Manipal: Volunteer Services Organization, MAHE (VSO-MAHE) and National Cadet Corps (4 KAR ENGR COY) with the support of district administration, Udupi held a Flood Relief Drive from August 10 to 12 to support the emergency situation in North Karnataka and Coorg. Over 150 volunteers of VSO and NCC worked together to collect around 1.5 tonnes of items.
Volunteers set up collection points across prominent stores in and around Udupi and Manipal and informed people about the need to donate and urged people to purchase material from the stores and donate. The collected items were brought to the Interact Building, MAHE by the volunteers.
The first consignment was sent to Coorg on August 11 itself in presence of Udupi DC Hephsiba Rani Korlapati. The Consignment consisted of 31 specialized items like sanitary pads, diapers, soaps, disinfectants, bucket, mugs, towels, mops, to name a few, weighing six quintals.