Incessant rains have been playing havoc in Chennai, and it has already caused huge loss of lives and property. Large no. of people in Chennai have joined hands to help and support the affected people. With such a tragic picture of Chennai appearing, I am sure many of you must be wondering how to help in the cause being away from Chennai. So here is a quick compilation of a few effective ways in which you can help:
1) Donation to Bhoomika trust:- They are actively involved in relief work, and I am sure the money donated will be put to good use for the benefit of affected people. They are associated with one of largest facebook group involved in relief efforts.
Transfer Detail:– A/c no: 006010100609760 , Bank: Axis Bank , IFSC Code: UTIB0000006, MICR Code: 600211002
Online contributions in INR can be made through www.truegiftsindia.org too.
2) Donation to V trust:- “Rang De Basanti” fame actor Siddharth, has tweeted about this on twitter. He is one of the rare person from entertainment industry who has been personally involved in managing relief works and has invested great deal of his resources in the relief work. Coming from him, this organisation must be very genuine, and rest assured, the money will be put to good use immediately.
Transfer Detail:- A/c Name: V Trust, A/C NO: 533102010503421, Bank: UNION BANK OF INDIA, IFSC CODE: UBIN0553310
4) Donation to India Cares Foundation:- They are an NGO aggregator organistion , and currently undertaking relief work through their representatives in Chennai. Donations to them can be made directly from their donation page, or to their Bank through NEFT as well:- A/C Savings: 64035610487 Bank: State Bank of Mysore , IFSC: SBMY0040190
Donation of Relief Materials
If you are not comfortable with donation of money, you can donate relief materials as well. You can simply order relief materials online and can have them delivered at relevant places in Chennai.
Here are a few things that are needed and can be ordered online from several Chennai based stores:-
- Tetra pack of Milk
- Bread and Buns
- Raincoats and Umbrellas
- Sanitary pads and diapers
- Bedsheets and Blankets
- General medicines
- Fully Charged Power Banks
If you are not sure where to order them from, here are a few Chennai based online shopping portals:-
www.maligakadai.com , www.thestore.in , www.chennaihypermarket.com , www.localfresh.in , www.easypurchase.in , www.grocyshop.com , www.orderrabbit.in , www.fruitsandveg.in , www.mygroceryneeds.com , www.chennaibasket.com
There may be several collection points in Chennai, but the one which is well known and trustworthy is Big Fm office in Nungambakkam. Their RJ Balaji, has been closely managing and monitoring the relief efforts along with Actor Siddharth. The Big Fm Officer remains open to any donation of relief materials and they have their resources in place to deliver the relief materials to the needy people. So the ordered materials can be addressed to the Big Fm office address.
Big Fm Office Address to be used for delivery:-
RJ Balaji, Big Fm, 152/153 Azam arcade, Dominos building, Kodambakkam high road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034 Ph:- 044-39183619
Before placing the online Order, you may call the representatives of the Office and convey the detail regarding purpose of materials’ delivery.
That’s all for now. We may keep updating this list. In case you know of any more ways to help the people of Chennai, please drop a message/comment, and we will add them to the list. Let’s hope this gets over soon without much damage.