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#KeralaNeedsYou: Here's how you can help the flood victims

18 Aug 2018 | By Shalini Ojha
Kerala needs you, here's how you can help

The worst floods in a century have crippled Kerala, misplaced thousands, killed hundreds, and devastated homes. During this time of deluge, God's own country and its people need you.

Though the Centre and other states have announced relief aid, that won't be enough. It will take months for Kerala to recover from this calamity.

Your contribution can change someone's lives. Here's how.

In context: Kerala needs you, here's how you can help

18 Aug 2018#KeralaNeedsYou: Here's how you can help the flood victims

CM relief fundThe details for money transfer here

You can make online donations on www.donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in, by simply following the instructions on the dedicated website.

You can also transfer money in banks to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Funds. The SBI account number is 67319948232 and IFSC Code is SBIN0070028. The branch is City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram and PAN number is AAAGD0584M.

The donations are 100% tax exempt.

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You can contribute through Paytm. The app has an icon which makes contributing easy. Reportedly, the company has collected Rs. 3 crore, which will be sent to CM relief-fund.

Alternatively, you can login to Amazon, select the NGOs you would like to make a donation to, add items in cart, and pay.

You may purchase an 'essential kit' from BigBasket for Rs. 146.

Every penny counts!

CrowdfundingCrowdfunding websites have made contributing much easier

Milaap, a crowdfunding has dedicated a page for Kerala. At the time of press, they raised Rs. 23.09 lakh.

Similarly, Ketto has also set up a page and has raised Rs. 33.5 lakh.

Goonj, which works for disaster relief, has also urged people to support. You can simply donate here- https://bit.ly/2MLSIwS.

They are also working to provide essentials to the victims.

Not only money, Kerala needs other essentials too. Details here

Collection centersDo your bit by sending essentials to collection centers

The Bengaluru FC has set up a Facebook page underlying the essentials Kerala needs. You can visit it here: https://bit.ly/2PkWxLt

If you are in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai or Bengaluru, you can contribute items at these collection centers: https://bit.ly/2vSCWda

There are also collection centres in Delhi, where you can visit to do your bit.

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Stay alert on social media to save a life

It is also advisable to stay alert on social media as many victims are using it to reveal their location and seek help. On Twitter, hashtags like #DoforKerala, #KeralaFloods and #StandWithKerala will keep you updated with the news. Sharing pleas can save a life.