Landslides blocking roads and disrupting life, overflowing rivers and the rise in the death toll is making news as our brothers and sisters in Kerala are facing a horrible situation in major regions of the state. Tricity Live understands the invaluable contribution a little help can provide. As residents of the Chandigarh Tricity, you can surely come forward and give your own contribution in support for the victims of Kerala.
Here, we have listed a few ways by which you too can support them because a small effort will surely make a large difference in this hour of crisis.
1.PUT YOUR MONEY TO THE RIGHT USE:
The havoc caused by the floods in Kerala can be supported by making a financial contribution to the Chief Minister Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF). This can be done by visiting the official CMDRF Website or by donating directly to the CMDRF fund through the provided bank details:
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donee: CMDRF
You can contribute via cheque/DD or internet banking. Or, you may also send a cheque/DD via mail which you can address to The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram.
Paytm is another way through which you can make your efforts counted for those fighting for life and survival in the flood-hit areas of Kerala. The donation can be made directly from the Paytm App.
3. DONATE TO A CAMPAIGN RUN BY RAPID RESPONSE
Rapid Response is an award-winning organization that has been working to provide the best human efforts in this calamity. You can put forward your generous donations by backing this organization which has distributed 40,000 food packets, 8,000 Milk & Biscuits Kit and conducted 20 medical camps in the worst affected areas of Kerala. Visit: https://www.rapidresponse.org.in/
4. REGISTER AS A VOLUNTEER:
You can also register yourself on the official website launched by Kerala Government https://keralarescue.in/ to improvise the coordination between volunteers/donors and beneficiaries.
5. DONATING ESSENTIAL ITEMS:
The District administration of Ernakulam has come forward with an NGO Anbodu Kochi to work on #DoForKerala. The aim is to collect essential items which can be handed over to the Control Room, Collectorate, Kannur – 670002, Phone no. 9446682300, 04972700645.
6. CONTRIBUTE TO SEVA KITCHEN
To address the issue of acute hunger and in order to feed the victims, you can surely contribute to feed their empty bellies at https://donatekart.com/seva_kitchen/kerala-seva/#/.
7. MAKE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A lot of fake information is posted on social media and digital platforms. But it is in the hands of youth as well as the entire society to share authentic information with the hashtags #KeralaFloods2018, #PrayForKerala, #KeralaFloods or #StandWithKerala.
8. CONTRIBUTE IN AMAZON INDIA
You can join in with Amazon India which has come up with a product portal in collaboration with organizations to provide relief in various forms. For more information, visit https://www.amazon.in/b?ie=UTF8&node=8891257031 and know how you can help.
9.GET IN TOUCH WITH THE LOCAL DISTRICT HELPLINE
One can make alert calls to the district helplines by making people aware of any further incidents that may be life-threatening.
10. DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN RUN BY GOONJ
With every organization coming forward, you can mark your contribution through a donation campaign by local NGOs such as Goonj. Here’s the link https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/keralafloodsgoonj.
Rather than feeling bad about the situation, come forward and do something in this regard. Want to share anything with our brothers and sisters in Kerala? Post in the comments section below!