Will tragedy prevail over humanity? Kerala needs all your support now

Kerala, an abode of god, is where mountains meet the sea and are gifted lush green hills along with 44 rivers and 30 tributaries, backwater canals of 1,500 km and 55 dams. However, the once called God’s Own Country has turned into God’s Own Curse with devastating floods bringing Kerala to a standstill.
The situation worsens every minute with more than 300 people dead and lakhs of rupees worth infrastructure lost with the rising level of water. The state and its 14 districts are declared on red alert and around 1.5 lakh people are rescued safely to the relief camps set up across the state.
But more than this, people are deprived of the basic necessities like food, clothing, shelter, medical aid and proper hygiene. Now Is the time to bring out the humanity in you and help Kerala prevail over this tragedy. Do your bit and be a helping hand to the state by donating via following ways to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief fund:

1. Donate with PayTm

     Download payTm app and launch it on mobile, under the shortcuts there would be an icon with name Kerala Floods. Tap on it and the name of the recipient would directly be Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief fund, donate how much ever you want under or name or keep it anonymous and then proceed. The donation would be done within 2 minutes.

      2. Donate with Amazon India

     The Amazon India’s donation page has four NGO options and requests the users to donate products to the NGO which will be sent to Kerala’s affected area. The list of products to donate is as per the priority list based on the urgency of the requirements. Choose the NGO through which you want to send your desired donation, select the product from the list and add to cart, proceed to checkout and select a gift registry address, pay and you are done. The four NGOs are Habitat for Humanity, World Vision India, Goonj and Oxfam India.
     3. Donate with Big Basket

     Big Basket has collaborated with NGO Goonj to provide supplies for Kerala flood relief in bundles of essential items. You can select anything from essential food items like rice, sugar, dal to water, hygiene care etc.
      4. Donate with Flipkart

     Open Flipkart app and click on the banner given below which will take you to the donation page to Goonj and then the donation can be processed. 

      5. Donate through NGOs or CMDRF
    You can also donate directly through NGO websites like Goonj, Uday foundation, or visit the CM's Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF) website or Kerala Government’s website to make your donation. The twitter handle of various NGOs provides with frequent updates on things that are urgently required like basic medicines, solar lights, backpacks, utensils, clean drinking water, etc. You can also send material and your donations to various collection centers in your city who will send all the material to the affected area in Kerala.

-By Forum Avlani


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