I Am Kolkata – from Merlin Group Distributes food grains and Hygiene items
Extends help to over 5000 families and migrant workers with 40,000 kgs of essential food grains
As the pandemic Corona Virus is making daily wage earners and poor people’ life miserable as they barely can earn their two square meals in this grave situation, I Am Kolkata, a CSR arm of Merlin Group has come forward to help out these people living below the poverty line.
I Am Kolkata from Merlin Group has reached out to slum dwellers, daily wage earners across different parts of Kolkata , suburbs and Howrah with essential food grains comprising rice , pulse, potatoes as well as health and hygiene items including sanitizer, soap and shampoos that would help them to keep the infection from corona virus at bay.
I am Kolkata has extended its help to over 5000 families with 40,000 kgs of essential food items like Rice, Pulse , Potatoes at various locations like Tangra, Behala, Rajarhat , Jawgacha, Gopalpur area, Howrah, Pakuria, Domjur with its help with the support from local administration. Today I Am Kolkata has reached out to 700 poor families in Domjur area with the hele of member of legislative assembly.
Besides I am Kolkata from Merlin is also serving the migrant construction workers across different project sites of Merlin Group like Tollygunge, Dumdum with its food grains and enabling them to cook and serve their needs. In doing this, I am Kolkata has been providing aid to more than 100 migrant workers.
Speaking on the grim situation, Mr. Saket Mohta, Founder of I Am Kolkata and Managing Director of Merlin Group, India’s leading real estate player, said, “The outbreak of Corona virus has forced us to be at home to stay safe and stay away from the deadly corona virus. But the poor people like daily wage earners and slum dwellers and our migrant workers are finding it very difficult to earn their two square meals. Hence we contributed in a small way to reach out to them and help them. We will feel happy if our humble contribution can bring smile to their face. This is just the beginning and we will put our earnest effort to reach out to more people”.