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How Can You Donate Through Various E-commerce Portals to Help the Victims: Kerala Floods

Nothing can beat the atrocities of nature as it has the supreme power to elevate as well as deplete the status of human lives. Kerala, which is currently affected by the torrential rains, is facing the worst and the situation is really, really grave. Declared as “severe calamity”, Kerala floods have rendered lakhs of people homeless and are forced to stay in the relief camps, without proper food, clothing, potable water, and other basic amenities. In fact, this is the worst situation faced by Kerala in a century. According to the reports, 350 people have already lost their lives in a fortnight and 82,400 people have been rescued from the high alert areas like Pandanad, Aranmula, Chengannur, Aluva, Kuttanad, Chalakkudi, and others. Besides, 11 out of the 14 districts of the state have received orange weather alert.

Impacts of Kerala Floods 

As a result of the Kerala floods, the water treatment plants have ceased to operate, which has restricted the supply of potable water. On the other hand, the availability of food has also become scarce and 80% of the state has no power. The fourth busiest airport in the world, Cochin International Airport has suspended every incoming and outgoing flight. Also, the metro, railway, and other communication services have been stopped. 

Rescue and Relief Funds

The central forces have sent 52 rescue teams that include Indian Navy and Indian Army. The teams, in conjugation with the civilian administration, are working tirelessly to accomplish the rescue mission. 5 of the relief funds have offered monetary support to the state that will help revive the present scenario.  

But the situation demands much, much more and every little help would count. People who want to donate often do not know how and where to contribute.  In these dire times, e-commerce portals have stepped forward…

Here’s How Can You Donate Through Various E-commerce Portals to Help the Victims:

In order to make the donation easier for you, various e-commerce portals have stretched their helping hands.

Donation through MobiKwik

MobiKwik is running campaigns on various social media platforms. In fact, the largest company that deals with the digital finance has decided to donate Rs. 5 against every donation made through the application to the CMDRF or the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. You can seamlessly donate through this platform by downloading the app from the Play store and creating a UPI ID. 

Donation through Amazon India

Not only money, Amazon India is requesting you to donate basic items to the NGOs that are working to sending the same to the flood victims. The home page of the e-commerce giant lists three NGOs; Goonj, World Vision India, and Oxfam. These NGOs have listed a few items in the wishlist that can be selected and added to cart. Select the gift registry address and complete the payment procedure to send those items to the affected people. 

Donate through PayTm

Once you open the app, an option in the name of Kerala flood is visible. Once you click on that, you will be free to choose from the options of Kerala CM’s Distress Relief Fund and Karnataka CM Relief Fund Natural Calamity 2018(Kodagu). You can add the desired amount and donate to the selected fund through your account, credit card, debit card, UPI, PayTm wallet, and internet banking. 

Donate through Truecaller

Truecaller has also enabled the option to donate to the CM Relief Fund either through UPI or internet banking. 

Other Platforms

You can donate clothes, candles, matchsticks, sanitary pads, water, food, and other items to the various NGOs that are working across the country. Also, Milaap, Ketto, and other non-profit organizations are working to offer relief to the distressed people in Kerala. 

It’s time we do our bit…Let’s join hands and help people rebuild their lives from Kerala floods!

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