Let’s Rebuild Uttarakhand

Put the victims of the June disaster on the path to a bright future!  After careful deliberation, IDRF has identified 3 promising programs to help local communities devastated by the June storms.  But we need your donations  to succeed!

Transitional Housing
This disaster destroyed thousands of homes in Pithoragarh District, in NE Uttarkhand on the borders of Nepal and China.  But building a new home on this mountainous terrain can easily take a year. Villagers urgently need transitional houses – for safety, privacy, and protection from the monsoon.  We will work directly with Manav Seva Sansthan, a well-established local NGO, to build them.

The houses will be made of galvanized iron sheets and bamboo poles, with sloped roofs and raised floors.  Each family will receive a solar lantern and water purifier.  You can provide a durable shelter for a family of five for just $1,050.  100 families are in need –  but we cannot answer their call without your generous contribution! Help us raise $105,000!

Home Furnishings
Villagers also lost their most basic belongings.  IDRF aims to fund at least 300 beds & bedding packets for families in Pithoragarh.  Each packet includes a bed, mattress, quilt, sheets, pillows and a mosquito net.   Our partner NGO SCALE is a highly credible organization with more than ten years of local experience.   A gift of $550 will provide ten complete units (including beds).  Having a safe, warm place to sleep will mean so much to these people.  Our goal is $26,00!

Village Rehabilitation
IDRF intends to collaborate with our long-time partner, Uttaranchal Daivi Apda Peedit Sahayata Samiti, to rebuild communities in Uttarkashi District, in the northwest of the state on the borders on China.   The flood destroyed a hostel that we co-financed years ago, and we are looking into building a newer and better facility.  Other plans under consideration include women’s income-generation, such as computer skills, tailoring, and food-processing.

With 25 years of experience and a development expert on the ground as our consultant, IDRF will use your hard-earned money effectively and responsibly.

Please donate now. All donations are tax-deductible in the US. 

  • Check:  Mail a check payable to “IDRF,” with memo “Uttarakhand” to

IDRF, 5821 Mossrock Drive, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Please include your email address.

  • Online:  http://goo.gl/D8f75  Please add a note that says “Uttarakhand.”
  • Corporate match:  Ask your company’s HR office if they will match your donation to India Development and Relief Fund, Inc. (EIN 52-1555563).  We are already approved by dozens of leading companies!


PDF appeal: Uttarakhand Rehab Appeal