At this point of time over 200 people have been reported dead due to the floods in Chennai. 18 of these people were patients in hospitals on ventilators. When the water cut off power supply these patients were left helpless. It is important to remember that 200 is only the intial death toll, and if past disasters have taught us anything, it is that intial death tolls are always severly unerestimated.
Those who were lucky enough to survive have been cut off from the outside world through a combination of flooded roads, airports and disabled communications. The stagnant water has provided a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Further, the water is not pure rain water, it is mixed with sewage. This has left the inhabitants of Chennai threatened by numerous serious disaseas. If this wasn't enough residents lack food, water and shelter. As global citizens it our duty to make sure that our fellow human beings do not suffer like this. Even if we cannot go to Chennai ourselves and help them, we can donate our money, even a little bit to aid those who can. It is the least we can do to aid those in need. If you are unable to donate money, please spread awareness of the flood so that others may donate. So please spread the word and donate. Here is a list of items or resources your funds could buy:
- INR 59 Even a small donation can make a difference!! This will buy mosquito repellent.
- INR 170 can provide 1 blanket for a family in need
- INR 200 can feed a meal to a starving family
- INR 200 can buy a much needed mosquito net
- INR 900 will buy tarpaulin for a family
- INR 1500 could provide enough blankets for a family of 4
- INR 2500 can provide clothing for a family
Higher donations of money are greatly appreciated but every penny makes a difference. Due to limitations imposed by this website we can only accept donations of values greater than INR 100 or $5. The people of Chennai are in dire need of shelter, food and clothing, lets help give that to them. Funds raised from this campaign will be donated to organizations such as Goonj to facilitate the best use of this money. Please spread the word about this campaign if you are unable to donate money, it would be greatly appreciated.