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Help 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 maternal 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.

My cousins and I 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 for us 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 will be directed through my family members in Pushpavanam, and will be used for the following :
1. Immediate needs : Food, groceries, blankets and other relief materials
2. Clearing up the trees and debris from the farms
3. Rebuilding thatched roof homes

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5th January 2019
Thank you so much for your contribution. They continue to be of help in clearing out the fallen trees and other debris from fields and farms in the village. 
Thank you so much for your contribution. They continue to be of help in clearing out the fallen trees and other debris from fields and farms in the village. 
12th December 2018
Dear Supporters

The funds will be transferred to our friend Vijayalakshmi, who helped with buying the items and transporting them to Pushpavanam

Thank You
Dear Supporters

The funds will be transferred to our friend Vijayalakshmi, who helped with buying the items and transporting them to Pushpavanam

Thank You
5th December 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. From the funds we raised, we bought the following items for each family.

100 Tarpaulins - to prevent water leakage in huts
Towels
Bed sheets
Mats
5 kg Rice
1 kg Dal
1 kg Sugar
Tea powder
Milk powder

We were able to help 450 families who suffered terrible losses due to the cyclone.

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. From the funds we raised, we bought the following items for each family.

100 Tarpaulins - to prevent water leakage in huts
Towels
Bed sheets
Mats
5 kg Rice
1 kg Dal
1 kg Sugar
Tea powder
Milk powder

We were able to help 450 families who suffered terrible losses due to the cyclone.

Thank you!
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Rs.180,550 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

Beneficiary: Arpita Raveendran info_outline

Supporters (21)

FK
From donated Rs.10,000
A
Anonymous donated $100

Sorry for the delay. Hope this helps and thank you for doing such a selfless thing.

A
Anonymous donated $50
CG
Chaitanya donated $50
PC
Prof donated Rs.5,000
A
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000