#ChennaiFloods: How You Can Coordinate Help Through Social Media
Here’s everything you need to know about coordinating Chennai flood relief through social media.
Severe flooding has crippled life in Chennai and left thousands of citizens in need of immediate help. While the accurate figures of devastation are yet to emerge, a cursory look at the landscape reveals widespread destruction of property and public infrastructure.
Many are left without basic necessities like food, water, electricity and shelter. To address this need, a plethora of organisations, individuals and citizen groups are engaged in relief and rescue work. A lot of relief work is being coordinated online through the use of social media and websites.
To make it easier for you to access these resources, we have compiled a list of initiatives for you to contribute and get involved.
#ChennaiRainsHelp: The hashtag is being widely used on Twitter to report and reach out to people affected by floods. Hundreds of volunteers and civil society members have used it to coordinate relief and rescue work.
Chennairains.org: This website is a useful repository of information on relief work. It provides area-wise updates on water levels, details of the aid required, and links to websites collecting relief material.
Milaap: An online fundraising portal is where you can donate cash for purchasing food and other essential material.
Isha Foundation: The Foundation is looking for volunteers. You can join by contacting them on the numbers below.
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