Help Save Kerala
As we all know Kerala is drowning in floods and people need our help more than ever. Incessant rainfall and heavy flooding have destroyed large parts of Kerala, leaving many people stranded. People from all walks of life are engaged in efforts to provide relief to those affected by the floods. Here, are some ways in which you can contribute to the rescue and relief efforts.
• The Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund
A direct bank transfer can be made to this fund. Money can also be sent through UPI.
Account name: Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
SWIFT code: SBININBBT08
Also, click here to find out more about the situation in Kerala
• E-commerce sites
Amazon and Flipkart have tied up with NGOs engaged in relief efforts.
Log in to either of the apps and the flood relief banner will show up on the app’s home page. On Amazon, you will be led to a page with the registries of three NGOs — Goonj, Habitat for Humanity and WorldVision — from which you can choose the products you want to buy, which will then be donated to these NGOs. On the Flipkart app, you will be taken to a page where you can make a donation to Goonj.
Google has put out a consolidated and pin-dropped map of Kerala where you can find shelters, relief operations, food and water, jeep rescues, pick up and drop-off points for relief materials, volunteers, medicines and essentials etc.
PayTM has promised users that it will match their contribution rupee for rupee. If a user contributes ₹100, PayTM will also contribute ₹100 to the CMDRF. Open the PayTM app and tap on the Kerala Floods icon on the homepage, and contribute through this.
• Person Finder
If you are looking for someone or have information about someone stranded in Kerala, you can use the Google Person Finder, which crowd sources information.
• State government’s rescue site
An initiative by the Kerala state government, the Kerala state IT mission and IEEE Kerala section, keralarescue.in is a one-stop resource for those looking to contribute, request for help, register as a volunteer, NGO or company, receive contact information for rescue operations and collection centers, and find out the locations of relief camps.