Kerala has been ravaged by unprecedented floods following torrential rains that also triggered landslides, claiming 97 lives since 8 August besides disrupting air, rail and road traffic in several places.
The Kerala government has put out appeals for financial donations and essential items for thousands of displaced people, living in relief camps around the state.
Here’s how you can help those affected by the Kerala floods:
Contribute through the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)
Direct link: https: donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in
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;
To contribute online –
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name 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 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 been providing on-ground in Kerala since the onset of the calamity, by distributing food and medical assistance.
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