Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Donating Toward Flood Relief in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

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:


http://www.sochara.org/

http://www.headstreams.org/


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!

8 comments:

Mallika said...

Thanks for the lovely post and getting the info out, if readers are interested in additional efforts, I created a Facebook group called "Andhra & Karnataka flood relief". Everyone is welcome to join, share or take away ideas:)

-Mallika

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Thank you, Sujatha, for bringing this situation to my attention. Never ceases to amaze me what I miss in my search for world news. Thinking that having to search poses its own problem.

Sylvia K said...

Thank you so much for the information, Sujatha, I will certainly do all that I can to help.
If it is all right I will post this same info on my blog.

Sylvia

www.GiveIndia.org said...

One more way to date is through GiveIndia to any one our local partner NGOs working on the ground to help those affected by the floods.

Tax benefits for donors in India, US and UK and an instant receipt via email.

http://www.giveindia.org/t-india-flood-relief.aspx

You can use credit card, cheque or netbanking to complete your transaction.

Every little bit helps!! Donate today!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You are so terrific!! What a wonderful idea!!! ~Janine XO

Sujatha said...

Thanks to you, Mallika! I'll check out the Facebook page.

Julie, it does, doesn't it.

Sylvia, thank you so much for putting this up on your blog and for your generosity.

Janine, thank you, but the credit goes to Mallika. I hope you are feeling good today. :)

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Mallika said...

Sujatha,

Since you live in D.C., thought I should forward you this:

Event: Halloween and Fundraising Event for India Floods
What: Fundraiser
Start Time: Thursday, October 29 at 5:30pm
End Time: Friday, October 30 at 2:00am
Where: Dahlak, 1771 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=153937849271&mid=141a661G2beca1efG2d90bf7G7

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