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Odisha youths collect blankets for poor and homeless


Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24:

Donate a Blanket (DAB) team, a group of youths in the Odisha’s capital city, has come up with a novel idea to help out the poor and needy.

The DAB team, in association with the Axion Group held a unique program at Shastri Nagar area on Sunday which was overwhelmingly supported by the people who voluntarily donated their used blankets and winter wear.

“We see many poor and homeless lying on the road side, railway platforms, near over bridges, bus stops in the city without any cloth to cover their body to protect them from the cold. Taking note of their pitiable condition, we have organized this campaign to help them,” said one of the team members to OST.

As parts of its mission, the team, comprising working men, women and college going students, who came to know each other through facebook, a social networking site, congregate at a place in the city each evening with a poster “Donate a blanket” in their hand. The team members later go to the nearby apartments and other residential areas to collect the used blankets and winter clothing.

The team members get help from their friends staying at Mumbai and Bangalore in their campaign.

To help the DAB group, one can log in www.facebook.com/ourblanket  or call 9668861164.