Our COVID-19 Emergency Relief Efforts in India
Sending Medical supplies + Critical Donations + Love
Our hearts go out to our employees and partners in India as the country is brought to its knees by COVID 19.
We have 42 full-time employees based in India living through a terrifying and extremely stressful time. They’re not just part of our team, they’re part of our family – with relationships spanning decades deepened by friendship and a shared commitment to our craft.
All of our employees and their families in India are being provided with COVID prevention kits, including basic immunity medications, doctor visits, and COVID tests, as well as medical equipment – steam inhalers; pulse oximeters to monitor oxygen levels, etc. We are sourcing 5 oxygen concentrators for shared use within their communities.
For the larger community, we’re donating to the non-profit and volunteer-run Oxygen for India to provide medical oxygen to those in need. This campaign, spearheaded by epidemiologist Ramanan Laxminarayan, is delivering free medical oxygen in seven Indian cities. The donation will be directed by Vishal Kalucha, head of our Uttar Pradesh operations, who reports that “lack of oxygen countrywide is leading to panic and maximum fatalities.” To donate with us, please visit oxygenforindia.org.
And please join us in keeping them, their friends and neighbors, and their families in your thoughts, hearts, and prayers.
Annie Selke, Founder and Chief Vision Officer