A group of us at Ann Arbor, Michigan have gotten together to raise funds for flood relief in our hometown, Chennai.

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6th December 2015
Hi all, your support has been wonderful! We have teamed up with Janani Viswanathan and her AMAZING team and network with ground operations in Chennai, distributing food packets, blankets, basic medicines, milk, drinking water and other essentials. Please do keep spreading the word and help us help those affected by the Chennai floods! 


As you may have heard,  the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India has been affected badly because of severe flooding from the highest rainfall it has seen in 114 years. Chennai is 4th largest metropolitan city with over 4.3 million people. Over 20% of the Indians from our Ross class call this our hometown - with direct or extended families still living there (you might know some of us – Ashwin, Sriram, Archit, Aswin, Sruthi, Mrinalini, Harsha, Preetha, Sneha).

Chennai has been declared a disaster zone and the Army, Navy teams have been brought in for rescue operations. Thousands of people have been evacuated and require immediate food, drinking water and medical supplies. The low lying areas and many homes have been completely submerged, leaving people stranded on the rooftops/ terraces without enough food, water, electricity or medical supplies. So far, we have lost over 250 people to the calamity. 

Here is where we need your help.

The victims of Chennai need essentials such as food, drinking water, and medical supplies. Your donation can help them get these items. We have been routing funds and working with  Janani Viswanathan and her AMAZING team and network with ground operations in Chennai, distributing food packets, blankets, basic medicines, milk, drinking water and other essentials.


Please click on this link on the top right 'Make Payment" to make a donation! We will update everyone with how much we have raised. 

Thanks in advance for your immense support and please spread the word!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:

Sneha Venkatachalam – snehav@umich.edu

Preetha Lakshminarayanan – lpreetha@umich.edu

Janani Viswanathan - jananiviswanathan09@gmail.com 

 

More news articles can also be found on these websites:

(1)    Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2015/12/03/chennai-floods-death-toll-rises-modi-surveys-damage/

(2)    New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/world/asia/india-floods-threaten-southern-state.html?_r=0

(3)    BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34992000?OCID=fbasia&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

(4)    Times of India: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/With-Chennai-marooned-naval-base-to-act-as-civilian-airport/articleshow/50016359.cms



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