Delhi Capitals have become the second Indian Premier League franchise after Rajasthan Royals to come up with financial assistance in the wake of the deadly Covid-19 wave that has engulfed the country currently.
The Delhi Capitals and its patrons- the JSW Foundation and GMR Varalakshmi foundation- have pledged Rs 1.5 Crore towards the Delhi NCR-based NGOs- the Hemkunt and the Uday Foundation.
The money will be used to procure medical equipment like oxygen cylinders and concentrators and Covid wellness kits.
Hemkunt Foundation has been working tirelessly to launch oxygen cylinders for those in need. The NGO is currently running two initiatives- distribution drives of oxygen cylinders and a 24-hour drive-through where patients who need oxygen can directly come in cars, with an additional provision for medical tents for critical cases.
“Our team is working tirelessly to help thousands of critical patients every day. We are grateful to Delhi Capitals and its patrons for this generous contribution that will surely make a significant difference to many lives,” Harteerath Singh, Community Development Director at Hemkunt Foundation.
The Uday Foundation, on the other hand, is running a campaign to distribute oxygen concentrators to the most vulnerable population, who are struggling to find beds besides helping homeless people auth meals and wellness kits.
“Delhi Capitals has always been among the first to support our foundation in difficult times. By helping us provide oxygen concentrators to the needy, they have surely won the hearts of many.” added Rahul Verma, Uday Foundation’s owner.
“In this hour of crisis, Delhi Capitals stands in solidarity with the citizens of Delhi, whose efforts to selflessly help each other in the fight against COVID19 have been inspiring, to say the least. We are honoured to extend our support to Hemkunt Foundation, and the stellar work that they continue to do,” Vinod Bisht, Delhi Capitals Interim CEO said.
Ashwini Saxena, JSW CEO said-
“JSW salutes Hemkunt Foundation for their valuable work. Through this financial aid we hope to support them and the city of Delhi in their spirited fight against this devastating disease.”
“The Hemkunt Foundation and the Uday Foundation continue to be at the forefront of the city’s fight against Covid-19. GMR Varalakshmi Foundation is humbly extending our support to their noble work.” said PKSV Sagar, CEO, GMR Varalaskhmi Foundation.