Kerala Flood Relief

Kerala (my family's home state) and its people are being battered and paralyzed by torrential rainfall. For the first time in history, 35 dams have had to be opened, which has exacerbated the flooding. As I write this, the death toll has reached nearly 400. 800,000 people - including my aunt, uncle, and great aunt - have been displaced. And these numbers continue to climb.

Average people, the government, and the armed forces are doing all they can in their rescue efforts, but there is a lot yet to be done, both in emergency relief and in the upcoming rebuilding efforts. 

My cousin Suraj and my uncle Minoo (whose own house is under eight feet of water) have been running rescue operations in their kayak, including rescuing my 80+ year old great aunt. Kerala fisherman are using their boats to rescue people the government cannot reach. My great aunt is preparing meals for some of those who have been displaced.

If you can, please consider contributing here. Even the smallest amount will go a long way. For context, 1 US Dollar = 70 Indian Rupees!

Because the current ways to contribute are less than straightforward, I am making it easier by setting up this campaign. I will transfer any and all funds I receive to the Round Table India Trust, a charity that had been vouched for by my cousin Suraj. 

Thank you for reading this, and for your contribution! Please spread the word by sharing this by e-mail and on social media.

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Organizer

Sasha S. Philip 
Organizer
Kenmore, WA
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