District : 3201 - India, Charter No. 043200 26839, December 19, 1989

Kerala Flood Relief

NEARLY 400 DEATHS, INR. 20000 CRORES (US DOLLAR 3 BILLION) WORTH OF DESTRUCTION.
This quantifies the tangible loss caused by the devastating August 2018 floods in Kerala. However the damage to the psyche of the affected people is incalculable.

The Rotary Cochin Central Club, chartered in 1989, has been in the forefront of the relief operations, providing essentials to nearly 500 camps along with other Rotary clubs. In time the relief camps will be disbanded and the affected will return to their homes to piece together their lives again. The Kerala Government will do their best in this rehabilitation process. It is all the more imperative that internationally credible NGOs like the Rotary assist in this humanitarian endeavour.

Without any exhortation, our club members and their children have managed to collect nearly Rs. 30 Lakhs. It is but a drop in the ocean. But we propose to use this money to rehabilitate the dwellings of the most distressed people in the North Paruvur region (on the outskirts of Ernakulam). If possible, kindly do contribute your mite to the following account.

ROTARY COCHIN CENTRAL - KERALA REHAB ACCOUNT

Account No. 6674614284, INDIAN BANK, M.G. ROAD

ERNAKULAM BRANCH, IFSC CODE: IDIB000M036


A Non Resident Indian holding Indian Passport can give donation from his NRE or NRO account maintained in india. Copy of his Indian passport is required to be maintained by the recipient trust and hence may please be send for our record. Steps have been taken to avail 80G benefits. A common apprehension about such collection drives is that the fund may be misused. The following steps have been taken in order to ensure care and transparency in the use of funds.

– A senior Rotarian has been selected and a subcommittee formed under him to identify the needy and process the disbursement scrupulously. The committee consists of architects, professionals from the construction field, and financial experts from within the club.
– An oversight committee within the club will scrutinize each payment.
– We will also be enlisting the services of reputed auditor for 3rd party audit.

A dedicated website- http://www.rotarycochincentral.org/flood/ has been launched for constant updates. Rotary Cochin Central has a rich history of nearly three decades in Community Service and we intend to live up to the Rotary motto of Service above self.

We look forward to your participation in this hour of need for our brethren.

RCC Kerala Releif chair                                                                 President
Rtn.Dinesh Varrier.                                                                         Rtn.Biju John
Mob: 8848646570                                                                             Mob: 9847735354