TAMILNADU – FLOOD RELIEF FUND RAISING (Chennai, Cuddalore & Other districts)
Historical rains for the past few days have collapsed Chennai and a few districts of Tamil Nadu. Highest rainfall totals in the past 100 years of record keeping devastated Chennai with a population of 6 crore people and adjoining districts like Cuddalore. The rivers are flowing full and at many spots the flood is flowing over the bridges. Lakes are filled up more than the capacity and are spilling over submerging most of the residential areas and many landmarks. Chennai has been isolated from other parts as electricity, transportation and communication systems have collapsed. People have lost shelters and belongings and it may take months for recovering from the losses. Immediate rescue has been kicked off on war-footings by Government based disaster recovery teams and local bodies. In addition to Prayers for things to get better, we are obliged to generate financial assistance to support both short time rescue and long term rescue efforts.
Minnesota Tamil Sangam & Tamil School is pledging $1500 as an initial fund. Please use the Donate button above to add in your contribution. We are focusing on releasing funds to as many organizations who are helping on the ground now. We will continue to distribute the funds to the immediate needs and long term recovery.