BASS Relief Distribution Camp
Dear friend and supporter!
Many greetings and best wishes to you from BASS, India
Thank you so much for your kind timely donation help during the emergency situation for the flood victims in Kerala, India
Kerala Floods- Beginning on 15 August 2018, severe floods affected the south indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon It was the worst flood in Kerala in nearly a century. Over 483 people died, and 15 are missing. About a million people were evacuated. All 14 district of the state were placed on red alert. According to the Kerala government, one-sixth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents. It is the worst flood in Kerala after thegreat flod of 99 that took place in 1924. Thirty-five out of the fifty-four dams in the keral state were opened for the first time in history. Heavy rains in caused severe landslides and have left the hilly districts isolated. Therefore thousands of the people were displaced and lost their belongings.
Our community based charity the Bharath Abhyudaya Seva Samithi (BASS) is always ready to help the needy people and especially at the emergency situations. Therefore we have selected for the relief to the most affected villages of Kumaragom and Pathanamitta situated in remote area where water canals exists and water flows always. The population is very poor and fishing as their first source of income. More than 350 families living in these two villages and severely affected for the floods and most of the families rescued during flooding time. And they lost everything in the floods.
Therefore BASS organized emergency relief camps in these two villages from 1st to 3rd September 2018 and distributed a bag of raw food items to use for one week for a family and a set of cooking vessels of basic home appliances with a sari and lungi to 300 families. The people are very thankful to BASS for the timely relief. The local leaders and also Bhodana – a local organization has been coordinated with us for effective distribution for the affected families. Executive Member Mrs. G. Prasanthi and our 10 local Volunteers include Mr. Jittu, Joseph, Babu, Kunju Mohan and Mr. Chandra Paul, Mr. Abraham Lincoln and myself Mr. Joseph Anthony participated in the relief program
We received a special grant of US$3000 from GlobalGiving under disaster response program and also a total of US$ 922 from all your donations help for the emergency relief camp in time to distribute to 300 affected families.
We send our humble gratitude to all the supporters and lots of honor and many thanks to GlobalGiving for trust on us and giving us great opportunity with a grant to help 300 flood affected families in time.
At present the emergency situation is over and the government and many organizations involved in rebuild Kerala. Our organization relief operations also completed and looking forward to participate in the rehabilitation activities at least for 100 families in the coming days with new hopes and resources.
Therefore I humbly requesting you to kindly help again and support the rehabilitation activities for the flood affected families in Kerala.
I also request you please kindly share and support our new small project with a donation to facilitate electricity and lights to a slum school.
Donate to Micro Project to give electricity and lights to slum Children
Thanking you once again with gratitude
BASS Flood Distribution Items
Leader calling family member to get relief bags
Every Family signed to get relief- 100% Literacy
Reach relief material through boats
All families in Que to get relief
The walls of the affected houses- relief taken
Relief Distribution by BASS Executive Member
Families attended to get relief