We are a team of friends from various places coordinating relief work for Chennai , Tiruvallur Districts in Tamil Nadu. In the past two weeks my home state of Tamil Nadu has been beaten down on by torrential rains and this has resulted in some of the worst flooding they have seen in almost a decade. My home city, Chennai is reeling under this disaster and is partially submerged in many areas where my family and friends live. They say they haven't had rains and floods like this in 100 years. The city is at a stand still.
There are many slum community that lives on the banks of the Coovum River, Adyar River in Chennai. The river is really a large open sewage system. Despite their poverty, the people of this community are some of the most loving and giving people I have ever met. Because of the floods they have lost about 100 homes and all their belongings.
Here are a list of needs they are asking for:
100 Bedsheets(Rs.150 each) total Rs.15000
170 Bath Soap big size(2/family) Rs.5200
100 Sugar(1 Kg) Rs.3600
100 Tooth Paste(100gm) Rs.4200
100 Hair Oil(100 ml) Rs.3400
Rice-5Kg total 500 Kilo Rs.20000
100 Cooking Oil-1 Litre Rs. 6000
100 Cooking Materials Rs.10000
100 Bread and Butter(set) Rs.7000
40 Pkts. Sanitary Napkins Rs.12000
50 Pkts. Diapers for infants Rs.27,500
Medical Emergency Fund - Rs 20,000
This totals to about 1,33,900 Rupees which is roughly 2231$. Our heart is to be able to help them with any immediate needs. We promise each one of you that your funds will be used exclusively for these causes and not for any of our personal expenses. Our heart is for the people and to able to give them as much as possible. We are so incredibly thankful and blessed that the Lord has placed us in a commmunity that has a heart to give and serve and we only want to reflect that love across the nations.
Thank you all very much.