India COVID-19 Response Appeal

India is reeling under the surge of a horrific second wave of COVID-19. The healthcare system is struggling with shortages of oxygen, ventilators and ICU beds. In the second most populous country in the world, the numbers of active cases and deaths are overwhelming.

I am a 15-year-old Canadian of Indian heritage and it disturbs me to see the devastating impact of this tragedy. I see the painful visuals of familiar, once-vibrant places on TV and social media. At home, my anxious parents talk of little else and stay glued to their phones for news of family and friends in India.

We live in a deeply interconnected world and the pandemic is not over until everyone, everywhere is safe. Canada and India share strong ties and values as longstanding democracies and allies. The Canadian government has pledged their assistance to this cause and encouraged their citizens to do the same.

Funding Support Announcement to India from the Canadian Government 

 Pledge to Indian Red Cross from the Canadian Government

Please consider contributing to this cause by helping my initiative. All amounts collected will be processed through the Canadian Red Cross, who will subsequently forward the funds to the hands-on Indian Red Cross for medical equipment and supplies.

Appeal from Canadian Red Cross to support COVID 19 Response in India 

“It is better to light just one little candle,
Than to stumble in the dark.
Better far that you light just one little candle,
All you need's a tiny spark.
....And if everyone lights just one little candle,
What a bright world that will be!”

Please make a contribution- every penny counts!



Aditya Pisharoty 
Etobicoke, ON
The Canadian Red Cross Society 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Canada.
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