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Rebuild Pushpavanam after Cyclone Gaja

Cyclone Gaja has immensely affected the delta region of Tamil Nadu, India robbing thousands of people of their beloved homes, trees and animals. Pushpavanam - my paternal village in the Nagapattinam district - is one among the many villages where the destruction has been severe.
With a population of about 6000 people, the village housed thousands of mango and coconut trees - nourished and grown over the last couple of decades - that served as the primary (in many cases, the ONLY) source of income and contributed to life’s savings for a large section of the population. Most families in the area live in thatched roofed homes which have been completely annihilated by the cyclone, and cattle stock raised by the people have been lost to the storm in a matter of few hours. The families are left with no shelter and no source of income for the future. There has been no electricity for the past one week and families whose thatched roofed homes got destroyed are currently seeking shelter elsewhere.

My family and I (Anuradha Dhanasekaran, Aarthi Raveendran, Arpita Raveendran , Sadhana Sivadasan) have so many fond memories of our summers in Pushpavanam amidst the pristine greenery. Those of you who know us well will know how much the village means to us and it is difficult to see it in its current desolate state. This is a sincere request to contribute whatever you can to help provide basic necessities to affected families and take a step towards rebuilding the village.

The funds collected will be used for the following :
1. Immediate needs : Food, groceries, blankets, candles and other relief materials
2. Clearing up the trees and debris from the farms.
3. Rebuilding thatched roof homes.
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12th December 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support/ 2 Bedsheets and one tarpaulin sheet have also been bought for 400 families with your support.

Thank you!
 
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support/ 2 Bedsheets and one tarpaulin sheet have also been bought for 400 families with your support.

Thank you!
 
30th November 2018
Dear Supporters

So far we have bought 1 kg rice, 1 kg dal, 1/2 kg tea and milk powder and 2 sleeping mats for each of the 400 families. We have also bought 100 tarpaulin sheets to distribute to the victims whose houses have been destroyed. Thank you once again for your contribution. We are in the process of buying more supplies. We will keep you updated.

Thanks.
Dear Supporters

So far we have bought 1 kg rice, 1 kg dal, 1/2 kg tea and milk powder and 2 sleeping mats for each of the 400 families. We have also bought 100 tarpaulin sheets to distribute to the victims whose houses have been destroyed. Thank you once again for your contribution. We are in the process of buying more supplies. We will keep you updated.

Thanks.
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Rs.125,001 raised

Goal: Rs.1,000,000

Beneficiary: Anuradha info_outline

Supporters (20)

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RG donated Rs.20,000

Excellent da Sanjuma. Way to go. Helping people in need is the right thing to do

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Anonymous donated Rs.1,001
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Muthulakshmi donated Rs.1,000

Pls accept it

Mb
Muthulakshmi donated Rs.2,500

Please accept our small contribution.we realized.

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Anonymous donated $50
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Deepak donated $100

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