The flood situation in Kerala continues to be grim as the death toll steadily rises. A red alert has been sounded in all 14 districts and more than 1.5 lakh people have been lodged in relief camps across the state.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called for help to rebuild the lives of people in the state. “At this of point of time, nothing can help as much as money,” Vijayan said earlier this week.
Here’s how you can help
*Those who wish to send essential services like mattress, toiletries, medicines, food grains, furniture, clothes can contact the emergency operations centre at the district Collectorates. The toll-free number is 1077.
*Financial assistance can be provided using the CM’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). The donations are exempted from income tax as well as Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010. A contribution can be made directly by going to donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in
*In case you plan to send to mail a cheque/DD, you can address it to :
The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer,
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund,
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001
*If you choose to donate online, account details are as follows:
Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donee: CMDRF
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