Indian district sets up fund for cyclone victims

Rotary District 3020 (Andhra Pradesh, India) has created a disaster relief fund to help victims along the east coast of India after Cyclone Hudhud hammered the region on 13 October. The storm, packing wind speeds of 120 miles per hour, killed more than 40 people, displaced tens of thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage.

"Almost all Rotarians, numbering around 2,000, of the 30 clubs in the most affected area experienced great hardship and property loss," says District Governor Gude Venkat Mohan Prasad. "Clubs around the country have started making inquiries on ways they can help."

Prasad says immediate funds will go to gathering and transporting food, milk, and water to the worst hit areas, including the port city of Visakhaptam, the epicenter of the storm.

For more information on how to help, contact District Governor Prasad.

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