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JKYF appeals for arranging Cattle Fodder for the fire affected people in Tulail

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JKYF, 'Infaq Foundation pool relief of Rs 1.50 Lac for distribution among affected

Srinagar, December: 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, a press release issued here said.

The press release further added that the relief kits included grocery items, blankets, school bags with stationary items and cattle fodder. An amount of about Rs 1.50 Lac was incurred for the arrangement of relief kits.

Besides, clothing including sweaters and other woollens was also distributed among the affected people which had been donated by philanthropists, the press release added.

The relief operation, the press release added, was carried out in collaboration with Srinagar based ‘Infaq Foundation’ that while as 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 DR. Mohammad Anwar Malik and Tehsil representatives Gulzar Ahmad (Tulail), Firdous Ahmad (Gurez) and Shakeel Ahmed Baba visited the affected families and expressed sympathies with the affected people, the press release said adding that the team of volunteers while braving the chilling weather reached out to the affected families.

During their interactions with the JKYF volunteer’s 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 6 months, the press release added.

The press release further added that in this connection, JKYF plans 2nd consignment of relief items in near future for the affected people in far flung areas affected by the natural calamity as the approaching winter disconnects the whole Gurez from rest of the Valley for several months.

JKYF also appealed donors and philanthropists to contribute for the relief and rehabilitation of the affected people in Gurez. They have been requested to contact the JKYF Bandipora Unit, the press release added.

Pertinently, the whole area of Tulail and other areas in Gurez are disconnected in December every year for several months due to heavy snowfall and harsh weather conditions.

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