Kerala is experiencing its heaviest rainfall since 1974 and the situation is griming every day with an increased death rate. Red alert has been given to all the 14 districts by The Meteorological Department and the downpour is not expected to subside at least until this weekend. Let the Governments do their part of the rescue. Don’t you think it’s our time to show back our love and care to our neighbours who helped us during the immaculate 2015 floods in Chennai?
Let’s put Social Media to good use again this time and extend help to those in need of rescue and rehabilitation. Below are few of the many trusted sources of help. Pick one and do your part of humanity.
#1. The Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund – CMDRF
This is a timely initiative by the Kerala Government to fight against all the odds and save their state by themselves. The repair is immeasurable and massive and it would definitely need arduous monetary and humane intervention.
#2. Collection Points
The right kind of help in such an awful situation would be to help them with food and other relief materials. Basic needs and medical help have been pouring from all over the country and Chennaites have got a lot of options with many collection points in and around the city that picks relief materials and delivers it to those in need.
Requirements: Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels, clothes, medicines, Dettol, first aid, food packets, sanitary pads, candles and matchboxes.
No: 27, South Boag Road
Contact: Eshwar – 9789708245
*C2 Mallika Ceebros
34 Pycrofts Garden Road
Contact: Priya – 9841174999
A26, 2nd floor
351 Konnur High Road
Contact: Vikash – 94999909312
73 Venkata Krishna Road
Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 28.
Contact: 9840872951, 8939659476
Apart from this, you can also work along with Goonj which is a National Level NGO that constantly voices out for societal needs. They have a massive support team that has stalled dropping centres for Kerala Floods across the nation. Get the list here https://goonj.org/ and donate your contributions.
#3. FMCGs Come Down For Help
Understanding their needs for day-to-day requirements for survival, FMCGs have rightly extended their helping hands to make us help even more easy. For all of those, who are residing in Coimbatore and Pollachi, make a note here. Kindly contact any of the company sales executives and get the below-listed products at lower prices.
*Harpic, Lysol, Dettol, Mortein mosquito coils, Dettol handwashes and soaps
R.Sriram 9500 240014, Raja 96006 45333
*Nestle milk powder, Cerelac, Lactogen, Nestum, Nestle milk, Chocolates
Anand 99948 89511
*Colgate toothpaste and brushes
Hamsa 98942 65786
*Britannia biscuits and cakes
Kannan 90425 12077
*Baby diapers – Huggies
Rajesh 96553 55210
*Cadbury Chocolates, Bournvita, Tang
Imran 99948 87882
*Dabur Chywanprash, Honey, Odomos
Vinod 98433 13856
Before you buy all these, visit keralarescue.in and see what kind of materials are required in which part of the state. This is another incredible initiative by the Govt. of Kerala that fosters effective communication between those in need and those willing to help the needy. Identify what is needed and donate accordingly so that none of your little efforts goes wasted.
#4. Google Tops It
When technology is in hand, we can do a lot more than we think we could. Google India has never failed to share its part of grief with its fellow Indians and this time it’s something very innovative. Get this form rolling and let not a single person go unnoticed anymore. https://google.org/personfinder/2018-kerala-flooding
#5. Paytm Karo
We’d say this is the easiest and quickest ways of donating and it is sure going to be the most preferred way too. What’s easier than reaching out to people and donating funds in just a click over your handset? Login to your Paytm and there’s already an icon for ‘Kerala Floods’. The smallest contributions do matter and pay how much ever you can.
#6. Quickly Tez
Make a difference today at the swipe of your phone. Directly transfer money from your bank account to the UPI Id – keralacmdrf@sbi which reaches the Govt. Of Kerala.
#7. Amazon India Extends Care
Amazon has gone a step ahead and had brought in ways to donate groceries to the State of Kerala. The steps involved are simple,
- They have listed a few NGOs that are involved in providing relief materials to the victims.
- You can click on an NGO and browse their list of products. All the products on the list are basically the ones that the victims are in need of. So, you can pick whichever you want according to your budget.
- Add them to your cart and select ‘Gift Registry Address’ after you checkout.
Follow #DoForKerala and #KeralaFloods hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and stay updated. Share this as much as you can on your Social Media pages and spread the word. And importantly, ensure every forward and the updates you share about are all verified because there are really a lot of people who are seriously looking for ways to get down and help. Let’s #StandTogether and brave the odds.