With One Facebook Post, This Man Collected Help in Bangalore and Delivered It to Chennai


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While people stranded in Chennai are helping each other as much as they can, good Samaritans in other parts of the country are also trying to help the city in their own ways. Ram Kashyap, a resident of Bangalore, is one among them, and he is doing something that not many would dare to do.

Ram has decided to shuttle between Bangalore and Chennai to deliver relief supplies for those in need.

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He set out for the first trip on December 3 after collecting items like food supplies, containers, paper cups, rain coats, umbrella, etc. For collecting these items from all those who were willing to contribute, Ram wrote a Facebook post informing people about his plan and asking for donations.

He, along with his friends, set up 14 drop-off points in all major parts of Bangalore, so that residents in the nearby areas could contribute easily.

*****UPDATE******

We have stopped collecting your donations for trip #1, we are leaving Bangalore in 3 hours, please do…

Posted by Ram Kashyap on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

His Facebook post went viral and more than 1,200 Bangaloreans contacted him. More than 250 donors also volunteered to help him in collecting all the required essentials.

More than 1500 calls, 2500 facebook shares, hundreds of donors, faith in humanity restored.

#BengaluruCares Lets get this trending.

Posted by Ram Kashyap on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Many people have donated cooked food, packaged foods, sanitary pads, diapers, and medicines – he informed CNN-IBN.

He has successfully delivered all the items in Chennai.

Successfully delivered all supplies to #Chennai. On my way back to #Bangalore thank you all for all the support.

#BengaluruCares for #ChennaiFloods

PS: Roads till Koyambedu were easy to drive.

Posted by Ram Kashyap on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ram will be collecting relief supplies for his upcoming trips as well. He has set up this document with all the required information for those in Bangalore who want to contribute. He has also shared his bank account details in the Facebook post, so that people can contribute with money for fuel and other logistics.

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