After the Ockhi cyclone which devastated Kanyakumari, INSPIRE got a request from KARD, an Organization running residential schools for abandoned mentally challenged boys and girls.
The boys home SPASTI, at Puliady, Nagercoil was fully surrounded by rain water. The toilets were damaged. The drinking water borewell and the water pumping motor was destroyed completely.
The girls home, School for the Mentally Retarded (SMR) at Thirupathisaram was also surrounded with rain water and the rooms were heavily damaged.
INSPIRE was fortunate enough to collect and donate Rs.1,00,000/- to KARD and join its rehabilitation efforts.