New Delhi: Disaster Relief NGO Rapid Response has partnered up with Ketto, a crowdfunding platform, to raise Rs 6 lakh funds for the flood affected communities in Kerala.
The amount will be used by Rapid Response for providing disaster relief and rehabilitation services to the flood victims, the NGO said in a statement.
The funds raised here will be used to distribute 10,000 food packets, 2,000 milk and biscuits kit and conduct five medical camps in the worst affected areas of Kerala, it added.
Kerala is reeling under the worst floods in 50 years. The floods have paralyzed normal life of millions of people. Lakhs of people have been affected and thousands of victims are in desperate need of relief supplies.
Rapid Response’s Team are on the ground, providing food and medical assistance to the affected people.
Through this campaign, the NGO said people are requested to come forward and contribute money which will be used to distribute food packets, dry ration, blankets and tarpaulin sheets in the worst affected areas.
For this, the individuals/corporates’ who wish to donate towards the cause will have to do the cause directly by going to the campaign link on the website and clicking on the “Donate Now” button.
All donations to Rapid Response are 50 per cent tax exempt under sec 80G of the Income Tax law.
Rapid Response’s spokesperson said, “The recent flood have left alarming devastation in several parts of Kerala and thousands of people remained affected. Supplies of food and safe drinking water are reportedly in short supply and hence we urge people to come forward and contribute to this cause.”
Commenting on the same, Varun Sheth CEO of Ketto said, “The loss of lives in this awful tragedy is very unfortunate. …We want to give our unwavering support by raising maximum funds and support them every way we can.”