Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Dell India
Monday, August 12, 2013 03:36 PM IST (10:06 AM GMT)
Editors: General: People, Social issues; Business: Business services, Information technology, Media & entertainment; Technology
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Dell Reaches Out to 12,000 Direct Beneficiaries in Uttarakhand via Oxfam India

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Monday, August 12, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — — Dell India makes a total corporate donation worth USD 250,000 to NGOs Oxfam and Goonj

— Dell India employees contribute USD 27,000 towards relief efforts in Uttarakhand, donate essential food items and other relief materials to the victims of the flash floods

In response to the severe flash floods in Uttarakhand, Dell India has come forward to strengthen Oxfam India’s relief and rehabilitation work in the region with a contribution of USD 220,000. The donation has enabled Oxfam India to reach out to 12,000 affected people, in 2000 households across 25 villages. The relief effort includes providing shelter, water sanitation and hygiene support, emergency food supply and also the initiation of cash for work in the affected areas of Uttarakhand.

Additionally, Dell employees have made a contribution of USD 27,000, towards the relief effort in Uttarakhand. This contribution was facilitated by a disaster relief program established under Dell Powering the Possible, Dell’s umbrella CSR program. Dell is determined to help communities get back on their feet and has demonstrated its commitment by making a matching grant for every contribution made by employees, dollar for dollar.

Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, President Dell India & Executive Sponsor of Dell Powering the Possible for India said, “At this difficult point in time, our thoughts are with the victims of the flash floods and all those who have been affected by the tragedy. Dell remains committed to supporting relief and rehabilitation efforts in the region through our Powering the Possible program and lending our expertise in any way possible.”

Elaborating on the relief efforts Nisha Agrawal, CEO Oxfam India, said, “Oxfam India is grateful to Dell India and its employees for extending their support at this crucial juncture. Being a focus state for Oxfam India, our work in Uttarakhand goes beyond relief to sustainability and livelihood creation. It is only with the support of corporates like Dell that we can expand our reach and create a larger, more long lasting impact.”

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the Possible is Dell’s commitment to putting its technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Learn more at www.dell.com/poweringthepossible.

About Oxfam India

Oxfam is marking its 62nd year in India this year. Oxfam India, a fully independent Indian organization (with Indian staff and an Indian Board) is a member of a global confederation of 17 Oxfams. Oxfam India works in partnership with over 180 grassroots NGOs to address root causes of poverty and injustice in the four areas of 1) Economic Justice, 2) Essential Services, 3) Gender Justice and 4), Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Oxfam India’s program is focused on seven States – Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand -and four social groups – Dalits, tribals, Muslims, and women.

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