STREET PROVIDENCE is again in the forefront of providing Relief to the vulnerable sections of Society.

The world is facing humanity’s biggest crises since World War 2. All countries are affected and the World economy is at a major risk. Jobs loss is on the rise along with slowdown in manufacturing and services activities.

We in Goa have also faced a collapse in the Tourism & Hospitality industry leading to a sharp rise in unemployment resulting in loss of jobs and thereby struggling to have enough money to buy food. Egged on by the support of our volunteers and benefactors we decide to step in and do our Utmost to provide food and medicines to these vulnerable groups.

From 1st April, 2020 to 15th July, 2020 we have distributed cooked food, medicines, dry rations etc. to the tune of Rs. 25 Lakhs. We give a brief summary below.

This was possible because of the generosity of our Benefactors.

Our volunteers adhering to the protocol issued by the Government reached out to the underprivileged despite the high risk of getting infected by the virus. The heavy rains and flood waters were of no consequence to them. We will still continue to serve the needy in a special way till the pandemic is over.

Other Highlights of our work during the ongoing Pandemic:

As the world battles the corona virus pandemic, there are some who are taking the fight to the invisible enemy. These include doctors, healthcare professionals, and police personnel. STREET PROVIDENCE felt the need to show our gratitude to the GOA POLICE. Throughout the lockdown period they were there on the streets in rain and hot sun risking their health and the health of their families to keep us safe. As a token of our gratitude to these brave hearts we decided to keep them safe in our own way.

• We provided a automatic (touchless) Sanitising machine to the Porvorim Police stations.

• Other Police stations in Goa were given pedal machines for using the sanitiser.

• Vitamin C tablets and Supradyn tablets were distributed to all police stations as immunity boosters.

• Electric Water kettles were provided so that police personnel can drink hot water to keep the virus away.

Our Trustee Adv. Caroline Collasso & Sapnesh Salgaokar handed over an automatic (touchless) sanitizing machine to DySP Edwin Colaco of Porvorim Police Station.
Sapnesh Salgaokar of STREET PROVIDENCE handing over Electric water kettle to DySp of Panjim Police Station
Power Minister Nilesh Cabral receiving Electric Water Kettles from STREET PROVIDENCE

In showing our gratitude we also did not forget our Engineers and Linesmen of the Electricity Department. These personnel were busy working throughout the lockdown ensuring that all of us had a continuous supply of Electric power in our homes. The virus did not deter them.

We provided:

• Electric Water kettles for hot water in all sub stations in Goa.

• Provided Torch lights to all linesmen which were badly needed by them.

The Chimbel Health Center was in dire need of an Ambulance to transport their patients to Hospitals. We only felt it right that we should be of help to our brethren in these pandemic times.

STREET PROVIDENCE owned ambulance was loaned to the Center so that the people of Chimbel and surrounding villages could quickly be transported in times of emergency.

Sapnesh Salgaokar of STREET PROVIDENCE handing over the keys of the Ambulance to Mr. Abby of Chimbel Health Center
Ana Gracias with the Ambulance

We have given our mite during the Kerala Floods in 2018 and back again we are here to help our brothers and sisters in Goa during the pandemic. Of course all this would not have been possible without the help of our generous benefactors. We are highly grateful to them. Also our volunteers are playing a very big part in the distribution of dry rations and cooked food risking their health to help others. If you like our work please support us in whatever way you can. Thanks and God Bless you all.