Cyclone Fani has had quite an impact on the people of Odisha. Wish to contribute towards relief measures? Here’s all you need to know.
Dealing with a natural disaster is never easy, and Odisha bore the brunt of Cyclone Fani, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the country in recent times. Moving at a whopping speed of about 200 kmph, the cyclone is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal too.
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Wish to donate towards relief measures? Here are some avenues:
You can donate money as well as material via Goonj. It is run by volunteers who will pick up your donations from drop-off points. They operate in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hyderabad and Chennai to name a few.
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You can use this link to donate funds towards Rapid Response, an NGO that has asked for Rs.10,00,000 to help them distribute 1,000 relief kits to those affected by the flood.
Funds through this are directed towards the Odisha CM Relief Fund. Click here to make a donation
- UNICEF USA
If you know someone who can only make donations in US dollars, UNICEF is the right avenue. Share this link with your friends and family abroad.
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- Helpage India
This NGO has set up a portal for donation of rations, medical supplies and other material. Click here to make a contribution.
This NGO has been doing some groundwork to help affected people to evacuate. This portal is also a good option for NRI donations. Click here to visit the website.
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Helplines for passengers at various railways stations in the state have also been arranged. The details are as follows:
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In case of emergencies, 077 and 1070 are two numbers one can keep handy. Additionally, those aggrieved can call 0674-2303060/0674-2301525/0674-2301625.
PS: The railway headquarters helpline numbers for Cyclone Fani are 085-50525/085-50625/085-50725