount of about Rs 1.50 lakh was incurred for the arrangement of relief kits.
Besides, clothing including sweaters and other woolens, was also distributed among the affected people which had been donated by philanthropists.
The relief operation was carried out in collaboration with Srinagar based “Infaq Foundation” while a Baramulla based WhatsApp group also pooled its resources for the relief activity in the area in terms of school bags and stationary items.
“A team comprising JKYF's District Bandipora Representative (Dd) Mohammad Anwar Malik and Tehsil representatives Gulzar Ahmad (Tulail), Firdous Ahmad (Gurez) and Shakeel Ahmed Baba visited the affected families and expressed sympathies with them. The team of volunteers while braving the chilling weather reached out with succour to the affected families,” the press note said.
Talking to JKYF volunteer team, the affected people appealed the philanthropists and humanitarian groups to take immediate steps to cater to the needs of fodder for cattle before the closure of the Bandipora Gurez road for six months.
In this connection, JKYF plans 2nd consignment of relief items in near future for the affected people in far flung areas as the approaching winter disconnects the whole Gurez from rest of the Valley for several months.