Ramboll donates to cyclone Gaja’s relief fund

4 December 2018
In response to the devastation caused by cyclone Gaja, Ramboll in India and its employees donated INR 351,901 to Makkal Padhai, an NGO providing relief support to affected communities in Tamil Nadu.


Gayathri Shankar

Gayathri Shankar

Manager HR - India
T: +91 044 4386 7000

Tish Koh

Communications & Marketing Manager
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A week ago, Cyclone Gaja struck Tamil Nadu and left a trail of destruction in its wake. Affecting almost 250,000 people and leaving thousands homeless, Ramboll employees in Chennai and Hyderabad saw an opportunity to provide emergency kits along with financial support from Ramboll’s CSR fund in India.

Working closely with Makkal Padhai, Ramboll’s donation of INR 200,000 will be used to provide families stranded with the necessary supplies, while employees raised INR 151,901 through an internal fundraiser which they used to make 640 emergency kits, each containing a sleeping mat, bed sheet, 3kgs rice, 2kgs dal and a one-litre bottle of drinking water.

“The cyclone and its aftermath has had a severe impact on the communities in Tamil Nadu, and we hope that our donation will help assist residents in need,” said Richard Beard, Managing Director Middle East and Asia.

“I would like to express my gratitude, appreciation to our employees and management for their prompt support to the disaster relief of heavily wrecked delta districts of Tamil Nadu, due to cyclone Gaja”, said Balaji Swaminathan, Director GEC, India.


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