Flooding Disaster Relief

A project of The Kalgidhar Trust/Baru Sahib
Ravideep Kaur Ji.jpg Ravideep Kaur
Plano, Texas, US
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DONATIONS TO THIS EFFORT ARE BEING MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

Background

Climate Change is impacting our lives and liveability. Cloudbursts, Flash Floods, Erratic rain falls and sudden rise in temperatures have become quite common. Due to a sudden cloud burst at Mangarh near Baru Sahib, there was a flood-like situation on 25th September, which caused considerable damage to roads, vehicles, and other assets like furniture, computers, stores of clothing & food stocks. With Guru's grace, children and residents are safe. Electricity & water supply have been restored and all residents & students are being provided with their normal langar. 

The Damage

However, Akal Academy Baru Sahib, a residential education campus and home to many students has been devastated/disrupted due to flash floods resulting out of a cloudburst water. This natural calamity created havoc and damaged a lot of infrastructure at and around Baru Sahib. Flash floods led to deposit of sludge, debris and rocks in 4 lower floors of many buildings and residents in the campus. Quite a number of Vehicles were floating in the water and several fell in the valley. A huge loss has been noted for the furniture, computers, stores of clothing and food stocks. Roads and retaining walls are damaged too!

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Moving Forward

The management is committed to ensuring that all children are safe during this period of crisis and is working to provide a safe and quality life for all residents on its campus.

Estimated loss including all types of damage, civil works, computers, furniture, clothing stores and food stores is in crores of rupees. We solicit support from Sangat in terms of funds & materials to meet this challenge and bounce back with Charhdikala!

We seek the Almighty's blessings to fight with the challenging situation and restore the infrastructure at its earliest. We are grateful to all our supporters for their kind messages and support in this tough time.

Additional coverage: https://youtu.be/rjm1MdSPxik 

  • 10/11/2022

    Disaster Relief Update

    'Sharing is caring' is an old adage and is a universal truth.

    We are indebted to the kind support we have received from our donors at DV Network and feel grateful from the depth of our heart to stand with us in facing the mammoth challenge of bouncing back with Chardi Kla.  We are grateful for their full faith in all our endeavors. Thanks to DVNetwork too for being together in this fight. With the help of DV network and donors, we have been able to collect funds to work upon the various restoration activities. With the Almighty’s blessings and your continuous support, rebuilding and restoring is picking up its pace. We do wish to share with you the updates for the various activities

    Team of Electricians, Plumbers from Akal Academies across states, and others, along with locals, reached Baru Sahib to help repair and restoration work 

    1. Restoration of Langar Hall

    First and Foremost priority was to make sure that the food as a most critical need is ensured for everyone. The team first approached the Langar hall by clearing all the debris, deposits followed by repairing and re-installing all the equipments.We are glad to share with you that Langar Hall is fully functioning now and serving the food to everyone there. 

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    2. Restoration of Mess for the Kids

    Managing the food supply of thousands of students without a functional mess is a big challenge. Post the restoration of the Langar Hall, the team took up the restoration of the Mess. Mess was quite significantly affected as it has most of the furniture. With the hard efforts of the team, Mess is restored now.


    3. Resuming of the Classes

    Amid the panic, management was very much concerned to resume the classes at the earliest. Post the restoration of the basic necessities, Management resumed the classes with all the safety and security provisions and kids are happy to resume their classes.

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    4. Restoration of the Old Gurdwara (Kacha Kotha)

    The Old Gurdwara Sahib at the lower level was affected too. Team had cleared all the debris and deposits and the repair work is in progress. Till the time of repairing, Prakash of Guru Granth Sahib is shifted to other place.


    Please refer to the link for the review 

    5. Restoration of the External road

    The external road at the Baru Sahib was very badly damaged by the flood. Debris brought by the flood was spread all across the road. Cracks were developend and holes with water logging made the commuting impossible. JCB machines were arranged to remove all the debris and deposits followed by the cleaning. Since, the road is damaged very badly, team of engineering consultants is taken into loop to repair the road with all the required provisions so that a similar event in future does not lead to the same damage again.

