Following a prolonged period of drought, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have been ravaged by floods triggered by torrential rain over the past few days. Around 250 people have died and about 2.5 million have been rendered homeless.
Mallika, who reads Blogpourri and often leaves some lovely and thoughtful comments, suggested putting up some information - for those interesting in helping - about aid organizations accepting donations toward flood relief and she provided the following details.
If you live in the United States and would like to help, you can donate online at http://www.aidindia.org/.
If you live in Bangalore (donations could be in cash or in the form of items such as groceries, blankets, medicine), these organizations and contact numbers may be useful:
Specifically, the contacts are:
1. Community Health Cell, 85/2, Ist Main, Maruthi Nagara, Madiwala, Bengaluru – 560068 (Contact Persons: Pushpa 9449070223)
2. Janarogya Andolana Karnataka C/o CHC, Madiwala (Contact: Obalesh - 9740524128)
3. Headstreams (contact: Naveen Thomas 9342858056, 080-25200318)
4. Association for India’s Development (AID India) (Contact: Guru – 9845294184; Prasanna – 9916937280
As with all things internet-based, please verify the information and proceed only if you are absolutely comfortable doing so.
Thank you, Mallika!