The Kerala Club of Detroit, Michigan is conducting a
fundraiser with a goal of collecting $50,000 to the victims of the Kerala Floods. The Kerala Club of Detroit will match 20% (upto $10,000) as part of this fundraiser. Matching funds will be coming from the proceeds of the Musical Show that was conducted by Kerala Club earlier this year.
The Kerala Club will be working with affected district authorities across the state to distribute the funds.
The 2018 catastrophic floods is a result of unusually severe Southwest monsoon that lashed the state for several days. As of Aug 17, 2018, 327 people have been killed and around 80,000 displaced according to Indian officials due heavy monsoons, landslides and overflowing reservoirs. Over 314,000 people, including women, toddlers and senior citizens have been lodged in various relief camps across 14 districts in the state.
Kerala is called God's Own Country for its natural landscape and pristine scenery. Today Kerala requires all the help it can get to overcome this devastating floods considered the worst in 100 years.
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MI India Foundation and MiBihar is partnering with us in the fund raiser and have committed their help.
The Kerala Club's goal is to help those affected by disaster directly and immediately. We are working with NGO's and local contacts to help those in need. Listed below are all the projects we have done as part of the relief effort. Click through each of them for more detail of the effort.
The Kerala Club of Detroit and its members currently in Kerala partnered with the NGO - Rotary Club to hand over the most essential clothes items that were requested by the NGO for the flood victims currently residing in the relief camps in the east Kottayam district - ravaged by the flood waters from rain and the outflow from the dams and reservoirs.
Rotary Club members and the flood victims wanted to convey their sincere thanks to all the generous contributors to the Kerala-Floods-Relief-Fundraiser without which such help would not have been possible on a short notice.