Helping Hands, an NGO, distributed clothing to 1,500 destitutes including widows and poor people in old age at its office premises at Gopalapatnam here on Thursday. The beneficiaries had been identified from the slums of Baji Junction, Buchirajupalem, Chandranagar, Kothapalem, Lakshminagar, Patha Gopalapatnam and Kharvelanagar.

Helping Hands president B. Agnel Kumar said that his organisation had been in social service for 22 years. Gopalapatnam circle inspector Narasimha Rao, and SR Hospitals chief executive Dr.Sarma spoke.