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The state of Kerala needs as much help as possible from the people to survive the floods. Here is what all of us can do.
The floods condition in Kerala is very critical. According to a recent report more than 150 people have lost their lives. Districts like Aluva, Pathanamthitta and Muvatthupuzha are completely submerged in water while most others are under red alert.
Schools, colleges and commercial entities are shut. There is no transport as water has gushed into houses, airports, bus and railway stations, also landslides have destroyed roads. Rains are continuing to pour and clearly the state of Kerala and its people are in great danger.
Realising the necessity for help, which is highly required at the moment, many NGOs and organisations are contributing immensely towards the flood affected people of Kerala. Here are 6 ways as to how you can also contribute your bit with the others.
Government of Kerala has set up an online platform for people to directly donate funds for rebuilding the lives of flood affected people from Kerala. Money can also be sent through DDs, Cheques or internet banking.
For more details visit this link.
Amazon is also working with other NGOs and disaster coordination committees to support the flood effected people. On their website they have given steps where we can choose an NGO to contribute for (Habitat for Humanity, World Vision India and Goonj). We can select products from the NGOs wish list and buy it for them.
You can make your contributions at this link.
Do For Kerala is a social media campaign that has been started by Anbodu Kochi (NGO) and the district administration of Ernakulam. They are taking online donation of funds, as well as they have set up collection centers for essential goods like blankets, utensils, baby food and diapers, sanitary napkins, drinking water, medicine etc. at many cities like Bangalore and Chennai.
People can contact the district coordinators by calling on the numbers 9809700000, 9895320567, 9544811555.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian non-profit organisation providing free lunch to needy school children across India. They have actively stepped in for the situation by providing cooked meals in the flood-affected areas of Kerala like Edathua and Alapuzha districts. With 20 employees they have started serving meals from 13th August, 2018.
Check this link for more information.
Kerala Rescue is a flood relief dedicated website by the Kerala State IT Mission and IEEE Kerala Section. It is mainly dedicated to have a very effective collaboration and communication between authorities, volunteers and public working for the relief mission.
Services provided by this website are:
Rapid Response in an organisation that provide immediate disaster response services throughout India. They have constantly been working in Kerala for the distribution of food packets, milk and biscuits kits. They have also set-up about 20 medical camps. They are taking donations from people across India to support the people of Kerala.
You can donate here.
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