HCL Foundation organises a Cyclone Relief Distribution Drive


As part of its Disaster Relief and Risk Reduction (DRR) programme to support the victims of the recent Cyclone Vardah in Chennai, HCL Foundation has organised a Relief Distribution Drive in Semmencherry. Approx. 7,000 households from the severely hit Semmencherry community received the relief kits during the drive which was organised on January 11, 12 and 13.

Semmencherry, primarily a resettlement colony of labourers and daily wage earners, is one of the worst affected areas in Chennai that has incurred colossal damage to property and livelihood of the residents due to Cyclone Vardah. Immediately after the cyclone, HCL Foundation analysed the situation and initiated a collection drive within the HCL offices to distribute immediate relief items to the victims. HCL Foundation team went door-to-door to provide tokens to the affected families. The relief kits reached a large number of people in need that included pregnant women, children, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Each relief kit consisted of rice, dal, salt, milk powder, chilli powder, atta, tea, sanitary napkins and a mosquito net.