Recent unprecedented horrifying torrential rains in Chennai have turned former Tamil Nadu into present day Venice. More than 269 people have died since October 26, and the death toll is only rising. The unusually heavy monsoon rains began in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and has spread across Chennai. This is a very emotional and devastating time for all families and relatives affected by the disaster.Several of the affected places were very close to my parents heart, close to their college Anna University like Koturpuram, Adayar, IIT Campus, Guindy and Velachery.
Flooded homes, lack of clean water, lack of medical supplies, and an influx of diseases has plagued the coastal city. This amount of unprecedented rain has never hit the state in the last 100 years. We will be there at ground zero during our winter break. We are planning to work with Udavum Karangal by donating a portion of this fundraiser to rebuild their facility. We are still working with other NGO to identify their needs and disburse funds needed from this fundraiser. For NGO that do not operate in US, we are planning to withdraw the funds, and give it to them in Indian rupees. We will also be posting pictures and sending updates from ground zero.
Any donations $5, $10, $15 or any amount towards this cause would help ease the disaster. #ChennaiRains #ChennaiRehabilitation #HelpChennai #PrayforChennai