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Raised:

$45,462

Last Updated : May 20, 2020

Target:

$50,000

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Help Fight Cororna In Bangladesh



The deadly Corona Virus has wreaked havoc worldwide. The statistics are staggering: Over 193,000 deaths, over 2,810,000 infected worldwide, and all numbers are on an exponential rise in some countries. US alone has over 900,000 individuals contracted the disease and death toll reaches a numbing figure over 46,000 (as of April 26, 2020. For latest info please look at WHO ).

The scourge of COV-19 is fast engulfing Bangladesh and the country’s overall state of preparedness seems inadequate at best. Already 145 deaths have been reported. A significant number of organizations have stepped up and mobilized their respective resources to combat the disease.

SpaandanB team has diligently conducted field research and identified critical need areas. We have deployed SpaandanB resources in TWO areas:

  • Direct food support to disadvantaged families
  • Critical Supplies for Medical Professionals

Update on Food Support Activity

  • SpaandanB team has partnered with Chaldal.com, an online grocery delivery service in Bangladesh, and procured food packages. Each package includes 5kg Rice, 1kg Potato, 1kg Moshur Dal, 1liter Soybean Oil, 1kg Salt, 1kg Onion, 1kg Garbanzo Bean, 100gm Lifebuoy Soap, 3 pcs Disposable Face Mask. On Apr 21, SpaandanB Local volunteers have distributed 265 food packages to families of students of SpaandanB School at Mohammadpur Center. On Apr 22, we have distributed 165 food packages at Kallayanpur Center and 245 food packages at Gabtali center.

  • We are planning to distibute 200 food packages to disadvantaged families in Jhinaidha, Shathkira through ALIVE (Association of Local Internal Vision Enlightenment)

  • We are planning to distribute about 100 food packages to quarantined disadvantaged families in Nasirnagar, Brahmanbaria through SpaandanB volunteer and local administration

Update on Support Activity to Medical professionals

  • SpaandanB team has joined hands with doctors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (lead by Dr. Abdul Hanif, Professor, Department of Neonatal & Pediatric Surgery, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh) and started procuring PPEs for medical professionals. Dr. Abdul Hanif has been spear heading this effort and identifying need, purchasing qualified equipments and distributing to medical officials of different institutes. This will be an ongoing process and we will update you as A new distribution is made. So far, the following distributions have been done -

    • On April 19, 1000 surgical masks, 100 Medical grade goggles, 25 coveralls have been distributed to the department of Nephrology,Respiratory Medicine, Anesthesia & ICU, Medicine.
    • On April 23, 100 Medical grade goggles and masks have been handed over to Medicine, Anesthesia & ICU and ENT department.
    • On April 25, 15 PPEs have been handed over to Birampur Health Center of Dinajpur Upozilla.

  • SpaandanB has partnered with BMANA (Bangladesh Medical Association of North America) and purchased 2500 N-95 masks. These masks will be shipped from USA to DMCH By May 3.

Dear esteemed SpaandanB well wishers,
The task ahead is monumental and our resources are limited. But together we’ll rise to the occasion, resilient and unfazed —- as we had in the past. Humanity and compassion, aided by knowledge and diligence, will prevail ——- this time, every time, as many times as it takes! May Allah be with us.


How Can You Help :

You can donate online using your PayPal account or Credit Card
or
You can mail a check payable to SpaandanB at -
SpaandanB, P.O. Box 64183, Sunnyvale, CA 94088 U.S.A.
write "Corona Aid" in the memo section


In Bangladesh :

If you want to donate in Bangladesh, you can send your donation to -
United Commercial Bank Limited, Mohammadpur Branch, 14/12 Block, A, Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka
Account No: CA 0502101000003204

or you can contact SpaandanB officials at
Masih-ur Rahman, Country Director, 880-1713385398
Iftekhar Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Country Director, 880-1711824701
Mostafizur Rahman, Project Co-ordinator, 880-1713036360