Heavy rains and the subsequent flooding in Kerala have wreaked havoc in several parts of the state. As houses have been completely waterlogged and destroyed, many have become homeless and taken refuge in relief camps. Several people have even been marooned in their own houses, without food, water, electricity and other basic supplies.
Following this, people from all quarters, including public figures and NRIs, have come forward to donate funds and collect supplies such as water cans, rice, candles and sanitary napkins.
Here are some important Kerala flood relief URLs and addresses where people can donate funds and supplies and help those affected by the floods in Kerala rebuild the lives.
The CM's Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF)
CMDRF Account details:
Name of the donee: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
Account Number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
Account type: Savings
SWIFT Code: SBININBBT08
All contributions to the fund are 100% tax exempt.
Government district collection centres
Thiruvananthapuram: The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram - 1
Kannur: Control Room, Collectorate, Kannur - 670002 (9446682300, 04972700645)
Idukki: District Collector Idukki, Idukki Collectorate, Painavu P O, Kuyilimala, Idukki - 685603
Wayanad: District Collector, Collectorate, Kalpetta, Wayanad (0469 204151, 9745166864, 9746239313)
Google has put out a consolidated and pin-dropped a list of centres providing rescue ops, including shelters, food and water, medicine and essentials, volunteers, Jeep rescue and ambulances, among others. Find it here.
For every non-corporate ride you take on Ola, Rs 5 gets added to the CM's Relief Fund.
Amazon is partnering with its implementation partners and state and national disaster coordination committees to provide immediate relief to the victims. The online giant has partnered with three NGOs - Habitat for Humanity India, World Vision India, Goonj.
Select an NGO, browse their Wish List and select products to donate
Checkout, select a gift registry address, make payment
Paytm has also opened a dedicated page to contribute towards the Kerala CM's Distress Relief Fund. Access it here.
India’s crowdfunding website Milaap, too, opened a fund sourcing page. The fundraiser can be found here.
Kerala Flood Rescue allows you to add resources like food, shelter and rescue available in your area are listed in a spreadsheet here.
Goonj, working on the ground, has called for funds for flood relief. You can donate here. Big Basket too has tied up with Goonj; you can buy an 'esential kit' of rice, sigar and dal, of which Big Basket will contribute 20% to Kerala.
Crowdfunding website Ketto has also started a fund relief page. The link can be found here.
Zomato also has an option to provide flood relief to Kerala by way of donating a meal in Kochi, Kerala. You can donate a meal for , 6 or 10 people here or on Zomato mobile app.
Local donation efforts
A host of collection points have been set up in Kerala, Chennai and Bengaluru to collect essential items and supply it to the stranded people via the relief teams.
Some of the essentials that people can donate include
Sacks of rice grain
Candles and match boxes
School bags, notebooks, stationery
Anbodu Kochi, a social media collective, has set up the following collection centres:
Cochin: Regional Sports Centre, Kadavanthra (9809700000, 9895320567, 9544811555)
Trivandrum: Weavers Village in Rosscote Lane, opposite Trivandrum Club; Sri Mulam Club, Vazhuthacaud; and B-hub, Mar Iavnios Vidyanagar, Nalanchira
Hyderabad: SMR Vinay City, Bolarum Road, Miyapur (900035188, 9703503573, 8886555226, 9840921173), The English and Foreign Languages University, near Sitaphalmandi Overbridge (8086869573, 9746286425, 91775096030), Banjara Hilla, Flat No 6-3-594/10A, Anand Nagar (7842216157, 8790408101, 8606821009), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, NIRD Road, Rajendranagar (73820922647, 7995926635, 9633134831, 8547930466)
Bengaluru: Sankara Eye Hospital Kundalahali Gate, Varthur Main Road (9739011685); Avohi, Venus Building, Kalyana Mandapa Road, Jakkasandra Ext, Koramangala (9731980066); Confederation of Indian Industry, CII, 12 Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar (7001663618, 9740233244); Tanzeb, 4017, First Cross Road, Stage 2, Domlur (9916900719); Keli Cultural Association, Pruksa Silvana, Nimbekaipura Road, Budigere Cross, Old Madras Road (9945481192); Midway City Owners Association, Concorde Midway City, Basapura Road, Hosa Road Junction (9964741820, 8041234875); Ganga Vertica, Neeladri main Road, Electronic City (8867846625)
Chennai: Lotus Exotic Journeys, 33/17, Thomas Nagar, Little Mount, Saidapet, Chennai - 15. (9789053919)
Other collection centres
Chennai: Navin Dayton heights, B block, community Hall, No.76, Nelson Manickam Road, Chennai - 29 (7871512200, 9884408677, 9442527878).
Visthar, KRC Road, Kothanur Post, Bengaluru - 560077 (080 28465294/5, 9964171982)
Indian Social Institute, 24 Benson Road, Benson Town, Bengaluru - 560046 (080 23536189/23536364, 9980331471)
SCM - India, 29, 2nd Cross, CSI compound, Mission Road, Bengaluru - 560027 (080 22223761)
Sandhya Menon is also collecting provisions and raising funds for North Wayanad. Things required for kits are 5kg rice, 1kg sugar, 250gm tea powder, 1/2 kg salt, Whole moong (cherupayar), 1 ltr cooking oil. You can contact her here.
Urgent Appeal:— Uday Foundation (@udayfoundation) August 17, 2018
Delhi, we are ready to dispatch the first lot of relief to Calicut through @IndiGo6E
Pls donate :-
1) Rice (5kg packaging)
2) OTC medicines
3) Skimmed milk
113A/1, Adchini, New Delhi - 17
W/@Suparna_Singh #KeralaFloods https://t.co/qxKvR0PTlb
Kerala House in New Delhi too has set-up a collection point in room number 255.
Note: In case you are looking for someone stranded in Kerala or have information about someone, use the Person Finder, which crowdsources information, to help.