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Press Release - Kerala floods - $10,000 relief aid by Sewa International

  Flood Havoc in Kerala, India: Sewa International Announces $10,000 Relief Aid

Houston, TX (August 16, 2018): Sewa International President, Prof. Sree Sreenath announced an immediate grant of $10,000 toward flood relief in the South Indian state of Kerala. Heavy monsoon rains have led to unprecedented flood damage bringing ten of the fourteen districts in the state under water. Seventy-five people have lost their lives, and more than 60,000 people are lodged in relief camps under trying conditions.

Sewa International in the US, along with its India partner, Deseeya Seva Bharathi Keralam, is involved in rescue and relief operations, and volunteers have fanned out distributing food packets and cooking kits, and are opening free kitchens and medical camps to help the flood affected. As there is an urgent need for water purifiers, packed food, utensils for cooking, blankets, first aid kits, toiletries, flashlights, mosquito nets, backpacks, etc., an urgent call went out from Sewa International for donations. 

Swadesh Katoch continued, “Given the immediate need for help, we decided to release $10,000 in our first tranche of funds toward flood relief. We are in regular contact with our India partner, and our volunteers are joining hands with other relief agencies to provide as much help as we can in this hour of need. We have experience in providing disaster recovery around the world, and we will work hard to get people the help they need.”

For further information, please contact: Swadesh Katoch at dr@sewausa.org or via phone at 1-404-935-8893.

 

 

 Photo 2: Relief being delivered by boats to flooded communities by Sewa International partner Deseeya Seva Bharati Keralam volunteers.

  

Photo 3 : Inundated communities in Kerala carrying relief delivered by Sewa International partner Deseeya Seva Bharathi Keralam.