Kerala Flood Disaster Fundraiser

Please see a message below from my son Madhav. 

My name is Madhav Krishna Kumar Nair and I live in Toronto, Canada and am currently visiting my family in Kerala, India.

Kerala is now suffering the effects of the biggest floods in its history since the 1920’s.

I visited the flood-affected areas and relief centers organized by the government; the tragic scenes there prompted me to raise some funds to support this relief work.

I have come to understand that the Y’s Men International in Kerala is raising funds for flood relief. Y’s Men International is a worldwide service organization which works with YMCA as a partner in service. The organization has been given consultative status by the United Nations.

I met with Mr. C. Suresh Babu, a chartered accountant, who is also the president of the Y’s Men club of Trivandrum Tower, a unit of the Y’s Men International. He agreed to make arrangements to hand over the funds raised by me to the Government of Kerala, India through the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)  for the flood relief.

I have decided to raise funds using GoFundMe, a fundraising website.

Thank you all for your help and support!

Questions  & Answers:

1.Who you are and where you’re from

My name is Radhika Vijayalekshmi Sivanandan. We live in Toronto. Since my son Madhav Krishna Kumar Nair is only 16 years of age, I am helping him raise funds.

2. Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for

The entire funds will be donated to the CMDRF (Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund) for flood relief in Kerala. Since we are now in Kerala, the funds will be paid by a bank draft and will be handed over in person to the chief minister’s fund. 

This will be facilitated by Mr. Suresh Babu, chartered accountant and the president of the Y’s Men Club of Trivandrum Tower, a unit of Y’s Men International.

3.     How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)

This fund will be entirely spent by the Government of Kerala for the flood relief.

4.     Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies

 The entire funds will be withdrawn and paid to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) by means of a bank draft and this will be utilized by the Government Of Kerala for the flood relief.
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