Jan 28 2001: During the past three days BAPS has been rendering relief work at Bhuj, Bhadra, Morbi, Surendranagar and Amdavad
BAPS saints and volunteers are working day and night in this mammoth rescue and relief operation. Food packets from all major centers of BAPS are being sent to the affected areas and a special shipment containing over 350 tonnes of essentials is soon to reach Bhuj - the worst affected area.
At present 25 sadhus and 100 volunteers of BAPS are engaged in relief work in Bhuj. Arrangements are being made by volunteers to start a relief kitchen center at Bhachao and Rapar and to send food packets to Khavda.
A relief center has been opened in Morbi and food packets were prepared and distributed in 5 villages, namely : Bagthada, Biliya, Kantipur, Godpar and Rajpar.
On a daily basis, 5,000 food packets are being distributed to the affected villages in Jodia region from the relief center in Bhadra.
The aftermath of the earthquake has left many residents homeless and anxious about the safety of their fractured apartments. Four relief centers in the suburbs of Amdavad namely Satellite, Paldi, Bapunagar and Jivraj Park are providing food and shelter to the victims. Today volunteers have distributed 5,000 food packets, offered lunch and dinner to 4,000 people and shelter to 830 people. More than 200 volunteers are offering their services at the four centers.
Volunteers and sadhus of the BAPS mandir in Surendranagar are suplying food to 300 patients and staff members twice a day. (for next ten days)