COVID-19 Relief Efforts- Second Wave (Since April 26th, 2021)

COVID-19 Relief Efforts- Second Wave (Since April 26th, 2021)

There are millions of less fortunate people who are struggling to make ends meet and provide food and essentials for their families during these difficult times.

In 2020, IDRF donated $127,000 to India, $10,000 to Nepal, and $67,155 to the USA to provide relief kits to thousands of people hit hard by the pandemic. The situation in India became a lot worse in 2021 than it was last year.

How is IDRF helping?

Relief efforts:

During the second wave of the pandemic, IDRF sent $778,348 (April 2021 to September 2021) in relief grants to 17 states to provide oxygen plants, ventilators, and concentrators, grocery kits, help to patients in finding hospital beds, transportation to vaccination centers, organizing vaccination camps and recovery centers, and dignified cremation of dead patients, etc. To meet the demands during the surge of coronavirus cases and to prepare for future waves, IDRF also provided oxygen plants for small/medium hospitals

IDRF collaborated with its reliable and trusted partners to provide relief to people in

Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi GujaratJharkhand, KarnatakaMaharashtraOdishaPunjab, Rajasthan, Tamil NaduUttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal, etc.

To optimize its resource utilization, IDRF also supported relief operations in India by joining hands with other organizations in the USA, such as the Greater Washington Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GWAPI), SEWA International, and Sehgal Foundation. 

Rehabilitation efforts:

We are now extending our programs to rehabilitate those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic: 

1. Economic assistance and livelihood support by providing micro-credit for livestock, four-wheel carts, and small businesses

2. Vaccination drives– COVID awareness and prevention, organizing vaccination camps, registration, and transportation to vaccination centers

3. Help in obtaining government assistance and care cards for the poor and tribal population

4. Education recovery to bridge the learning gap by providing laptops to teachers for virtual classes, vocational training for the unemployed, a school for children from COVID-devastated families, and learning kits, etc.

Please make a tax-deductible DONATION today.

You can also DONATE securely through IDRF’s Facebook page

IDRF is sending 100% of your donations to provide relief/rehabilitation to those in need

without consideration for religion, caste or creed.

During these challenging times, when the poor need your help more than ever, please continue your valuable support to IDRF. Your tax-deductible donation to IDRF can provide a life of dignity to these people and hope for a better future!

What has been done so far…..

COVID-19 Relief Campaign in India-2020

COVID-19 Relief Campaign in India-2020

Please HELP the Poor get Food during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Millions of poor daily-wage earners in India have lost their livelihood and are on the verge of starvation…With India under complete lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, poor daily-wage earning migrant laborers have returned to their homes. IDRF is raising funds to help these extremely poor and unemployed by providing RELIEF KITS* with FOOD and ESSENTIALS to SAVE their FAMILIES FROM STARVATION.

UPDATE: IDRF has sent $127,000 to provide relief to the needy especially the poor migrant workers in Gorakhpur district (UP), Malda district (West Bengal), Ganjam and other districts (Odisha), Kutch district (Gujarat), Osmanabad district (Maharashtra), Madhubani district (Bihar), Kankhal district (Uttarakhand) and Ajmer district (Rajasthan).  IDRF has provided more than 6,510 Relief Kits (dry food and hygiene items) to struggling migrant worker families, medicinespersonal protection kits, and food to thousands of medical personnel, patients, family members, and hospital staff. In addition, thousands of destitute migrant workers were also provided snacks, water-bottles, facemasks, and sanitizers at the checkpoints on their journey back home. 

The spread and scale are enormous and we are expanding our relief campaign to other states of India as well to serve thousands more. Please don’t hesitate as time is not on our side.

HURRY and Make a tax-deductible donation today. Your donation of $1,000 will help 65 families for 15 days

The Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 (Standard Deduction) in charitable donations starting in 2020.

To combat this dire situation, IDRF is sending 100% of the donations received without keeping any administrative costs. IDRF is providing food and essentials to the needy regardless of religion, caste or creed through our trusted and long-time partners: Economic Rural Development Society in West Bengal, Manav Seva Sansthan “SEVA” in Uttar Pradesh, Samerth Charitable Trust in Gujarat, Jnana Prabodhini in Maharashtra, Youth for Social Development and Sathya Sai Trust in Odisha, Gram Vikas Parishad in Bihar, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram in Uttarakhand and Centre for Advocacy and Research in Rajasthan.

* RELIEF KITS include cooking oil, flour, lentils, sugar, spices, soya chunks, potatoes, tea packets, biscuits, soap, anti-septic liquid, and sanitary napkins, etc. 

COVID-19 Relief Campaign-Nepal

COVID-19 Relief Campaign-Nepal

NGO: Public Health Concern Trust-NEPAL


Public Health Concern Trust, Nepal (phect-NEPAL) is a secular, non-political, not-for-profit national level Non-government Organization (NGO) committed to health development. It was founded in 1991, with the overall objective of developing a model of sustainable community health care throughout rural Nepal. 

IDRF Partner Since: 2012

Focus Area(s): Health and Disaster Rehabilitation

Location: Nepal

Project Title: COVID-19 Relief Campaign in Nepal


During the coronavirus pandemic, IDRF has sent $10,000 to Phect-Nepal to address specific needs at the Kathmandu Model Hospital. The grant helped cover the things such as:

  1. Financial help for hospital staff (laid off or has work hours reduced) 
  2. Operating costs that were impacted due to a reduction in the hospital’s revenue
  3. Procurement of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  4. Essential equipment for the care of in-patients during the pandemic
  5. Emergency supplies for virus control and containment, etc.
Donor Spotlight: A Unique Way to “Give-Back” and help the needy!

Donor Spotlight: A Unique Way to “Give-Back” and help the needy!

Dr. Bipin Patel is a highly respectable physician and a philanthropist in the United States. He always had a profound connection with India and a strong desire to give-back to his motherland. Dr. Patel found out that gifts of appreciated securities are a cost-effective way to help the underprivileged. Every year for over a decade now, he has been donating appreciated stocks to IDRF. IDRF sells these stocks immediately (unless advised otherwise) to support its various development programs and Dr. Patel is able to avoid the capital gains tax in addition to receiving a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock.