Mars Wrigley Foundation Announced INR 4 million India grant to Support Poor

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Mars Wrigley Foundation has announced an India grant that will aid the daily wage workers, migrants, labour and vulnerable population by providing them dry ration and essential kits. The INR 4 million grant will be supporting The Akshaya Patra Foundation and Smile Foundation, non-profit organisations that are working with vulnerable communities through the crisis. Anne Vela-Wagner, Executive Director, Mars Wrigley Foundation said that they are committed to the communities where they live and work, especially during this unprecedented time, and are responding to the urgent needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mars Wrigley Foundation is grateful for the relentless work of their partner organisations to assist during this crisis. The Akshaya Patra Foundation will receive INR 2.5 million for distribution of 3,000 ration kits in Gurgaon (Haryana), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Baddi (Himachal Pradesh). The grant will also donate INR 1.5 million to Smile Foundation for distributing 600 dry ration and essential item kits in Pune (Maharashtra). In all, the grant will support 3,600 families in these four locations. The funds disbursed will be used to procure essential relief materials such as food and hygiene items which will include masks, soaps, hand sanitizer and sanitary napkins by the organisations. Both organisations will be working in close collaboration with the local government agencies and representatives towards carrying out the relief distribution work.

Report : Anustup Kundu

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