As Kerala continues to battle the most devastating flood of the century, several states in India have come forward for help and are announcing relief packages for the flood-hit state. Celebrities, NGOs and citizen-help groups are joining the cause with monetary donations and supply of relief materials.
A red alert has been issued once again in 11 of the 14 districts. All three services, Navy, Air Force and Army have swung into action along with 58 teams of National Disaster Response Force.
While the rescue operations are in full swing in Kerala, anyone from outside the state can take part in flood relief campaigns through donations.
- One can donate to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
All contributions to the fund are 100% tax exempt.Money can be also sent through cheque/DD:The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer,
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
2. One can log on to www.keralarescue.in to register as a volunteer or to seek information about flood relief
3. One can also donate to district collection centres
Kannur: Control Room, Collectorate, Kannur – 670002 (9446682300, 04972700645)
Idukki: District Collector Idukki, Idukki Collectorate, Painavu P O, Kuyilimala, Idukki – 685603
Wayanad: District Collector, Collectorate, Kalpetta, Wayanad (0469 204151, 9745166864, 9746239313)
Anbodu Kochi, a social media initiative has also put out a list of collection centres across different cities on their Facebook page
Held a meeting wid Resident Commissioner of Kerala to find out requirements. Del govt will send water n dry food. All SDM offices will act as collection centres for clothes, bedsheets n blankets
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 18, 2018
4. Other non-government agencies, as well as NGOs, are also offering help
If one wishes to donate to some of the prominent NGOs, the links can be accessed here:
5. Google has put up a list of relief centres that can be traced on its website
Here is the link: Google
6. Amazon, PayTM have also opened online payment portals for donation
Here is the links: Amazon
PayTM is matching a rupee for a rupee for every contribution that a user will make on its platform.
Here is the link: PayTM
7. Local collection centers
Many collection centres have been set up at local levels in many cities. Those interested can donate relief materials to these centres
Items that can be donated include sacks of rice grain, condiments, water cans, sanitary napkin, candles and match boxes, footwear, buckets, cooking utensils, toiletries, blankets, school bags, notebooks, stationery.