India is reeling under severe pain as the death toll in Kerala reaches 138 due to flood. The god’s own country has been facing incessant rains since August 8 which has led to the devastation of so many lives and properties in the state.
Life has come to a standstill in flood-hit Kerala owing to a series of landslides and overflowing rivers. According to various reports, around two lakh people have been shifted to 1,165 relief camps across the state. The calamity is described as the worst disaster that the coastal state has faced causing immense disruption to the lives of its citizens.
Brands like Vodafone, in an attempt to provide help and assistance to the affected people have enabled it’s customers in Kerala to remain connected in this hour of dire need, on an immediate basis. The telecom major offers a ‘Talk Time’ credit of up to Rs. 30 to all Vodafone prepaid mobile customers. To activate this Chota credit, Vodafone prepaid customers can SMS ‘CREDIT’ to 144 or dial *130*1#. Additionally, 1 GB of mobile data is being auto credited free of cost to all Vodafone prepaid smart-phone users in Kerala. Meanwhile, Amazon and Paytm have tied up with various NGOs working to reach out to the needy with basic amenities.
While we are aware that everyone is involved into doing his/her bit for those in need, here we curate for you a list of helplines through which you extend a helping hand to the crisis-filled state.1.
Here's how you can help those affected by the unprecedented floods in Kerala. Now you can make donations online to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund through the site, https://t.co/OFHTHlZ9by #KeralaFloods #StandWithKerala. pic.twitter.com/XNlBKqdCUT
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 14, 2018
Saving their lives was our priority. Now it is our duty to help them rebuild it. Contribute generously to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. #KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief pic.twitter.com/eNHjyENt8d
— CMO Kerala (@CMOKerala) August 11, 2018
3. Collector of Kannur listed down a few necessities on his Facebook post
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As citizens of the country, take a pledge to utilise these helplines and co-ordinates to its fullest helping those stranded in Kerala. Spread awareness about these initiatives by using hashtags #KeralaFloods, #HelpKerala #RescueKerala, #KeralaSoS on social media.
Dear friends in Bengaluru
Few more drop off location for #KeralaFloodRelief in Bengaluru.
— Kamran Shahid (@iKamranShahid) August 17, 2018
— Bobins Abraham (@BobinsAbraham) August 17, 2018
— Dinesh K (@dinesh_rajini) August 16, 2018
Also, if you know of any reliable groups that can be added to this list, do let us know in the comments section or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A life awaits you…