Kerala Floods : Here Is How You Could Help
God’s own country – Kerala is facing disastrous floods that have claimed 324 lives in the last nine days. More than 2 lakh people have lost their shelters. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi have announced Rs 500 Crore as relief to the state’s demand of Rs 2000 Crore.
The Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the state has suffered a loss of Rs 19,512 Cr. The people are in dire need to supplies, medicines, the hospitals are facing oxygen shortage. The Defence Ministry has provided 1300 life jackets, 512 lifebuoys, 1000 raincoats, 300 gumboots, 1200 ready to eat meals, 1500 food packets and 104 motor boats for rescue and relief operations, which isn’t going to be sufficient.
Here Is How You Could Help :
The CM’s Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF)
CMDRF Account details:
Name of the donee: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Funds
Account Number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
Account type: Savings
SWIFT Code: SBININBBT08
All contributions to the fund are 100% tax exempt.
Government district collection centres :
Thiruvananthapuram: The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram.
Kannur: Control Room, Collectorate, Kannur (9446682300, 04972700645).
Idukki: District Collector Idukki, Idukki Collectorate, Painavu PO, Kuyilimala, Idukki 685603.
Wayanad: District Collector, Collectorate, Kalpetta, Wayanad (0469 204151, 9745166864, 9746239313).
Online resources :
Google has put out a consolidated and pin-dropped a list of centres providing rescue ops, including shelters, food and water, medicine and essentials, volunteers, Jeep rescue and ambulances, among others. It is here.
Amazon is partnering with its implementation partners and state and national disaster coordination committees to provide immediate relief to the victims. The online giant has partnered with three NGOs: Habitat for Humanity India, World Vision India, Goonj.
Paytm has also opened a dedicated page for contributions to the Kerala CM’s Distress Relief Fund. Access it here.
Crowdfunding website Milaap also has a fund sourcing page. The fundraiser can be found here.
So has crowdfunding website Ketto. The link can be found here.
The Hindu Relief Fund :
Contributions may be made in rupees by crossed cheque or demand draft (payable in Chennai) drawn in favour of ‘The Hindu Relief Fund’. A covering letter should mention the name and postal address of the donor, with PAN (if available). A receipt will be issued. The envelope may be sent to: ‘The Hindu Relief Fund’, Kasturi Buildings, 859-860 Anna Salai, Chennai 600002.
Bank transfers, in rupees, may be made in favour of ‘The Hindu Relief Fund’, to Central Bank of India, Anna Salai branch, Chennai (826 Tarapore Towers, Anna Salai). IFSC: CBIN0280879. Current Account No. 3453685237. Those making bank transfers may send an email with the donor’s name and postal address with PAN (if available), along with the UTR number to [email protected] .A receipt will come by email.
Material donations are also accepted.
Readers are requested to donate raw rice, boiled rice, toor dhal, moong dhal, milk powder, water filters, baby food, salt and sugar.
Drop off points:
– APL Global School, 697/3, Anand Nagar Main Road, MCN Nagar, Okkiyam, Thoraipakkam.
– Shri Natesan Vidyasala Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mudichur Road, Mannivakkam.
– Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, 6, Kilpauk Garden Road, Davidpuram, Kilpauk.
Anbodu Kochi, a social media collective, has set up the following collection centres for sacks of rice and grain, condiments,water cans, sanitary napkin, candles and match boxes, footwear, buckets, cooking utensils, toiletries, blankets, school bags, notebooks and stationery.
Cochin: Regional Sports Centre, Kadavanthra (9809700000, 9895320567, 9544811555).
Trivandrum: Weavers Village in Rosscote Lane, opposite Trivandrum Club.
Sri Mulam Club, Vazhuthacaud.
B-hub, Mar Iavnios Vidyanagar, Nalanchira.
Hyderabad: SMR Vinay City, Bolarum Road, Miyapur (900035188, 9703503573, 8886555226, 9840921173).
The English and Foreign Languages University, near Sitaphalmandi Overbridge (8086869573, 9746286425, 91775096030).
Banjara Hills, Flat No 6-3-594/10A, Anand Nagar (7842216157, 8790408101, 8606821009).
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, NIRD Road, Rajendranagar (73820922647, 7995926635, 9633134831, 8547930466).
Bengaluru: Sankara Eye Hospital Kundalahali Gate, Varthur Main Road (9739011685).
Avohi, Venus Building, Kalyana Mandapa Road, Jakkasandra Ext, Koramangala (9731980066).
Confederation of Indian Industry, CII, 12 Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar (7001663618, 9740233244).
Tanzeb, 4017, First Cross Road, Stage 2, Domlur (9916900719).
Keli Cultural Association, Pruksa Silvana, Nimbekaipura Road, Budigere Cross, Old Madras Road (9945481192).
Midway City Owners Association, Concorde Midway City, Basapura Road, Hosa Road Junction (9964741820, 8041234875).
Ganga Vertica, Neeladri main Road, Electronic City (8867846625).
Chennai: Lotus Exotic Journeys, 33/17, Thomas Nagar, Little Mount, Saidapet (9789053919).