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I am fundraising to help get food to the flood affected in chennai

Tamil Nadu is seeing some of the worst rainfall and subsequent floods in over a 100 years. The amount of damage caused was unprecedented. Roads have caved in, and traffic has come to a halt. There is incessant waterlogging, which is hampering relief operations. Over 200 people have died, and several thousands are stranded. Rivers have overflown, and spilled on to the roads, which have been reduced to stretches of potholes. There is no food, or electricity. Chennai has come to a standstill. And it needs all the help it can get.

We are trying to get quality food and other essentials to those stranded in Chennai because of floods.
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Photo courtesy- Dna

Here's what I plan to do with the funds:

> Coordinating with kolapasi, for food delivery.

Kolapasi is a chain of food retail outlets based in Chennai. They have been distributing food boxes to people stranded in Chennai. Rs 90,000 will be used to distribute 6000 food packets to people affected by the floods.

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Photo courtesy- Kolapasi

>Funding essential medicines through my friends in chennai.

Being a doctor, I realise the importance of having essential medical care available for people affected. I am reaching out to my colleagues and friends to procure medicines needed at this time.

> Supporting other organisations in Chennai who are in the middle of relief efforts.

A number of credible NGOs/organisations in chennai who are doing amazing work on the ground, helping people in distress. We are trying to support their efforts.

We have reached the target and the funds that are coming in now will be used to support credible organisations in their relief efforts.

We'll keep you updated about how the funds are utilized. All the organizations that we're trying to partner with this initiative are found to be credible with a lage network of supporters. This way we can track the impact of your contributions and can also keep you posted on the same.

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28th December 2016
Dear supporter,

It was during the same time last year that Tamil Nadu faced the worst rains. The timely supported extended by individuals like you saved many from going without food and shelter. We can’t thank you enough for your support. We have put together a month-wise update of the rehabilitation efforts in the past few months. Here’s an update for the last 3+ months.

Here's an update for the month of August to November 2016

August 2016

Major Activity- The 'Reverse Osmosis Processed Water' Plant in Murichambedu village in Ponneri Taluk was inaugurated. 

The village is 20 km from the ocean and the groundwater has high salt content and is not suitable for consumption. The floods made it worse last year but now with the RO plant in their village, families have access to clean drinking water. 

Good news is this progress has brought some attention to the village from the officials who have promised to take care of the installation in the nearby villages. 

September- November 2016

Major activities- Painting, roofing and tables for the schools damaged in the floods

Schools in Vanipakkam, Murichambedu, Aladu, Akkarapakkam, Vembedu villages in Ponneri Taluk, Thiruvallur district, were affected by the rains last year. Roofs of the school buildings, benches and desks were damaged. Few of these schools observed lack of adequate attendance and in the rest of the schools, the students found it difficult to continue without adequate classroom resources.

Funds were utilised to repair the roof, benches and paint these schools. Below are the images taken during the painting and repair of these schools

Vanipakkam School


Aladu elementary school

Murichambedu school


Invoices for every transfer of funds made towards relief and rehabilitation efforts are shared here

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