On Wednesday August 23, after noon two trucks carrying the relief material leave for Paravur, Kerala, one of the most affected areas. We were approached by the authorities there seeking help, so started collecting material, said Fr Minister, Papal Seminary Vincent Crasta SJ.
The collection of materials was done in collaboration with De Nobili College, Pune and other houses of Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.
The Papal seminarians and others from the campus were very active for the last one week sorting things out and packing materials ready for transportation.
Fr Minister said that one more truck will leave this evening carrying the relief material.
The type of material: Food provision; Medicines, warm clothing(Blankets),towels, toilet articles, candles, cleaning material, biscuits, bed sheets. The relief drive will be over by Sunday.
Fr Vincent and Jacob, who coordinated the activities said, “We happy to note that due to the social media response from local people of Pune is praise worthy.”
They have also received good support from the Catholic schools, parishes, religious houses, IT professionals, and well wishers of Pune and Mumbai. The undertaking was inspired by Fr Bhausaheb Sansare, Rector, Papal Seminary and Fr Edward Mudavassery, Rector, De Nobili College, Pune.