A2Y Initiative – Forward your helping hands for Chennai flood victims #ProveHumanity

A disaster from heaven have fallen to Tamil Nadu, Many cities of Tamil Nadu is suffering from heavy rain and flood. Its being many days we are hearing about it on TVs, Newspaper – But guys its time to take it seriously. These kind of calamity can come to any of the city, State of India.

Update – Now donate for Flood victims using your Mobikwik wallet money. Donate to mobikwik they will be helping victims as it is a trusted platform too. Go ahead its the easiest way to donate and #ProveHumanity.

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This is an off-topic post, we just want from you guys to do something for Humanity (#ProveHumanity). As on 3rd December more than 269 peoples have died in the flood – Image the pain of their family. Chennai’s Difficulty will be continue for few more days and those need our help and support. Things are getting worse day by day.
100 years of rain record has been broken this time, First time Chennai peoples are experiencing such kind of natural disaster. Houses are getting flooded, Household things are not safe at all, Small houses and huts are totally vanished and people those who were living on the roads are praying god to help them to save their life.

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If humans are facing such difficulties in surviving in this situation – image the pain of animals – They are homeless and no one is bordered for them, Peoples are fighting for their own lives, how they can afford to help others (Especially animals).
Even these small children can understand the pain of an animal 🙁
Chennai is helpless right now – Railway stations, Highways, Airport and every essential things required for living is missing. Even Drinking water is not available for each victim, Government and some NGOs are giving away foods but its impossible to give meal to each and every victim.

“Do what you can!” for Chennai victims. We are sharing some of the ways with which you can actually help such homeless victims. We are humans and after all we are Indian – “We can’t see others starving in such harsh condition, If you can help for a Re.1 also then go for it – Tamil Nadu needs support from each of us, We can help each one of them in our own way”. Read below and some of the best ways with which you can actually #ProveHumanity !

If you are a victim :-
1. Helpline Numbers for Assistance :-

Here are few helpline numbers given below, which a victim can use to get assistance if possible at that moment, Calling is already free for BSNL users for a week in Tamil Nadu so its not a big deal to call and ask for an help but Main problem is that users cell phones are discharges and because of that sometime these options fail to work in such situations.
  • BJP’s official Hindi Twitter handle @BJPSamvad or helpline nos – 044-29015204 or 044-29015208
  • The Navy has deployed boats in Adyar and helpline number is 044-25394240
  • For snake Catching, Rescues – Please contact wild life biologist Nishant at 98-45-018969
  • You can tweet to @thehellogenie or SMS/Whatsapp at 9176043643 to get recharge done for free.
  • Call 09962634858 for private boat help – Sanjay
  • Call 9840750970 for Assistance in boat rescues in Kotturpuram area .
  • Help for Oxygen cylinder – Abhishek Jain – 9840464999
  • Chennai Police – 044 – 25615025
  • Tree fall / Water logging – 1913
  • Ambulance – 108
  • Sewage overflow – 45674567 or 22200335
  • State emergency – 1070
  • District Emergency – 1077
  • Electricity – 1912
  • Fire & Rescue – 101
We have shared specific helpline numbers only – Visit this link to get all available helpline numbers for Chennai flood victims – Visit here

Zoomcar is providing free pick up and drop facilities to the nearest hospital, requests can be tweeted to them, and accessed on its hotline at 044-42052772

Practo has a spreadsheet with phone numbers of verified doctors and hospitals available for help in an online spreadsheet – Get access now

Here’s how Actress Shruti haasan has forwarded these helpline numbers to her 3.2 Million Follows and cared for Flood victims.

2. Best use of Social Media

Social media platforms such as facebook and twitter has proved so much helpful for flood victims. By just a tweet you can get help in few minutes. NGOs, Governmental agencies, Private companies and even common peoples are helping victims in many ways.

A. Twitter

  • If you are in any trouble and requires any kind of help just tweet your problem with hastag – #ChennaiRainsHelp and also if you are save anyhow and want to help other poor peoples in Chennai then use this hastag to tell other victims what you can afford to help them – Shelter, food, water and etc are being common utilities. 
  • Vodafone India – “Can’t trace your dear one in Chennai? DM your & person’s name & Vodafone no, will SMS u in 2hrs their last called location.” Tweet using this hashtag #ChennaiRainsHelp

  • Common peoples are helping others through Social media platform. Remember the hashtag  #ChennaiRainsHelp
  • OLA Cabs are running OLA Boats in order to help victims in emergencies. Just tweet to get any help – OLA’s Chennai team is there to sort it out. Ola has created safety zones equipped with relief supplies and first aid. This service is open to everyone, free of cost, with address details and contact numbers provided – Here (OLA Boats).

