Kerala Needs Your Help: Helpline Numbers, Donation Centres, Fundraiser Events and More Information
Kerala is facing its worst floods since 1924, and needs your help. No amount or donation is too small. All details you need, below.
If you'd like to donate towards the relief efforts:
Through the official Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund website:
Through NEFT / IMPS bank transfer:
Bank: State Bank of India
Account Number: 67319948232
Branch: City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram,
Items most needed:
- Ladies & gents' undergarments
- Baby diapers
- Baby foods
- Sleeping mats
- Cotton blankets
- Bed sheets & pillows
- Sanitary napkins
- Cleaning items
- Nighties, shorts
- T-shirts and churidars
You can also donate:
Ready-to-eat foods, Oats, Bread & Jam, Energy bars/Protein bars/Cereal bars, 2-Minute Noodles (Maggi, Top Ramen, Waiwai), Milk tetra-packs, Milk powders, Tea powders, Sugar, Salt, Canned Food, Cerelac, Pediasure, Kerosene stoves, Sleeping mats (paya), Blankets and bedsheets, Candles and matchboxes, Odomos.
You can donate through several e-comm companies and apps
- Crowdfunding platform Ketto has set up a fundraiser that donates directly to the CM's relief fund.
- Through the Paytm app & website, you can donate directly - and Paytm will match donations up to 1 crore.
- You can donate through Amazon - who have compiled all the items that those affected by the floods will need.
- Through Zomato, you can donate food to the victims. This is in association with Akshaya Patra.
- Through the Flipkart app (Android | iOS), you can donate to the NGO, Goonj.
- BigBasket has tied up with Goonj - you can buy a simple package of rice, sugar & dal for ₹146.
Collection centers in various cities
If you're struck by the floods, please reach out to these emergency helpline numbers:
Please call these numbers for emergency aid and rescue. Please call only one number and share your situation. The rescuers and volunteers will be contacted and followed up with till you're safely evacuated.
Kerala Floods District Control Room Numbers:
- Idukki : 0486 2233111, 9061566111, 9383463036
- Ernakulam : 0484 2423513, 7902200300, 7902200400
- Thrissur : 0487 2362424, 9447074424
- Palakkad : 0491 2505309, 2505209, 2505566
- Malappuram : 0483 2736320, 0483 2736326
- Kozhikode : 0495 2371002
- Kannur : 0497 2713266, 0497 2700645, 8547616034
- Wayanad : 04936 204151,9207985027
- Thiruvananthpuram: 0474 2794002
- Kottayam : 0481 2562201
- Alappuzha : 0477 2239630
And importantly, be aware of news sources: There's a lot of panic, fake information and rumours doing the rounds at this time. The Chief Minister's Office and Anbodu Kochi (who is on-ground, handling relief operations) are legitimate sources for information: Along with what is now needed for donations, new centers, etc.
There are several events happening across India to help raise funds for Kerala. Keep watching this page as new events get added regularly.
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