Since last few days, the social media and news channels are all packed up with the pictures of people stranded in Kerala floods. Its very heart wrenching to see our God’s own country, being caught by massive, unprecedented floods and turning into hell. Thousands of people have lost their lives due to the worst rain ever and many are still trying to save themselves and their families and waiting for the rescue teams. Many families are untraceable, it’s very distressing to imagine the pain of the people who are not able to reach to their loved ones or have no clue about their well being.
People from all over the country are coming forward and helping in every possible way and it swells my heart with pride that in this testing time, we are all together keeping aside the caste and religion. However, a few posts on social media were quite upsetting to see people talking about the reason for the flood. Instead of talking about the Karma, what caused the rains, it is a natural calamity or man-made disastrous situation, let’s join hands together to help our countrymen.
From little children to old aged people to pregnant women, many people are in very bad shape and need help. The pictures and videos are very disturbing and scary, its very difficult to imagine how these people are surviving without food, shelter, clothes and basic necessities of life, in such a destructive state.
The entire Nation is grieving the loss of our beloved ex-PM, Shri Atal Ji, and I am no different. Its indeed a huge loss but friends, please follow his principles and try to do your bit for the people who are in need today. Social media is a strong way of supporting each other and spreading the word, so please share the bank account information, helpline details, and such related posts as much as you can so that the maximum no. of people can get benefitted.
I have collected some data from the social media itself and the sole purpose of writing this post is to share the helpline and bank account details so that we can contribute and help in whatever way we can.
1. You can donate at the Official Website of Government of Kerala (Chief Minster’s Distress Relief Fund). Click Donate at CMDRF
2. An Indian non-profit organization named, Akshaya Patra Foundation is serving cooked meals in the flood-affected district areas of Kerala like Alapuzha and Edathua. To donate and more information, please click here
3. People who want to contribute via bank transfer, please find the bank details below:
Name of Donee: Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund
Bank: State Bank of India (SBI)
Account Number: 67319948232
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
SWIFT Code: SBININBBT08
4. There is a campaign #DoForKerala started by an NGO in Kochi and the direct administration of Ernakulum. People who wish to help can donate funds online or even they have set up collection centers for goods like medicines, drinking water, baby foods, blankets, utensils, sanitary napkins etc. at many cities like Bangalore and Chennai.
Their Coordinators can be contacted at these numbers 9809700000, 9895320567, 9544811555.
5. Another Organization that is providing immediate disaster response services throughout India is Rapid Response. They have around 20 medical camps and have been working in Kerala for the distribution of food packets, milk, and biscuits kits. To help and donate, please click here
People in Bangalore please refer to this picture
PAYTM has also facilitated a service for the donation for its Users
People in Hyderabad
People in Kolkata
A collection center for Kerala flood relief has been set up in Kolkata at the following address:
INDIAN PLURALISM FOUNDATION
47 A, SHAKESPEARE SARANI
2B KUNDALIA TOWER
KOLKATA – 700017
You may call the following numbers and coordinate with our team members
*9051312323* /*9903313210* *9831041884* /*9830786771* *9830342584*
Other Helpline Number: 0471-23664424
Joint Operation Centre Cochin Indian Navy (04842872353)
Indian Navy diving team (led by Petty Officer Mahesh Kumar)- 9441742748
Requesting you all to please come forward and do your bit to save our countrymen.