A team of volunteers, from Kashmir based NGO Athrout, left with medicines and hygiene kits for the flood affected people of Kerala on Friday morning.
The team, led by Abdul Hamid and Bilal, will pick up another consignment of food items, medicines, drinking water etc from Bangalore market on Friday evening.
Athrout officials informed Kashmir Life that their team of doctors and volunteers will function mainly from the Karnataka-Kerala borders where people have faced lot of miseries due to rising level of water.
Athrout chairman Bashir Nadwi flagged off the relief material from Nawakadal headquarters. He has instructed the team to reach out to victims and assured every help.
Nadwi informed Kashmir Life, “We have received around Rs 1 lakh as donations exclusively for the people of Kerala and other than that we have planned to spend more than Rs 3 lakhs on the relief.”
Athrout, a voluntary organisation, has been working for the welfare of the underprivileged across Kashmir for last many years. In 2014 floods, Athrout worked extensively in the hospitals as well as in the other areas.