20/05/2021 - 13:00

Meridian Global pitches in during India's COVID-19 crisis

20/05/2021 - 13:00

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Perth giving circle Meridian Global Foundation has partnered with not-for-profit Medical Oxygen for All to help $1.1 million in fundraising reach India.

Meridian Global pitches in during India's COVID-19 crisis
India is recording an average of 300,000 COVID-19 cases per day.

Perth giving circle Meridian Global Foundation has partnered with not-for-profit Medical Oxygen for All to help $1.1 million in fundraising reach India. 

Medical Oxygen for All was founded to source medical grade oxygen equipment for districts and cities in India located outside of capital cities amid the country’s COVID-19 crisis.

The organisation's fundraising appeal, which Meridian Global is encouraging its members to contribute to, has reached $1.1 million after being set up just over a week ago. 

Meridian Global is offering backend logistics support to ensure donations get to India immediately and is helping to fundraise. 

Meridian Global chair Derek Gerrard said the group couldn’t stand by and watch what was happening in India without finding a way to help.

“As an organisation, Meridian is all about ‘mates who donate’ and so we heard the work that MOfA was doing and it made so much sense to partner with them and give our support,” Mr Gerrard said.

Medical Oxygen for All organiser Anish Sinha said the more donations the organisation received, meant the faster they could procure, ship and install large batches of oxygen equipment and the more lives they could save.

“We have already delivered 70 units across nine districts, with 500 more in transit,” Ms Sinha said.

“Team MOfA is extremely grateful to the Meridian Global Foundation for amplifying the impact through an appeal to their amazing philanthropic community.”

Organisations including Canva, Airtasker and Blackbird have also donated to the campaign.

Meridian Global is a giving circle which has donated $500,000 in grants to 27 charities.

You can donate to the appeal here.

 

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