Disaster relief

Rotary launches Kerala flood appeal

Rotary launches Kerala flood appeal

The Indian state of Kerala is submerged following high rainfall and devastating flooding.

Following the region’s worst flooding in over a century, the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust has launched an appeal for the Kerala Floods in India.

More than a million people are thought to have been forced to leave their homes, with the death toll estimated at 400.

The Donations Trust is a registered charity, established in 2007, which collates donations and makes grants to Rotary projects working to rebuild communities in the long term, rather than acting as a first responder.

You can make donations to the India Flood appeal using our online payment option through BT myDonate.

Alternative, you can send a cheque payable to Rotary In Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust to Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PB.

Typical projects include constructing and equipping school and community centres, rebuilding infrastructure or providing rescue vehicles.

 

Immediate response

While the Donations Trust is focussed on the long-term regeneration of affected communities, Rotary is involved in supporting in the immediate aftermath.

Rotary Kerala Flood Relief Centre

Rotary members in India have launched the Kerala Flood Relief Centre to assist those impacted

Rotary-supported charity Aquabox provided an update on their Facebook page on Monday 20th August: “We hope to be shipping (air freight) filters pumps out later this week. The airports in Kerala are severely disrupted and we are seeking guidance on the ground for the best options for delivery.

“Initially the filters are destined for Karnataka/Kerala states and will be distributed with the help of the Rotary Club of Katapady and Invenger Foundation.”

Aquabox is also in contact with local Rotary clubs and members who are working involved with flood relief projects in order to enable the effective distribution of aid.

Water Survival Box, another Rotary-supported first responder is shipping 200 boxes to Kerala.

Fellow emergency response charities Disaster Aid and ShelterBox are currently monitoring the situation in the country.

For the latest updates on emergency responses, visit the individual websites of each Rotary-supported charity. These can be found on our Disaster Relief section.

 

Last updated: Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 11:27

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