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Extend your help for people affected in chennai flood

A very good friend of mine, Sriram Ponnusamy, the founder of Dhaya Social Welfare Trust, Bengaluru, and few other volunteers are trying to help people in chennai affected by the recent downpour. I am creating this campaign to help him with the relief activities. I have copied his words from the facebook post that he made recently:

Friends, Need your help for Chennai Flood Relief:

As I write this, it has been one full day spent without being able to get in touch with my family but I’m confident that they are safe. This confidence partly comes from the fact that there are so many good souls putting up a compassionate effort out there. That thought made me pitch in to do my bit to bring down the sufferings of people, in any possible manner I could. However small it is going to be, it is definitely better than just "Praying for Chennai" from here.

To start with, the following are the much required items in need as identified by Vazhai(the NGO I’ve been volunteering with) after talking to people doing relief work on the field. Vazhai’s volunteers are also planning to travel from Bangalore to Cuddalore/Chennai on Friday with a container truck full of these items.

1. Ready to eat food items like Rusk, biscuits, dryfruits, bread, jam etc..
2. Blankets
3. Plastic mats to sleep on
4. Mosquito coils
5. Battery lights
6. Sanitary Napkins

I’m trying to raise funds to buy these items and distribute them through different volunteer groups I know of. It would be great help if people could contribute for this cause. NGOs need to have FCRA license to accept international funds and Dhaya trust does not yet have this license. In order to accept the donations from our friends in US, this campaign's fund will be directly deposited to my personal account. If you wish to donate in kind, please call Sriram Ponnusamy at +917829818257. This is a genuine effort and needs the support of people like you.


About Dhaya

Dhaya is a registered Indian NGO established in 2012. Dhaya supports under-privileged students in their college education. Dhaya also runs various education-related projects in Bengaluru. Sriram has also been working with various NGOs in Bengaluru and Chennai for the past 6-7 years. Dhaya is primarily supported by close-knit friends and volunteers to contribute constructively for a better future. As this is a volunteer-driven organization, we assure that 100% of your donations will go directly towards the cause.

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12th December 2015
Sriram Ponnusamy, founder of Dhaya Social Welfare Trust, has posted his experiences and some updates on the Chennai relief work as a facebook post -  
7th December 2015
We have only crossed half the bridge in bringing back affected regions to normalcy. Although we are ending this campaign, relief and rehabilitation works will be continuing with the funds that we have raised together. We want to provide additional information on how you can still contribute. There are numerous campaigns and NGOs that could use your donations however small they may be for rehabilitation purposes. Here are few of the verified NGOs that could use your help:

1. Bhumi

2. Chennai Flood Relief:

Donation link:
IRS Tax ID: #26-1983198
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Contribution through the following campaigns can be matched by employers 

3. AID India
4. GlobalGiving:

5. Sewa international 

We, nevertheless, will be posting updates on how the flood relief is being executed on the ground and also on how any remaining funds would be used for rehabilitation for the flooded areas in Tamil Nadu. We can't thank each one of you enough in contributing to this campaign. Let's bring back the community back to its full strength and make it even stronger.

6th December 2015
Relief materials were distributed in Puliyur, Paakam and few other areas near Koyambedu on Dec 6.

Puliyur near TiruvallurPuliyur near Tiruvallur

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