Live From The Field

8.7.2021 5pm IST
FOOD BANK FOR THE POOR, SANGOLDA, GOA , has been feeding hundreds if not a few thousand families, dry ration during this 2nd wave across Goa only .
We will be presenting you our different, trusted and hardworking volunteers who have been working quietly for last many years and more specifically in the last 2 months. 
Today we travel to CANACONA taluka and our volunteer is Mrs Sharon and her silent husband.
You must watch the 2 min video. 👇
Attached a poster covering the 61 families in CANACONA taluka for dry ration. 
Sharon and Street Providence goes back to Aug 2018 , during the Kerala Flood relief when we managed to collect Rs 1.5 crore relief and send 13 trucks to Kerala.
♡♡ Sharon was our point in CANACONA. 
Sharon identified about 25 poor goan families right through the 1st lockdown and from Dec 2020 we were giving her dry ration kits for these families. 
In May 21 , during the 2nd wave we increased these to 50 families and for june 21, we gave out 61 dry ration kits .
Sharon , her husband and kids physically pack these ration in their small garment shop in CANACONA market and then some are physically moved out to the far flung areas by them in their own car, while the near by families come over to the shop to pick. 
Not an easy and cheap task as Covering Canacona Taluka from Agonda to Galjibag must be one way min 20 kms.
Sharon once took me along and we encountered very poor and financially backward families. 
Most are old , lonely, unemployed and all were sick with some sort of sickness and ailment.
Initially we decided to provide dry ration which we are providing but medicines are also required on a monthly basis. 
If there are any Goan associations abroad from CANACONA taluka please help us to help our own poor Goan families. 
Both communities are helped in equal ratio.
Alot of old and lonely people require transport to go either to District Hospital Margao or GMC Bambolim and we are working on a long term solution to this demand. 
Sharon has a complete list of these 61 families and its increasing and if you can join in both as a volunteer and benefactor, please let me know. 
I can say with confidence that Sharon & her husband are doing the best they can, without any grumble or murmur especially during the rains as distribution is not easy as the car at times does not reach the door step. 
It's been a wonderful experience working with so many volunteers in different areas over the last few years and Sharon and her husband are one of these volunteers. 
If you would like to support us for july 2021, send me a whatsapp on 8380097564
We require your support and help to reach out to them .
Support us in whatever way you can. 
Donate generously to our NGO.
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations. 
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy .
Twitter : @streetproviden1
As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564.
God bless you 
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848