God's own country, Kerala faced the worst floods the state has seen in almost a century. However, in the midst of all the turmoil, humanity triumphed and people helped each other in these times of need. Religion, caste, community and all other dividing factors took a backseat and we stood together in the face of a calamity.
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Through all this, help kept pouring in from everywhere, from the citizens of the country as well as our neighbours. In just a fortnight, the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund has received Rs 713.92 crores. This is actually more than the Rs 600 crores Kerala received from the centre.
So all of you who donated, this is a big thank you!
— Pinky Rajpurohit (@Madrassan) 28 August 2018
As many as four lakh people contributed to this sum and every rupee has made a difference. Out of the total money, Rs 132.62 crores was deposited through banks and UPIs while online contributions like Paytm accounted for Rs 43 crore. A total of Rs 518.24 crore has been deposited at the CMDRF's account with State Bank of India.
As of Monday, a total of 3,42,699 displaced people are still living in 1093 camps. Another herculean task ahead of the government will be to rehabilitate all those affected from the floods.
According to NDTV, a ray of hope has been that the Cochin international airport is all set to resume working after being non-functional for half the month.
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However, the state still has the huge task of rebuilding the infrastructure ahead of it. Almost the entire state was submerged, so the damage to public and private property has been immense. They still need help and you can still donate funds and make a difference in someone else’s life. Here’s how you can do it:
MobiKwik has pledged to contribute Rs 5 for every donation made through its app to the CMDRF. For donations, download the MobiKwik app from the Play store. Link your bank account and create your own @ikwik UPI ID. One can transfer money to UPI ID: 1000010033@mairtel, keralacmdrf@sbi and keralacmdrf@sib.
This entire process takes not more than two mins. You can download the app and on the homepage itself will be a 'donate to Kerala floods' option, click that, and you can directly transfer from your bank account.
You can donate with the crowdfunding website here.
Ketto has a specific page for Kerala relief funds, you can donate with them here.
Our Heroes behind the scene.
They are thousands km away from Kerala but they contribution is nothing less. They are making hundreds of round between our collection centre & warehouse. #Gratitude #KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief pic.twitter.com/GqERFkjmhF
— Uday Foundation (@udayfoundation) 22 August 2018
Updates from the field...Few glimpses from the field visit of Niranam Village, (Pattanamthitta district), Kerala. pic.twitter.com/wkSO2uY7la
— GOONJ.. (@goonj) 24 August 2018
You can directly donate here through online banking. Or transfer the funds to this account:
Name of the donee: Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Funds
Account Number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
Account type: Savings
SWIFT Code: SBININBBT08
We've come this far, let's get together and help the victims in Kerala recover from this disaster.
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