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Kerala floods: How to contribute to help the people of Kerala

The flood situation in Kerala continues to be grim as death toll reaches close to 194. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps across the state as the state is facing its worst flood in 100 years with dams opened and all rivers in spate.

On Saturday, PM Narendra Modi announced an additional grant of Rs 500 crore to Kerala, after holding a high-level meeting with Kerala CM Vijayan and conducted an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged state.

With no let up in the torrential rainfall, schools have been shut after major areas were inundated with water. Power supply, communication systems and distribution of drinking water have been disrupted in various parts of the state. Train services have been disrupted and road transport services are in disarray with stretches of roads under water.

This is how you can donate to help the people of Kerala 

Every cent counts, so please be generous! People of Kerala need your help. Please pray and support Kerala!

You can help from South Africa by donating to this fund supported by the Indian Consulate of Johannesburg.

Banking Details

Account Name: TRS NRI SA NPC
Bank: Standard Bank
Account No: 10107780575
Account Type: Cheque 
Branch Code: 051001

Contact Numbers for more info:

Nagaraju Gurrala: 0810224608/0765537388
Harish Ranga: 0848885885
Narendra Reddy Madasani: 0728311655
Mallikarjun Reddy Nannuri: 0744412345

Email : TRSNRISA@gmail.com

Thanks to Consulate General Johannesburg Srinivasa KJ for supporting this initiative.

Crowdfunding platforms

Platforms like Milaap and Ketto are also raising funds to procure the relief material.

Milaap: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/aug2018keralaflood

Kettohttps://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/KeralaFloods

Online platforms

Paytm: With an added feature that says “Kerala Floods,” digital wallet major Paytm has launched a dedicated section to raise funds. To donate click here- https://paytm.com

2.Amazon: Amazon is allowing donors to order items, pick an NGO and select their address, choose a payment method and complete the procedure. It has also partnered with Habitat for Humanity, World Vision India and Goonj.

You can find more details here- https://www.amazon.in/b?ie=UTF8&node=8891257031

3. Google Tez: Mobile payments gateway Google Tez has launched a dedicated section

4. Google Finder: Google has activated a Person Finder tool for Kerala, which will allow users to track people who are missing. This page also allows one to add information about someone they have found, who have been displaced from their home and family. It has also pin-dropped a list of centres providing rescue operations, including shelters, food and water, medicine and essentials, volunteers, jeep rescue and ambulances, among others.

6.  Facebook: The social media giant has activated its Safety Check feature for Kerala, which can be used to let friends and family know that they are safe. Facebook has also created a crisis response page that shows news and video content from public and media sources related to the flooding.

7. BigBasket: The grocery supplier is allowing buyers to purchase an essential kit of Rs 146 that contains rice, sugar and dal and donate to Delhi-based NGO Goonj.

Other donations

Khalsa Aid India volunteers in Kerala are coordinating with the Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha in Kochi to serve cooked hot meals to those affected by the floods.

To donate to Kerala Floods Relief: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/KeralaFloodsAppeal