“Two women came to us begging, and looked very weak and famished. When we asked them if they were willing to go to a shelter, they immediately agreed. We referred them to a Corporation-run shelter this morning,” said Suriya, a volunteer with a city-based NGO.
Suriya was with seven other volunteers at Chennai Central, busy distributing pamphlets which had details about the Corporation shelter programme and the hotline number - 1913.
Hundreds of volunteers from various service organisations joined hands with the Greater Chennai Corporation to create awareness among people on the World Homeless Day on Tuesday. They could be seen outside railway stations and bus stops in the city, holding awareness programmes and referring destitutes to the nearest shelters....Read more
Source web page:The Hindu