A constant upsurge in rainfall, overflowing rivers, and frequent landslides have led to a horrific catastrophe in major regions of Kerala, with the death toll rising to 79. Services by the Southern Railways and in the Kochi Airport have been suspended for the time being and rescue operations are rampant in the area. But, every shoulder that comes forward to support can bring forward a massive difference in the lives of thousands. We are listing down a few methods by which you can support the victims of the Kerala Flood, from the fringes of your household and showcase tangible solidarity for a state and brethren in crisis.
1. Make a financial contribution to the Chief Minister Disaster Relief Fund –
You can visit CMDRF Website or can directly donate to the CMDRF fund through the provided bank details –
Money can be contributed by cheque/DD or internet banking. In case you plan to send to mail a cheque/DD, you can address it to The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 1.
* If you choose to donate online, account details are as follows:
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donee: CMDRF
Here’s how you can help those affected by the unprecedented floods in Kerala. Now you can make donations online to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund through the site, https://t.co/OFHTHlZ9by #KeralaFloods #StandWithKerala. pic.twitter.com/XNlBKqdCUT
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 14, 2018
2. DONATE TO A CAMPAIGN RUN BY RAPID RESPONSE TO DISTRIBUTE FOOD AND CONDUCT 20 MEDICAL CAMPS
[UPDATED ON 16/08/2018 – 8:42 PM (IST)]
Rapid Response is an award winning organisation, providing disaster response & preparedness services across India and has been providing on-ground in Kerala since the onset of the calamity. to distribute 40,000 food packets, 8,000 Milk & Biscuits Kit and conduct 20 medical camps in the worst affected areas of Kerala. You can contribute to the campaign here or you can also click on the link given below. People have been showering their support with generosity and the campaign has already raised more than Rupees 15 Lakhs out of an intended goal of Rupees 24 Lakhs. Your support can help many!
Rapid Response is also opening up a project office and warehouse in Trissur tomorrow(17/08/2018). To volunteer, contribute, or to know more visit – https://www.rapidresponse.org.in/
3. Donate essential items –
- In Ernakulam, the district administration has joined hands with Anbodu Kochi, an NGO, and has rolled out an initiative called #DoForKerala.
- The collector of Kannur, in a Facebook post, requested people to join hands to help those displaced by Kerala floods. The essential items can be dropped or sent to Control Room, Collectorate, Kannur – 670002, Phone no. 9446682300, 04972700645. Online orders can be address to the Control Room in Kannur, the collector added.
- To help the affected people in Idukki, you can send the items either to the Collectorate or taluka control rooms — District Collector Idukki, Idukki Collectorate, Painavu PO, Kuyilimala, Idukki – 685603.
4. Donate to the campaign run by GOONJ
Goonj has started a donation campaign with local NGOs, to provide on-ground relief to the people of Kerala.
You can contribute for the campaign here.
5. Contribute in Amazon India’s efforts for the flood relief
[UPDATED ON 17/08/2018 – 1:45 PM (IST)]
Amazon India has opened up a product portal in collaboration with organisations like Habitat For Humanity and World Vision India to provide relief in the form of 10,000 emergency shelter kits and much more. You can click on an NGO to browse their wish list, select a product, and send it across to an area in peril.
6. Contact the local district helpline
Alert: People in the low lying areas along Chalakudy river and its tributaries are requested to move to higher locations as a precautionary measure. All stranded people are being attended by the forces in maximum capacity. #KeralaFloods2018 pic.twitter.com/6QWiTj2Guc
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 16, 2018
7. CONTRIBUTE TO SEVA KITCHEN TO FEED THOSE AFFECTED BY THE FLOODS
[UPDATED ON 17/08/2018 – 2:16 PM (IST)]
Seva Kitchen has been functioning for many years to address the issue of hunger based on the principle that every kitchen, in every town, village or city is a Seva Kitchen and everyone can come forward to feed hungry bellies. They are running a similar campaign to help victims of the kerala Flood. You can contribute for their cause here.
8. SUPPORT THE PEACE MOVEMENT IN THEIR GROUND WORK IN KOTTAYAM
[UPDATED ON 17/08/2018 – 2:50 PM (IST)]
The Peace movement, an initiative of Peace Charitable trust, has tied with a local supermarket in Kottayam, Kerala to provide essentials like Rice, Sugar, Bedsheets and fresh clothes to the victims of the flood. You can donate to their cause at the account details given below –
Address: NEARBY MART MERCANTILES PVT. LTD
A/C No.: 37829088709
SBI MC ROAD ETTUMANOOR
IFSC CODE: SBIN0010113
The collection centre is Kohler Kottayam, J.square centre, Opp. Sulabha Hyper Market, Kottayam, Kerala. You can also get in touch with the point person Ananthu Vasudev at (+91)-9947790008
9. THE BETTER INDIA HAS ESTABLISHED A DROP CENTRE AT THEIR OFFICE IN BANGALORE
[UPDATED ON 17/08/2018 – 3:08 PM (IST)]
10. CITIZENS IN BANGALORE CAN CONTRIBUTE IN THE CAMPAIGN RUN BY YOUNG WORKERS COLLECTIVE
[UPDATED ON 17/08/2018 – 1:52 PM (IST)]
11. REGISTER AS VOLUNTEER ON KERALA RESCUE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Kerala Government has launched a Portal to facilitate effective coordination between volunteers/donors and beneficiaries. Click here to contribute for the Flood Relief.
12. DONATE THROUGH PAYTM
Paytm has created an option for it’s users to donate money directly for Kerala Fund Relief. The donation can be made directly from the Paytm App.
Lastly, Utilise the social media for good
A lot of fake information is being circulated over social media and digital platforms. We urge to share information that is authentic so that can help can reach the right people in the right form. You can follow the hashtags
#KeralaFloods2018, #PrayForKerala, #KeralaFloods or #StandWithKerala to know about the recent updates over social media.
We would be constantly updating this space to spontaneously reflect any need that might arise in the flood-stricken region. Please follow this space to know more.
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