With several parts of Chennai inundated and more rains to follow, several people are coming forward to help the people of the city through cash or kind. At the centre of this storm of compassion, is social media – which has become a rallying point for those offering help and the ones needing it.
Here are some of people and organisations where you can donate money or relief material.
The News Minute has started an online campaign, "Help Chennai", on Ketto to help victims of the Chennai flood across affected regions. We will be providing emergency food rations, water, sanitation facilities and hygiene support to the affected people.
Click on this link to make your contribution: https://www.ketto.org/help-chennai
View the spreadsheet here.
Women of Worth is collecting funds to provide blankets, mats, tarpaulin covers to people in some of the badly affected areas. Click here to contribute: http://womenofworth.in/nov-2015-wows-chennai-flood-relief/
Monetary contributions can be made to the Bhumika Trust. For details, go to: https://www.facebook.com/notes/ashwin-panchapakesan/faqs-for-people-in-the-flood-in-chennai-india/10153761705622658?__mref=message_bubble
The organisation is focusing on rescue, food & medicines. Central kitchens are preparing food, and they volunteers with tempos and vehicles who can ply through water logged areas. They also need funds to keep up the supply. Their initial aim is to supply 10,000 packets a day to supplement the massive government efforts.
Here's one way to help. pic.twitter.com/X0zPWVJleJ— Manasi Subramaniam (@sorcerical) December 3, 2015
As part of the chennairains.org website, a Google form has been made to help connect those who want to donate relief and aid material. You can supply food, water, medicines or even transport facilities. Check details here.
Donations can be made to Seva Bharathi.
Details: Andhra Bank, a/c number-07841001104427 IFSC CODE- ANDB0000784 SWIFT CODE- ANDB IN BB
For further queries, contact: Rajesh Varadarajan, 09840260631
For donating blankets, clothes and non-food items, please contact Satkrit Krishna.
Address: Door No-19 Prayag Apartments Gandhi Nagar 1st Main Road Adayar Ph- 0900030899/09884039264
Rapid Response has started an online campaign on Ketto and is raising funds to provide relief materials to districts and places hit by this crisis within the state of Tamil Nadu. To contribute, visit: https://www.ketto.org/helpchennai
World Vision India is accepting donations. Visit: https://www.worldvision.in/chennaifloods
A volunteer from Kerala is collecting relief material including packed food, blankets, medicines, clothes etc. Address: Sukruthi 11th Cross Road Panampilly Nagar Cochin. Ph- 09744304403/09020449143 (Jyothi Jawahar)
A BitGiving campaign is raising funds to provide relief kits and packages to 2500 families. For details, go here.
Zomato: For every Chennai Flood Relief meal bought for two by individuals, Zomato will buy one and have them delivered to those in need. On Wednesday, Zomato temporarily put on hold this service after users bought over 55k meals and the company sponsored another 55k meals.
The service can be expected to resume on Thursday afternoon, depending on Zomato's distribution of the earlier batch of orders.
"We're pausing to ensure our restaurant partners aren't choked. We want to deliver well on the trust you placed in us. We will find more capacity tomorrow and try to switch this on again," Zomato said on a Facebook post.
NGO Malarchi: Collecting bedsheets, mats, clothes, torches, candles, sanitary towels, milk powder for families from slums and slum tenements in Maduravoil, Anna Nagar, Namalvarpet, Nerkundram and Chemmencheri.
Collection point: 8/2 Dharmaraja Koil St, off Halls Road, Kilpauk, Chennai
Contact: 044-26461373, 9444010014, 9962500169
On behalf of Food Truck Association, a group of people are coordinating relief measures from Bengaluru. They are seeking a list of things. They have two drop off points in the city- HSR Layout and Judicial Layout in Jakkur.
Contact: Sidhanth- 09611539310
A group of volunteers from Bengaluru are collecting old but usable woolens, blankets, beds sheets and any other clothing that you don't use anymore. You are most welcome to buy new ones and donate if you wish to. Any torn or unusable item will not be accepted. You can drop off your contributions to the person allocated to your area (given in the list below). In case your area hasn't been covered, you can contact me and maybe we can collect it from a suitable location.
We'll be collecting them till the 10th of December. The distribution will happen on the 13th of December and earlier if possible.
Here are the people you can contact -
Ankit Pathak - 9731456371
Somdev Putatunda - 9740321961
Akash Devidas - 7204868502
Saif Shoaib - 8050128069
Aparajitha Kannan - 9739333904
Frazer Town/Cox Town:
Nilesh Nagam - 7406404949
Achal - 9663551858
Aishwarya Chavan - 7829653866
Viswesh Rammohan -7022256090
Sachin Vijayapuram - 9986886870
Ahaan Pandit - 9916790367
Deepika Singhania - 8792671706
Kiran Karol - 7830271017
Prajeeth Kumar - 9980679240
EFI is putting together flood emergency kits to donate to those in low-lying areas. Put together bread/biscuits/bun, fresh water, clean blankets and towels, paracetamol, bananas, candles and matchboxes and drop it in one of the EFI collection points. Contact Gowthami Ashok at +91–9952890690.
