KARE – Kumaraguru Action for Relief & Empowerment
KARE’s main objectives being is to support the people who are affected by any natural calamity or otherwise by being available in place of need and encouraging voluntary movement.
Kumaraguru Action for Relief and Empowerment (KARE), was formulated in the month of November 2016 to support and aid the flood affected people in the Chennai & Cuddalore region, it started in KCT-Coimbatore but later people started contributing from all over India for this cause.
During the Chennai & Cuddalore floods; KCT-KARE, SSN and volunteers across India (Bangalore, Karur, Tiruppur, Trichy, Sivagangai, Namakkal, Erode, Dharmapuri, Karaikal, Madurai, Coimbatore) were able to cover 35 villages and reaching out to 6900 households and distributed material worth of Rs. 83,73,600. Sakthi group companies actively participated and supported the initiative.
KARE was involved in relief and rehabilitation works in flood hit areas in Kerala namely, Palakkad, Wayanad, Ernakulam and Idukki, which included various camps in places namely Munnar, Anachal, Pallivaasal and Maryland during August 2018. Materials worth 10 Lakhs rupees were sourced and distributed to the flood affected areas in Kerala. Sakthi group companies actively participated and supported the initiative.
KARE was also involved in relief and rehabilitation worksin the Cyclone-GAJA hit delta regions of Tamilnadu, namely, Karaikal, Vedaranyam, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and Mannargudi during November-December 2018.The Team was also involved in Schools rehabilitation works in villages in Mannargudi. Eight lakhs rupees worth support materials were distributed to 2500 households in the cyclone hit areas of Tamilnadu. Generous Sponsors included contributions from KCT- Students, Staff and Faculty, Sakthi Group companies and other well-wishers.
During February 2019 KARE has arranged equipments and materials worth Rs. 50,000/- towards Bandipur Forest fire tragedy and the materials were distributed by student volunteers.
During the Cyclone Fani at Odisha in May 2019, KARE contributed Rs.70000 and arranged the distribution of the following materials with the help of local NGO & our group institution Sakthi Sugars.
- Rice – 1500 Kgs
- Dal – 200 Kgs
- Sanitary Napkin – 100 Packets
- Number of people impacted: 100 families.