A devastating fire broke out at the Bengali Basti slum at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, destroying eight homes and leaving the residents grappling with unimaginable loss. Samarpan Foundation organised a drive to provide the families with emergency welfare items needed to rebuild their lives. For these families with meagre means, it will take years to accumulate that which was lost, pushing them back into abject poverty. Fortunately, good Samaritans stepped up to the task and donated items such as dry rations, utensils, clothing, folding beds, mattresses, sanitation consumables, carts and tin sheets for roofs. We would like to thank all individual donors, volunteers and donor organisations, Madan Lal Foundation and Group of Friends Welfare Trust for their participation in the successful drive for the residents of Bengali Basti. It is through the support of such members of society that Samarpan is able to carry its vision of ‘spreading light in the darkest corners’.