Kerala Floods- 2018 and 2019

Due to heavy monsoon rains, the state of Kerala in India, experienced devastating floods during the summers of 2018. Scores of people were killed and thousands rendered homeless. A red alert was announced in the state and troops deployed to carry out search and rescue missions. Hundreds of relief camps were opened to accommodate the victims. IDRF promptly launched the disaster relief/rehabilitation programs through its reputable partner-NGO: Manav Seva Sansthan and decided to send 100% of the donations received for flood victims.

NGO: Manav Seva Sansthan

IDRF worked closely with the state government, who selected the beneficiaries to receive help from IDRF, so as to maximize the number of victims helped. IDRF send funds to Manav Seva Sansthan to distributed 100 kitchen kits and appliances to severely affected families in Pozhuthana, in Wayanad district, that helped set up their kitchens over again. Each Kitchen kits consisted of a gas stove, mixer grinder, pressure cooker, dinner set, frying pan set, emergency LED light and bucket/ mug/spoon/knife/thali, etc.

IDRF also started programs to rehabilitate the flood victims whose only means of livelihood is agriculture and animal husbandry. Several poor families in Pozhuthana Gram Panchayat lost all their livestock which were their only means of sustenance. In order to rebuild the lives of these victims, IDRF gifted 18 cows to some families to start up again.

IDRF is also supporting the repairs and rebuilding of 10 houses belonging to extremely poor families in Wayanad district.  Cabinet Minister Ramachandran Kadannappally, Government of Kerala, laid the foundation stone of the housing project (Snehaveedu) in Wayanad.

Kitchen Kits and appliances were distributed to 100 severely affected families in Wayanad District

Livestock distribution to flood victims at a community event in Wayanad

Flood-affected families given cows to start up their livelihood once again

Foundation stone laid for IDRF-supported rebuilding of houses for extremely poor families

Cabinet Minister of Govt. Of Kerala inaugurates IDRF supported repairs and rebuilding of damaged houses

IDRF Fundraiser for Kerala Flood Victims:

IDRF held a fundraiser at Tatva Indian Cuisine in Herndon, Virginia, on August 25, 2018 to raise funds for relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims.

Several fundraisers were created on social media: Facebook by IDRF supporters and volunteers to raise funds for providing relief and rehabilitation for the severely affected flood victims.

IDRF Fundraiser at Tatva Indian Cuisine at Herndon, Virginia