Dear fellow Indians and friends across the globe, the Kerala, a south Indian state, is going through massive floods and it's desperately looking for our help. More than 60 people are dead and over 60,000 people have left homeless.
Here is the current situation in Kerala and it's getting worse day by day.
Rain which started a week ago is still going at full force. Airports, hospitals, schools, residents and almost everywhere is flooded. People are still trapped in their own houses and relief centers are taking in more people by the minute. Rain hasn't stopped yet and water level is exponentially rising.
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
While state and centre governments, NGOs are doing all they can do to help the people of Kerala, we can also do a small favor in every way possible.
Kerala Needs Your Help - Here's How You Can Help
On behalf of OSTechNix, we have donated 10,000 INR to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. Here is our online transaction reports for your reference.
It's not much, but it is the least we can do right now.
If you want to help those affected by the unprecedented floods in Kerala, please kind enough to send your donations online to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund through the following site:
Here is the direct account details, just in case if you couldn't access the above link for any reason.
Bank : State Bank of India (SBI)
Name of Beneficiary : Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund
Account Number : 67319948232
Branch : City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC : SBIN0070028
PAN : AAAGD0584M
Account Type : Savings
SWIFT CODE : SBININBBT08
Govt of Kerala
CHEQUE/ DEMAND DRAFT
The Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer,
Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund,
Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram - 695001
Don't feel bad even if the donation is very small. Every bit counts. The donations are 100% Tax exempted as per income tax rule section 80G(2)(iii hf).
Money is not the only way to help. You can, however, send your help in other ways as well.
- Send all kind of food items, such as rice, dhal, ground nut, Oil, salt, sambar powder, turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Rusk, coconut, sugar, biscuits, Containers for storing rice, other pulses and cereals, Candles and matchboxes etc.
- All kind of household items, such as chair, blanket, plates, floor mats, sleeping mats, tooth paste/brush, shampoo, soap, bucket, mug, torch, LED, First Aid medicines/kits etc.
- All kind clothing/footwear materials, like Pants, shirts/T-shirts, Saree, Nighties, undergarments, Sanitary napkin, Umbrella, Rain coat, shoes, and sandals etc.
The essential items can be dropped at or sent to the following locations:
Kannur – 670002,
Phone no. 9446682300, 04972700645.
Regional Sports Center,
District Collector Idukki,
Painavu P O,
Idukki, PIN - 685603.
Also, a social media campaign #DoForKerala is launched by Anbodu Kochi, a social media collective in association with Ernakulam district administration. Contact them if you wanted to contribute for this good cause in any way.
If you know any other organizations, social media groups and NGOs working towards helping the flood victims, please let us know - firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add those details ASAP.
We, at OSTechNix, encourage everyone to contribute wholeheartedly so that our people in crisis can overcome their grief and pain. We stand for those who needs us same as God who always stands for us.
Let us all pray for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala and help them in every way possible.