kerala Floods: How Can You Help The People Who Are Affected By Floods
Kerala is struggling to cope up with heavy rains and subsequent flooding that wreaked havoc in several parts of the state. Official figures say at least 157 people have been killed and many have become homeless. They have taken refuge in relief camps. Many are living without basic necessities like food, water, and electricity.
While the government, NGOs, and celebrities are leaving no stone unturned to help the people of Kerala, here is how you can do your bit.
Donations can be made through cheques or demand drafts (DD), or internet banking. Address for cheques: The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 1;
Here’s how you can contribute online –
Click on: www.donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
PAN: AAAGD0584MName of Donee: CMDRF
The chief minister’s office has also released helpline numbers.
Other than financial help, Collector of Kannur has urged people to donate these essential items.
1) Cooking utensils and Dining utensils like plates, tumblers etc..
4) Containers for storing rice and other food items at home
5) Basic household furniture (chairs, tables etc)
You can send these items to:
Control Room, Collectorate, Kannur – 670002, Phone no. 9446682300, 04972700645
Donate essential items People in relief camps across the state are in need of essential items like food (pulses, lentils, milk powder, other food items), sleeping mats, water, toiletries, sanitary napkins, towels, blankets, cooking utensils, basic household furniture, containers, and footwear, among others. Click here for LIVE updates on KERALA FLOODS In Ernakulam, the district administration has joined hands with Anbodu Kochi, an NGO, and has rolled out an initiative called #DoForKerala which is a social media campaign and is helping by setting up collection points across the state. The District Collectors of the Kannur and Idukki put up posts on social media with ways to donate for the people in the districts. Infosys and UST Global have also arranged multiple collection points for relief items.
Donate through independent websites The Kerala chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with the IT has launched a donation website. Through their website (keralarescue.in), people can appeal for help and provide specific locations and requirements. Individuals can also register as volunteers on the site. Rapid Response India has also released a portal for donations. Their teams have been providing on-ground in Kerala since the onset of the calamity, by distributing food and medical assistance.