Chennai is inundated with this century’s maximum rains.. same is true for many other parts of Tamil Nadu. Millions have lost their livelihood, belongings and homes..
It’s time to do our bit.. Here is an urgent appeal..
Do contribute as per the list only
- Requirements as of Dec. 23rd: Dry ration, slippers, mosquito nets and coils, plastic mats, water purifier tablets, new undergarments, blankets, sanitation material, school material, new/ duly washed specific clothes like sarees, nighty, lungi/dhoti, kids clothing bed sheets and towels.
Please ensure the quality of material. We will be collecting the material at our Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Rishikesh offices only. Chennai Calling Dropping Centers
For logistics and essential purchases.
We are committed to relief and rehabilitation in the time to come!!
What are the top most needs in Chennai right now?
Right now the most urgent and crucial needs in our relief work are:
- 2000-3ooo Sq ft space in Delhi Mumbai Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, at least for the next one month.
- Transportation for channelising relief material from Goonj offices to Chennai.
- Connect with reliable credible grassroots organisations working on ground, especially in the more remote areas in and around Chennai, in need of relief supplies.
What is the most urgent material that you need for Chennai?
Requirements as of Dec. 23rd: Dry ration, slippers, mosquito nets and coils, plastic mats, water purifier tablets, new undergarments, blankets, sanitation material, school material, new/ duly washed specific clothes like sarees, nighty, lungi/dhoti, kids clothing bed sheets and towels, and monetary contribution for logistics and essential purchases.
Make your contribution mindfully to ensure faster delivery. Follow our list carefully. Please don’t send any sub standard, soiled or other material, not on the list.
Where shall we contribute the material for Chennai? You can contribute at our offices in 6 cities; Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Rishikesh and Hyderabad. You can also organize campaigns in your city and reach the collected material to our nearest office. Please do take our permission before organising any campaign. Please only collect and send us the material as per our list of specific requirements.
Can you pick up the material? No, we can’t pick up the material. We request you to send your contributions to our respective collection points.
What are your immediate relief & rehabilitation plans for Chennai Floods?
Our first priority is to reach relief supplies quickly to the flood affected areas. Then we will assess the situation and plan our long term work. Please keep following the Goonj Facebook page to get the latest updates on on-ground activities and urgent requirements.
Can I organize a collection drives in my city for Chennai floods?
Yes you can. Please write to us more details on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share how to go about organizing the drive. You will need to reach the collected material to the nearest Goonj office. Also Goonj will not be able to acknowledge these drives on public platforms since hundreds of individuals, organizations, corporates etc. will be doing collections all over the country. It’s practically impossible for us to acknowledge everyone. A receipt will be provided for all the material received at our offices. Please treat these receipts as acknowledgment.
How can we help in the relief work?
We are doing a Chennai Floods relief collective drive across India. The best thing would be if people can log onto our Facebook page ( www.facebook/goonj.org) for latest updates and keep contributing material and volunteer as per needs. Once Goonj’s Chennai floods relief campaign starts we would need volunteers in our offices and processing center to sort & pack material, issue receipts etc. Write to us on email@example.com if you wish to volunteer and we will respond back at the earliest. Do keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and for further requirements etc. Volunteering with Goonj is pro bono (unpaid) and especially for disaster relief work we do not provide certificates.
How do we go about running a collection drive in our office? Will Goonj pick up from our office?
Please share your details of what, how, where, when, who, on firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to provide more information on organizing a collection drive. We have limited capacities and means. We request you and your organistaion to reach the collected material to our nearest office.
Will you provide a detailed update to us, post utilization of our funds in terms of where and how they were used ?
Goonj does comprehensive general reporting and accounting for our disaster relief work whether its Kashmir, Uttarakhand or Bihar. All contributions come under a specific head of a particular disaster (in this case Chennai flood relief).
Can Goonj confirm that all of our funds will be used directly towards core activities for Chennai flood relief ?
All the funds received for Chennai will be booked in a separate head and will be accounted for relief work only in Chennai, in and around the city and flood affected areas of Tamil Nadu if need be..
Can we contribute material or money from abroad?
You can make monetary contributions from abroad for our work since we have FCRA approval. For details refer: http://goonj.org/?page_id=22583
We don’t accept material contributions from outside the country.