Sent: Wed, November 17, 2010
Subject: From SaveLIFE Foundation
First off, thank you for spreading the word about SaveLIFE Foundation. I wanted to connect with you to tell you more about SLF and seek your help in raising some funds for our work. Here's a quick introduction to what we do -
SaveLIFE Foundation is a public charitable trust registered under sections 12AA and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. As you are perhaps aware, India has the dubious distinction of being world no. 1 in road accident deaths. Every 4 minutes someone loses their life in a road accident somewhere in India. A major reason of such a high number of deaths is that almost 80% victims are unable to achieve access to any care within the first hour of the accident, often called the Golden Hour. Bystanders merely serve as spectators and Police is largely apathetic and untrained to handle the injured. It is a known medical fact that if bleeding can be controlled in time or CPR administered within 15 mins of the pulse stopping, hundreds of lives, which are otherwise lost, can be saved.
Our objective, therefore, is: 1) To train Police to save road accident victims as they are in most cases the first official agency to respond; this training develops the skill-base as well as the emotional quotient of Police officers dealing with road victims, and 2) To train & connect common citizens to help road accident victims. The idea is also to work with the government to create legal and ethical standards for common people to feel free to help road victims. The video on this page will give you more information about what and how we do this: http://young.rolexawards.com/laureates/piyush_tewari. If you like i'll be happy to call you and explain our work in more detail.
Given that we provide this training for free (and there's a well thought-out reason behind that), we have exhausted almost all of our available funds and are struggling to continue training the Police in Delhi. I am therefore contacting several people for help. Each training session caters to 50 police officers and costs us Rs. 5,000 at the very least. In order to complete the training of remaining Police officers we need to raise Rs. 100,000. Given that we are registered under Section 80G of IT Act, donors will get income tax benefit, and on our part we will provide complete details including pictures, names, belt numbers and zones of the Police officers being trained.
Any help from you will be greatly appreciated.
Let me know if you need more information.
Founder & President
SaveLIFE Foundation, &
2010 Rolex Young Laureate
SLF|Enabling Bystander Care for Road Accident Victims