Right now the entire world is suffering from the biggest health crisis as the country has recorded over million cases of COVID-19. We all know how hospitals are sending SOS messages on social media as there is a lack of oxygen supplies and medical facilities including beds to admit the patients. Amidst all of this, BTS ARMY has raised over Rs. 20 lakh in 24 hours. Well, the BTS Army had organized a fundraiser to help India to curb pandemic COVID-19. BTS Fanclub shared a donation link on Twitter on Friday and urged fans across the globe to help in raising funds so that they could help the needy people.
Their post reads, “India is currently facing one of the worst covid outbreaks in the history of the pandemic. The second wave is far deadlier than the first and our healthcare infrastructure is under a lot of pressure. Individuals, as well as organizations, are trying to support the needs of the many affected by covid as best as they can.”
In less than 12 hours, they were able to collect a whopping Rs 10 lakh and in 24 hours they collected Rs. 20 lakhs. These donations have been made from fans across the world. The fans will use this amount to provide free oxygen cylinder suppliers and medical supplies to needy people. Moreover, they will even boost the kitchen and help them in providing meals to COVID-19 patients.
The fanclub said in a statement, “We’re currently prioritizing Maharashtra and Delhi NCR initiatives but wish to start extending our support to cities like Lucknow, Bangalore, Ranchi, and more that are badly hit, and with your help, we can.”
The official details from MILAAP (crowd fundraiser) read, "We're going to start with the distribution of funds and we're reaching out to the following initiatives for Phase 1: - Anubhuti Trust (Maharashtra) They reach out to pregnant women, single women, children, disabled people, homeless people, and those among the poorest of the poor Nomadic & De-notified Tribes living on outskirts of towns and villages, ineligible for any government benefits. - Mazdoor Kitchen (New Delhi) A citizen-run voluntary initiative, working to provide meals and subsistence to daily wage workers in Delhi. - TYCIA Foundation (Delhi NCR) Delivering free oxygen cylinders and concentrators to homes in Delhi NCR. We will be withdrawing 4.5 lakhs out of the total fund collected as of now. Out of the 4.5 lakhs, 3 lakhs will be transferred to one of our member's accounts. From these 3 lakhs, 1.5 lakh each will go to two different organizations which are Mazdoor Kitchen and TYCIA Foundation. The third 1.5 lakh (of the total amount withdrawn) shall go to the Anubhuti Trust, which will be transferred directly through Milaap.
For the unversed, Grammy-nominated South Korean group BTS has a huge fan following across the globe and their fans are known as 'BTS Army'. BTS is one of the most popular bands among youth.
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