Dear TEAM Members:
Weeks of torrential rain in south India have left thousands of people stranded on streets facing an uncertain future. It affected the Coromandel Coast region of the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, and the union territory of Puducherry with the city of Chennai particularly hard-hit. 289 people have died so far and over 1.8 million people have been affected. (Source: Wikipedia). Cuddalore and surroundings is also hard-hit in addition to Chennai and Puducherry.
On behalf of IndiaTEAM we offer deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones. Like how we stand for better education WE as a TEAM should also stand and help in emergencies like this. Let’s act fast and do as much as we could to help the remaining survivors to bring back on track.
Here are some informational links and the suggestions for donations. Please do share this with your friends and family.
Do you know someone need Help or are you (aware of someone) offering to Help?
Please click here to ask or offer.
IndiaTEAM joining hands with Bay Area Tamil Mandram who have taken a lead on the fundraise for Chennai, Puducherry and Cuddalore. BATM team is directly working with the relief organizations in India. Together we can help those in need.
BATM has already dispatched an initial fund of $7500 to help people in 5 colonies (slums) in Chennai. This will feed and rescue 1500 families there. We are keeping accounting of funds received, sent and how it is being sent. Soon, we will publish the details to everyone (Source: BATM).
IndiaTEAM’s volunteers are personally in touch with BATM friends to make sure the funds raised are reaching the needed people on-time without much overhead. Please provide your support.
To donate for this effort thru BATM, go to http://tinyurl.com/huxwkgz
Tamil Manram is 501-c(3) Tax Exempt non-profit organization, TAX ID 61-1652739. Please check with your employer for donation matching.
Google Crisis Response Page: http://google.org/crisisresponse/2015-chennai-flooding
Lets help chennai to get back on it’s feet:
We highly recommend following up this facebook page which aims to get chennai back on it’s feet. In short, here are the plan of action from the volunteers of this group.
Let’s do our best and to get lives in Chennai, Puducherry and Cuddalore and surroundings to get back on track.