Kerala Flood Relief

$17,257 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 2 months
Created August 14, 2018
My name is Mohammed Saleem Padinharkkara and I am a resident of Waterloo Ontario. I am an IT consultant, working in the banking sector and am a native of Kerala and I would like to bring to your notice the unfolding disaster in Kerala.
The unprecedented rain in Kerala has caused extensive damage to the daily lives of its citizens.  Large parts of the state was submerged for days, and the receding floods have damaged houses and other basic necessities.  About 100000 people are living in camps right now, and there is no letup in the rains so far.  People who returned from the camps are coming back to muddy floors, dirty wells and dirty clothes.  

A group of well-meaning malayalis in Canada, are joining together to fund raise from the North American Malayali community in order to provide to the various organizations who are working on the ground and providing basic necessities to the affected people.

The organizations we have currently involved and working with are as follows:
Hira Welfare -
This is an NGO that is running out of Bangalore and did great work during the Chennai Floods.  They specialize in post-disaster long term rehabilitation.

Santhwanam -
This is a Calicut based NGO that have been helping the people in Wayanad district with basic necessities.

C4TN - This is a group of individuals who came together for the Chennai floods and are using that expertise to help the relief efforts in Kerala. They procure materials directly from manufacturers at low prices and provide kits to relief camps. 

We are also in touch with the Wayanad district collectorate, and helping to amplify their disaster recovery efforts.

You can help in THREE ways:
- make a monetary donation to this fundraising campaign (even a small donation of $1 will help)
- you can share this site and fundraising effort with your friends, colleagues and share on social media to raise funds and ask if your company offers 'matching' $$
- Some of the organizations are short of volunteers to act on the ground and you could volunteer or request for volunteers.

All donations will be donated towards the relief and rehabilitation efforts, and sent to these organizations directly by the team. 

Thank you for your support and may God bless your intentions!
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Hello Friends,

We will be closing the fundraiser this coming Sunday and disburse the remaining amounts towards the medical requirements that is needed right now in combating the rate-fever outbreak.

Please share the link with your social media so that we can aim to send more funds to the affected regions.

NA Malayalis 4 Kerala Team
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Thank you everyone for your kind heartedness and generosity. We have reached the half way mark and hope to reach our target within 2 weeks.

The rescue efforts for the #KeralaFloods are now at a minimum and relief efforts are going on at full swing.

Please continue to share with your friends and social media, so that we can send the maximum possible funds to those in need in Kerala.
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Hi friends,

Thank you so much for your continued support and donation. Your donations are real inspiration of the value of humanity we share. This page and Fund Raising shall be a voice of the millions who are displaced, devasted and thrown to the catastrophe in Kerala. Kerala needs our help and we are here to show our value of care and consideration with this campaign.

Key Updates from Kerala:
- The situation is dire with death toll crossing 167+. Weather predictions are worse, there is more rain predicted for the next few days too. Red-alert is still active of 12/14 districts in Kerala.
- Tens of thousands of people are displaced of their homes and are currently in temporary camps/shelters
- The state is at a standstill of the catastrophe. Educational institutes, offices and most of the places of even daily need purchases are challenged for reach for people. Kerala needs our help in amplifying their cry reach to the help centers too.
Few updates from the Campaign organizers:
- We are working very closely with our volunteers on ground. We are having communication with the onsite volunteers over short cadence to accommodate immediate help to the needy. With this, what we realize is we might have to release the funds immediately in steps. Please do share the page so that we could increase our value to the maximum.
- Please share the link of this GoFundMe page to our social circle/contacts. If you could go a step further, to talk in-person to your social connects for this campaign. This act would be a much-appreciated gesture of consideration to our fellow brothers and sisters in Kerala. Let us stand united in wiping the tears of our loved ones. Kerala needs our, let us stand united to offer to the best we can.
- Another key aspect is the little coverage of this dreadful calamity in the Indian National media. We have started a social media campaign, help share the tag #KeralaNeedsIndia. Let us raise the whines of the pained to reach the help centers as quick as possible. More the delay of help reaching Kerala, more would be the disaster gulping further lives.

Kerala Flood Help Center NA
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$17,257 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 2 months
Created August 14, 2018
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