God's own country is suffering and feels like God has gone away on vacation. Not being sarcastic, but this is the reality. Life has come to a standstill in Kerala with flooding and landslides, leading to more than 100 deaths and lakhs of people rehabilitated is relief camps. With red alert issued and more rain predicted, many of the roads are shut because of flooding and the main airport has reportedly been shut until 26th August. Hundreds of troops have been deployed to rescue the people caught up in the flooding, alongside helicopters and lifeboats. Schools in all the districts of Kerala are closed and tourists are not adviced to visit some of the districts because of safety concerns.
While the governments are doing their best to rescue the people, the people of Kerala need our prayers. More than prayers, they need our real support. Kerala CM, Pinarayi Vijayan, has urged people to contribute to the relief fund. No matter what you contribute whether small or big, it will be a massive help for the people who are worst affected and will help them rebuild their lifes.
How to Help
You can make donations online to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund through https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in
CMO Kerala has released a statement asking for help and gave details for contributing to the CM's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)
|Name of Donee||CMDRF|
|Bank||State Bank of India|
|Branch||City branch, Thiruvananthapuram|
You can also send items such as utensils, clothes, footwears, etc to the below address
Kannur - 670002,
Phone no. 9446682300, 04972700645
They are the people who stood by us like our brothers and sisters, when we were affected by Chennai floods and other cyclones. Now its our turn to show them that we are here to help, not just showing compassion but real brotherhood.