    With all your prayers and the blessings of the Almighty, Kalgidhar Trust Baru Sahib is bouncing back—and bringing normalcy to their campus with your support.


    The management is committed to ensuring that all children are safe during this period of crisis and is working to provide a safe and quality life for all residents on its campus.

    We are grateful to you for your kind support and helping us in fighting with this natural calamity. Kindly do spread the word for enabling more and more people to contribute for this cause. DV Network has facilitated "Double the Donation" and your kind act would help in doulbling the impact.

    Wishes from Baru Sahib!

Name Donation Date
Dilmit Singh Anand $101.00 November 2022
Priti Sood $250.00 November 2022
Anonymous $51.00 November 2022
Deep Singh $100.00 November 2022
Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
Manpreet Arora $1,000.00 November 2022
Inderpal Singh Gumer $150.00 November 2022
Match Fund $200.00 November 2022
Sahjit Singh $200.00 November 2022
Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
J. S. $5,000.00 November 2022
Match Fund $400.00 November 2022
Amandeep Dhillon $500.00 November 2022
Rayman Preet $101.00 November 2022
Inderpreet Singh $31.00 November 2022
Match Fund $667.00 October 2022
Match Fund $150.00 October 2022
Match Fund $5,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $500.00 October 2022
Match Fund $500.00 October 2022
SimranPreet Singh $1,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $101.00 October 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Anonymous $100.00 October 2022
Jasbir Chowdhary $101.00 October 2022
Match Fund $200.00 October 2022
Deep Singh $200.00 October 2022
Match Fund $1,400.00 October 2022
HARMIT SOHAL $1,400.00 October 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 October 2022
Manpreet Singh $1,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $2,000.00 October 2022
Anonymous $2,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $51.00 October 2022
R. S. $51.00 October 2022
Match Fund $50.00 October 2022
Harpreet Singh $50.00 October 2022
Match Fund $10,000.00 October 2022
Harinderjit Singh $1,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Anonymous $100.00 October 2022
Match Fund $250.00 October 2022
Gurpreet Singh Walia $250.00 October 2022
Match Fund $500.00 October 2022
Gurpreet Singh Walia $500.00 October 2022
Match Fund $500.00 October 2022
Gurinder Parmar $500.00 October 2022
Match Fund $10.00 October 2022
Sahib Singh $10.00 October 2022
Match Fund $200.00 October 2022
Anonymous $200.00 October 2022
Match Fund $50.00 October 2022
Jaskaran Singh $50.00 October 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 October 2022
Anonymous $1,000.00 October 2022
Anonymous $50.00 October 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 October 2022
SimranPreet Singh $1,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $50.00 October 2022
Rajesh Chugani $50.00 October 2022
Match Fund $500.00 October 2022
Anonymous $500.00 October 2022
Match Fund $50.00 October 2022
Anonymous $50.00 October 2022
Raminder Khangura $5,000.00 October 2022
Tanveer Singh $150.00 October 2022
Match Fund $7,000.00 October 2022
Armandeep Kahlon $7,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $500.00 October 2022
Anonymous $500.00 October 2022
Amarjeet Kahlon $10,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $1,000.00 October 2022
Gurpreet Kaur and Satinder Malhi $1,000.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
H M $100.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
JASPREET SINGH $100.00 October 2022
jatinder singh $500.00 October 2022
Match Fund $250.00 October 2022
Jaideep Singh $250.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Anonymous $100.00 October 2022
Match Fund $250.00 October 2022
H. K. $250.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Arvinder Singh $100.00 October 2022
Match Fund $250.00 October 2022
Anonymous $250.00 October 2022
Anonymous $500.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Harpreet Singh $100.00 October 2022
Match Fund $200.00 October 2022
Harprit Chhabada $200.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Tarlochan Singh Jaria $100.00 October 2022
Match Fund $251.00 October 2022
J. K. $251.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Virmeet Singh $100.00 October 2022
Match Fund $20.00 October 2022
Anonymous $20.00 October 2022
Match Fund $50.00 October 2022
Anonymous $50.00 October 2022
Match Fund $100.00 October 2022
Anonymous $100.00 October 2022
Anonymous $10.00 September 2022

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