Tri-State to Kerala With Love

Kerala, a beautiful state in Southern India, famous for its beaches, backwaters, hills and lush vegetation, has been battered by unusually heavy rainfall this monsoon that has resulted in unprecedented flooding at levels not seen in 100 years!!  32230928_1534602668278390_r.jpeg32230928_1534602909689929_r.jpegVast areas, especially in the central regions of the state, are completely submerged under water. According to the latest estimate, at least 324 people have died, 220,000 people have been displaced and thousands remain trapped in the water-logged areas.    Unusually heavy rains over the last 2-3 weeks have triggered massive landslides resulting in torrential amounts of water sweeping through villages and destroying life. 
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This is the worst natural disaster crisis Kerala and its people have faced in a century.  The state is experiencing an “extremely grave” crisis, with the highest flood warning in place in 11 of its 14 regions.  Hundreds of thousands have lost their homes and several thousand, their livelihoods and life-savings.  Money is needed acutely for relief work now and later for rebuilding infrastructure including schools and houses.  The damages caused until now have been pegged at over 2.8 billion US Dollars by the Chief Minister of Kerala.  
We kids, 12-17 years of age, along with our parents who hail from Kerala, have decided to raise money to help with this dire crisis that is still unfolding as we are writing this.  Please contribute generously to this GoFundMe site to help our brothers and sisters in Kerala.    Please know that all money collected will be transferred to the  Kerala Chief minister's Distress Relief Fund (https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/) every week.  You can donate directly to the portal, but we want to make it easier for you to donate money through this GoFundMe page.  
We kids believe that we can solve this problem as a team.  If you donate to this cause, please know you will be helping millions of people rebuild their lives, and support the rebuilding of Kerala as a whole. This disaster has affected our friends and family in Kerala and we have to ACT SOON. PLEASE HELP US HELP KERALA!!
Sincerely,
Kyle Shankar Davis, Mira Prabhakar, Naina Prabhakar and Ashwin Prabhakar   


Donations

  • Lilian Plotkin 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Sheela Mehta 
    • $25 
    • 22 mos
  • Arun Kalimuthu 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Venkitaraman Ananta krishnan 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
  • Neeti Gupta 
    • $20 
    • 22 mos
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Organizer

Uma Sankar 
Organizer
Bloomington, IN
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