The second wave of the COVID crisis is seriously impacting India. The number of people directly affected by the virus or with affected family members has soared, straining care resources to the breaking point. There are shortages of oxygen, hospital beds, and vaccines. It’s like nothing we have ever seen.
As a company with a hybrid, onshore/offshore model, we are deeply empathetic to what our colleagues and the people of India are going through right now. We have team members all over the US and in two major cities in India. When we saw the numbers of cases rising there, we knew that we needed to take action as a company without delay.
Our team here at MST is mobilizing quickly to show our support for our colleagues by pledging $10,000 to fight COVID in India. We are sending our offshore colleagues Quarantine support kits and Get Well Soon Kits. These kits have gel sanitizer, surgical masks, Zinc supplementary medicine, thermometers, and more. We are also working with government run hospitals in India to fill supply requests and help the community.
Since it can be hard to know which organizations to trust, I’ve listed three below that are accredited charity organizations who are active right now in India. The descriptions come straight from each org’s website.
- Unicef – “India is struggling to fight off a second crushing wave of COVID-19 cases. UNICEF and partners are on the ground, working to deliver vital supplies and save lives. You can help.”
- Americares – “Americares is working with communities, health workers and dedicated COVID-19 facilities to address the growing challenge of COVID-19 across India. With an expansive local team ready to do what it takes, your support will go far.”
- Project HOPE – “Project HOPE is coordinating with local partners and government officials to locally procure PPE and critically needed medical equipment to help India’s health care workers respond to the dramatic spread of the disease.”
Again, these are all fully accredited business/nonprofit organizations.
For those within the MST team, look out for internal communications on how to alert the intervention task force of your donation and share other charitable organizations that are close to your heart.
For concerned citizens outside the MST team, consider reaching out to your company’s leadership to join us in our efforts to assist India during this troubled time.