Kerala Flood Disaster Relief

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Raised by 149 people in 5 months
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Created August 15, 2018
Team SanGaMa

Namaste!

Our friends and their communities in Kerala, India need your help now.
This tiny state is in the midst of an unprecedented flood havoc. The calamity has caused immeasurable misery and devastation. Many lives have been lost.

Hundreds of homes were totally destroyed and many more were damaged.  Never before had the State witnessed a calamity of this scale.

Kerala’s chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said in a statement that more than 200,000 people had now been displaced by torrential rain that began nine days ago.
 
“Kerala is facing its worst flood in 100 years,” he said on Twitter on Friday (Aug 17th): “80 dams opened, 324 lives lost and 223,139 people are in [more than] 1,500 relief camps.”

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We are  a group of people with family and friends in different parts of Kerala. We  currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are part of the Kerala group called SanGaMa. We have been organizing community  events for the last several years.  The details of such events can be seen at our website  SanGaMa 

CNN reports on the "worst flooding in almost a century in India's southern tourist state of Kerala..."
“In our village, everyone’s houses were destroyed” – says Velayudhan, Flood Survivor.
https://www.facebook.com/cnnnews18/videos/10157755929434202/ 

As of this writing, landslides are happening everyday and many places are cut off. The tourist paradise of  Munnar is cut off, so is Sabarimala temple, and even  the state capital, Trivandrum, is getting inundated. But as usual, the most affected are the poorest of the poor.



Our immediate goal is to donate all the funds to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. If we receive more than what we initially target, we will distribute the same to other non-profit organizations doing relief work in Kerala.

We will be transferring the funds to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. See link below.


If you would rather donate directly, please feel free to use the link below:
https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/

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Even a small amount goes a long way, so please help with whatever donations you can.

We remain much obliged to your  kindness. God Bless!

Smitha Sunil
Pinki Nair

Hari Kumar 
Jitesh Vasudevan
Rama Prasad

Satish Warrier
Sumesh Nair
Sumod Scaria
Subramanian Parameswaran

Vinod Palat 
Vinod G Pillai
Vijay Valliyil   


(Team SanGaMa)
http://www.sangama.us/
sangamaus@gmail.com 

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Update 3
Posted by Sangama US
4 months ago
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Final Update:
Thank you all for supporting our GoFundMe. We have contributed all proceeds to Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund! The flood situation in Kerala has significantly improved over the last couple of weeks . The rescue operations are over but the relief efforts are still on, which could take months or even years. We are turning off any further donations at this point and deactivating this campaign.
We are deeply indebted to each and every one of you who contributed in times of great need. We greatly appreciate you kindness and god bless!
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Update 2
Posted by Sangama US
4 months ago
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We are immensely grateful for your kind donations. Today, we transferred $11,500 to Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund! Thanks again for supporting and sharing our campaign! We just do not have enough words to describe how much we feel obliged.
Thank you for your kindness and for pitching in to help the relief and rehabilitation efforts of the flood-hit state.

Best Regards,

Team SanGaMa
http://www.sangama.us/
sangamaus@gmail.com
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Update 1
Posted by Sangama US
5 months ago
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We would like to express our deepest gratitude for stepping in and contributing to our Kerala Disaster Relief efforts/fund.. With your generous contributions, we have met the initial goal of raising $10,000 , within the first 4 days of this campaign. We will be shortly transferring this money to Kerala Govt Disaster Relief Fund, to help with their relief and rebuilding efforts. We will post the certificate/acknowledgement received, as soon as we receive it.

We plan to keep the GoFundMe open to provide opportunities for more people to support the cause.

We remain much obliged to your kindness and compassion.

Best Regards,

Team SanGaMa
http://www.sangama.us/
sangamaus@gmail.com
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Raised by 149 people in 5 months
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