As you may be already aware, the state of Kerala has been bashed with heavy rains and is suffering from catastrophic floods for the last couple of weeks. More than 300 people lost their life and hundreds of thousands have their homes and livelihoods. Close to a million people are living in flood relief camps. For the first time in the history 30+ reservoirs of the Kerala state are opened as they got filled and that caused additional flooding in the downstream areas. The devastation caused is unprecedented and never seen before. The floods destroyed crops and infrastructure to unthinkable extent.
At this hard times, Malayalee Association of St. Louis (www.stlma.org) is organizing this fund raiser to collect donations from the kind hearted St. Louis citizens to support the rehabilitation efforts. Please donate generously!
* Malayalee Association of St. Louis is cancelling its Onam celebrations this year, all saved funds will be donated to the flood relief fundraiser. *
News articles about the calamity:
All funds raised by this fund raiser will be sent to Kerala Chief Minister's disaster relief fund and/or other reputable charitable organizations conducting flood relief activities.
NOTE: The GoFundMe tip that is automatically added when you donate is optional, you should be able to change the tip amount to whatever you like or 0.
Please find the request from Kerala Cheif Minister attached below.
Please reach out to the following Malayalee Association of St. Louis office bearers if you have any questions about this fundraiser.
Gopal Unnikrishnan (President) - [phone redacted]
Kishore Sukumaran (Secretary) - [phone redacted]
Edwin Francis (Treasurer) - [phone redacted]