Perfect Foundation is raising funds as part of its relief efforts in Chennai. Check details here.
Tribal Hearts is collecting contributions in the form of blankets, clothes, footwear, etc. If you would like to donate, contact +91–9884075804 or +91–9841035249.
Rice, dal, tamarind, salt, etc are sought after. If you can donate, call Thanigai at +91–9551262220, or Iyyapan at +9444915803.
Volunteers from Bengaluru are collecting relief items including food and blankets (no money), and will be leaving for Chennai on Thursday night. Contact: Manian- 9901684865, Prashant Kumar- 9008835000
A team of volunteers from Bengaluru will be leaving to Chennai carrying essential relief material tomorrow. The following is the list of items they are collecting along with the address details.
Please drop off ONLY the following relief items:
Drinking water cans
The drop off points are:
1) CurleyStreet Media
G 2 Regal manor, 2/1 Bride street
Bangalore - 560025
Ph no: 080-41328128
Ananya Roy 8197421799
Pavitra Chalam 9632348400
Hichem Osman and Runima Biswas will receive the material and update us when it reaches Chennai tomorrow. They are doing amazing work in Chennai. Please contact them if you have any other ways to help.
Apollo hospital is ready to give free medicine and home delivery, but only in case of urgent emergency, nothing small or minimal. Contact: 18605000101.
Group of volunteers from Bengaluru are collecting relief items, mostly including food items like fruits, biscuits and bread. A truck carrying the material will leave for Chennai on Saturday. Contact Alice: 9986397950.
A Bengaluru group is going to Chennai on Saturday morning. They are collecting the following items:
-Durable food items (biscuits, noodles, milk packets, glucose, cereals, etc)
-Cooked food (Pulao, chappati, etc)
-Charged Power Banks
-Sanitary Napkins, Diapers
-bread and jam
-Raincoats and Umbrellas
-anyone who can help in transportation (big vehicales lorry etc)
If anyone is willing to donate any of the following, please get in touch with a person closest to your area: pick up points
Whitefield - k r puram - Ramamurthry nagar -banaswadi ( Pawan -9620362121)
Jp nagar-jayanagar (Yuvakishor-9611142838)
Electronic City - (Rajiv- +91 96-20-012456)
Varthur-kundanhalli-Marathahalli- Mahadevpura( Manoj - 9880802211)
BTM Layout (bindiya-8861952086)
For online fund transaction below find the account details below :
Acnt no : 00451140009719
Name : G.Reshma Alankrutha
Bank : HDFC
Branch : Chandanagar
IFSC. :. HDFC0000045
Do please mention yourname_CRF for the online transactions.
For any queries or interested in volunteering in collecting the contributions or willing to join us please get in touch with Alankrutha-9611962591
Pikkol will be arranging a pick up truck from Bengaluru to deliver collected food items, medical supplies and clothes to Chennai. They have made their collection hubs across Bengaluru. For more info, go here ; Hot Line Numbers: 09739724500 | 08971222235 | 09739967632
Team of volunteers are collecting the following items from people in Bengaluru and planning to leave for Chennai in a lorry on Friday.
If anyone is willing to donate any of the above, please get in touch with a person closest to
Indira nagar - 9620588861(Ashwin)
Koramangala - 9480280245(Aneesh)
Bannerghatta road or JP Nagar - 7259163927(Veera), 9886091233(Dinesh)
Electronic city - 9538223330(Prasanna)
Marathahalli - 9880492620(Shahul)
Whitefield - 7829822312(Padmanaban)
Shantinagar - 9535161508(Raghul)
Silk board/Madiwala - 7406022100(Narayan)
Rajaji Nagar - 9900006525(Neelam Mehta)
The second batch of Relief supplies from Palakkad to Chennai, Cuddalore, and other flood affected parts will be sent on 6th DECEMBER (SUNDAY). Kindly contribute basic Medicines, Sanitary pads, Blankets, Bedsheets, packed foodstuff, non-perishable vegetables like onions, potatoes, small packets of rice, pulses, etc
Please send in your contributions at the earliest to
PUSH Integrated Communications Pvt Ltd
16/70, Harishankar Road,
Contact: Sharmila @ 9633602014
Details of collection points in Kochi is available at the following address..anbodukochi.org
The list will be updated after verification of other such services.
(List collated by Lakshmy Iyer, Preetha Parasuraman, Durga Nandini, Manek Kohli and Monalisa Das.)