The Vicente Ferrer Foundation, in its recent newsletter, explains how the Indo-American high school Nitin Vijay-Martin mobilized to help the Covid pandemic in India.
The high school student at Cherokee High School in Marlton, New Jersey saw the effects of COVID-19 in India and decided to make a difference.
When Covid-19 hit India, Vijay-Martin witnessed its devastating impact and felt he had to act, the statement said.
After doing extensive research, he found that the RDT Hospital in Bathalapalli provides essential support to people living in rural areas and wanted to help their team.
The youngster set up a GoFundMe page and reached out to friends and families in the neighborhood to support VFF USA’s âMission Oxygenâ efforts, the foundation noted.
Donations poured in and in 24 hours he was able to raise over $ 1,000. Donations continued to flow and he was able to raise a total of $ 2,500 to transport oxygen supplies to India.
The teenager’s grandparents and many loved ones who live in Anantapur are extremely proud, as are the American and Indian teams, according to the foundation’s newsletter.
The newsletter was dedicated to more than 200 âsuperheroesâ from the United States, India, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Norway and Spain who shared the message with their friends and families and made generous donations to help those in despair. need.
The funds raised were used to purchase oxygen cylinders, PPE kits and other medical and pharmaceutical supplies in India, he said.