  • Here’s how ShopperStop is helping users by giving away free drinking waters and many other such brands are out helping others.

  • Mobikwik is offering Rs.30 free recharge to flood victims for free by just a tweet – Source | Tweet @ibnlive Mobile number using hastag #RechargeChennai to get the recharge.
  • Facebook has launched safety check for people in Chennai – Another great use of Social Media in such condition. Without electricity, many have been stranded in the affected areas and not able to contact their family. Therefore, mark them safe if you know they are okay. To mark safe or to find out the safety of people – Click here

3. Eat some food to gain some strength :-

Zomato launched a scheme where they will provide meals for flood relief victims in very low cost. Meals can be purchased for 2, 4 and hundred peoples. They will deliver it to you safety in such harsh rain. Meal for 2 in just Rs.100 , 4 in Rs.200 and meal for 100 peoples in Rs.5000 – Visit here

Zomato stated that over 55,000 meals were donated by the general public in the 12 hours the campaign was active.

4. Stay Calm, Stay Strong !!

Other than Social helps its very important for a victim to stay calm and strong. Don’t loss your hope – Take decisions carefully and don’t be in any kind of hassle, Keep yourself strong and stay in touch with your family and friends. Help yourself and help others also if possible.

How to Help victims ?

1. Recharge your friend’s (victim’s) phone for free!

As we already posted this offer day before yesterday and shared paytm’s kindness towards the flood victims. So in case you have any of your friend belonging to Chennai then recharge his phone for free to help him – One recharge can help him to call for any kind of assistance.

  • To recharge just Call on 18001030033
  • Enter the number of your Friend when asked.
  • Done! Paytm will do Rs 30 free mobile recharge to him within few hours.
2. Each Donation counts!

Will you ever donate something to a stranger? Who is in need of it ? Try it guys, We earn lot in our life – Donate today for peoples who are suffering in Chennai. We have already discussed so much about the problems are getting faced by victims. Its a request please forward your helping hand and help them – Below are some of the most trusted non-profile NGOs which are doing great in helping flood victims.

  • Bigbasket has come across to provide flood relief to Chennai in the form of essential groceries, like bread, milk, eggs, dal, wheat, oil, water, and biscuits. Donate some essentials and best thing us that 50% BigBasket will pay from their side for victims – Donate here
  • Lookup Messaging app has partnered with youth volunteer non-profit Bhumi, to enable doorstep pickup of clothes and other materials from Chennai, to be donated to the flood victims using the chat app – Know here (You can donate through Bhumi’s Twitter Handle also)
  • Mobikwik App – Mobikwik has also came through the help of Chennai flood victims. You can easily donate any amount you want for needy ones. Mobikwik will assure you the best use of your Donated money.
  • World Vision India – World Vision India have already started the relief operations in Egmore, Perungudi, Madipakkam and Pallavaram by providing bed sheets, clothes, towels, plastic mats to the needy. In case you can extend a helping hand – Donate here
  • Rapid Response – Rapid Response is an another trusted and registered non-profit organization based in Chennai, Tamilandu, India. As a disaster relief agency, they help people to survive and rebuild their lives through our food, medical, shelter, education and livelihood programs – Donate here
  • Women of Worth – Women of Worth is looking to respond to the situation by doing their bit by providing blankets, mats, tarpaulin covers to people in some of the badly affected areas surrounding the WOW office and especially in the Home where they run our Rehabilitation project – Donate here
3. Share our words :-
  • Its a humble request from all of you to please share this post. I took more than 3 hours to collect information on Chennai relief and in typing it. Please appreciate our work and share this post or atleast follow us and tweet with the below button.

Don’t forgot to join our twitter campaign #ProveHumanity

4. Pray!

Last way and the most effective way to help victims. Pray for their lives and for their safety. May god provide them strength to withstand such situation. 

Thanks guys, for reading this post – Do share this post and don’t let our efforts wasted, #ProveHumanity


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