Pray for kerala
Dear Non-Malayali friends, please read this and help Keralites. The entire state of Kerala in need of your generous HELP.
The South Indian state Kerala is suffering from one of its worst flooding disasters in decades with death toll rising to approximately 65, as of 15th August, a memorable Independence Day. The social media and news channels are flooded with shocking visuals from all over the state.
The weather department had issued red alert in all the 14 districts of Kerala. It's that damn serious.
Shutters of 33 dams have been opened as of now, including Mullapperiyar, Idukki, Edamalayar. Almost all the rivers and canals are overflowing. Cochin International Airport has been closed till 18th August due to the floods.
Munnar, one of the tourist attractions of Kerala has been submerged completely. KSRTC and railway have cancelled many of the bus and train services. Commute has become impossible due to broken bridges and damaged roads in many parts of the state.
Thousands of people have lost their homes, properties and lands, literally everything they had.
Though many people have been evacuated and shifted to rehabilitation camps across the state, there are some people who are still stuck at various places. Food, water, clothes, medicines, toiletries and all other necessary items are supplied by many volunteers in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram etc to all the camps.
The government, officials, army, celebrities and common people are working together to help all the stranded people. Now, it's our turn to help these people by contributing generously for the ones in need.
You can send money to Kerala Chief Minister's relief fund CMDRF(Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund). It's exempted from Income Tax under section 80(G).
Other Donation Options
Bank : State Bank of India (SBI)
Account Number : 67319948232
Branch : City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC : SBIN0070028
Account Type: Savings
SWIFT CODE : SBININBBT08
Name of Donee:
Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund
Address :Govt of Kerala
CHEQUE/ DEMAND DRAFT
The Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer,
Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund,
Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram - 695001
Video Courtesy: CNN