Habitat for Humanity: Professional golfers and corporate head honchos to take part; event to raise funds for Habitat Care Centres to be set up by the NGO
Habitat for Humanity: Upholding a strong commitment to empower the weaker sections of the society achieve strength, stability and self-reliance, Habitat for Humanity India will be hosting the third edition of its annual Charity Golf Tournament on 10th January 2021 at the Willingdon Sports Club in Mumbai. Renowned professional golfers and corporate head honchos will participate in the tournament with an aim to support Habitat India set up COVID-19 Care Centres known as Habitat Care Centres in Maharashtra.
The past edition of the tournament has supported 100 families in Karjat (Raigad district, Maharashtra) with the provision of water wheels and four families of martyrs are building homes in Kolhapur district. Proceeds from this year’s charity Golf tournament will help Habitat build COVID-19 Care Centres in Maharashtra.
Since the first nation-wide lockdown announced by the honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in March 2020, Habitat for Humanity India has served 11,19,850 people from 19 states by providing them with hygiene kits, family essential kits, conditional cash transfers, behaviour change communication training and by setting up 12 COVID-19 Care Centres. These people belong to the vulnerable groups such as migrant workers, daily wage earners, people living with disability, tribal community and even the medical fraternity and police personnel better known as COVID-19 warriors.
“Millions of low-income families suffered due to COVID-19. As responsible citizens, it is our duty to protect them. I have been a part of Habitat India’s Charity Golf tournament since its inception and have witnessed the impact of their work. I hope that there will be a day where every single person in India has a roof over their head”, said Ajit Agarkar, former Indian cricketer and an avid golfer who has participated in the past two tournaments hosted by Habitat for Humanity India.
“Our annual charity Golf tournament is an effort to bring together business leaders who want to contribute to the society not just through corporate social responsibility but also through citizen social responsibility. The past editions of the tournament have helped low-income families with improved housing solutions and access to water. This year our goal is to set up Habitat Care Centres which will not only shelter people affected by COVID-19 in isolation but also strengthen the existing healthcare infrastructure”, said Mr. Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India.
The Golf tournament will strictly follow all COVID-19 guidelines for the safety of all players.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INDIA
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. In India since 1983, Habitat for Humanity has supported more than 35 million people by helping them build or improve a place they can call home, build improved sanitation units and provide humanitarian aid and disaster resilient shelter solutions in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.
By Nivedita Shetty