As more people seek refuge in relief camps across the State, we’ve been called on by fate to play a part in helping our fellow countrymen get back on their feet. These relief camps need supplies and volunteers.
If you’re willing to help, here’s some information that should point you in the right direction.
List of Relief Camps
You can find a list of the relief camps in each district at https://keralarescue.in/relief_camps_list/
What do the Relief Camps Need?
In general, relief camps need the following things:
- Clothes: Lungis, nighties, kidswear, innerwear (for both men and women)
- For accommodation: Blankets, sleeping mats, bedsheets
- Food: Rice, sugar, tea and coffee powder, biscuits, milk powder, coconut oil, dal, green gram, black gram, baby food, salt, mineral water
- For personal hygiene: Sanitary napkins, diapers for babies, adult diapers, towels, soap, Dettol, toothbrushes, toothpaste, slippers, buckets, mugs
- For cleaning: Rubber gloves, mops, bleaching powder, gumboots, cleaning brushes
- Miscellaneous: Chlorine tablets (with dosage instructions), torches, candles, matchboxes, batteries, first aid kits, emergency lights
You can find the specific requirements for each relief camp at https://keralarescue.in/camp_requirements/
Here are medical supplies that the relief camps need:
There are collection centres that have been set up across the State. Please reach out to the number for your district for more details.
- Kasaragod: 9446660037
- Kannur: 98506098243, 0497-2705460
- Kozhikode: 9037762007, 9946532650
- Malappuram: 9446753906, 04832730120
- Palakkad: 9446142049, 9400126648
- Thrissur: 9745447427, 9496195108
- Kottayam: 9497736356, 9746284329, 9495079898, 0481-2561105
- Pathanamthitta: 9633508448, 0468-2231938, 9847987414
- Idukki: 9946936355, 9447247493
- Kollam: 7907782432, 9746772774
- Thiruvananthapuram: 9496260067, 9995484148
- Wayanad: 9605098243
- Alapuzha: 04772239736, 8075889255
- Ernakulam: 0484-2428071, 8078708370
If you are not able to make contributions in the form of relief materials and supplies, you can make contributions to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund at https://donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/#donation
The site has multiple payment options, but you can make donations to the relief fund through Google Pay too. Search for “Kerala Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund” (UPI ID: keralacmdrf@sbi) on the Google Pay app.
If there is other info that we could add that would be of help to people, do reach out to us and let us know. We will keep modifying this post.