Useful resources to help donate to the Kashmir floods relief programs

A list of places you can donate to to help the Kashmir floods rescue mission, and find out information.


Jammu and Kashmir is currently facing one of the worst, most devastating floods in recent times with spate of ceaseless rainfall, affecting over 1.5 lakh people in the valley.

The flood has claimed over 200 lives and thousands remain stranded, with army rescue operations still underway in full throttle.

The army once again has risen to fight this national calamity, as it has done several times before. Until Friday, the armed forces have rescued over 1,30,000 people and put them out of danger’s way. With over 60,000 troops deployed in the state, the army is carrying out over 120 rescue sorties by helicopters per day, continuous on ground operations, constructing bridges and establishing connectivity so that more people are saved from this national disaster.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Health Ministry have joined in the rescue operations, with the ministry supplying more than 1,000 tonnes of medicine, and teams of doctors and experts. Thirteen tonnes of water purifying tablets and six filtration plants capable of purifying 1.3 lakh bottles of water per day is testimony to the scale of the rescue operations being carried out everyday by Indian Armed Forces.

Handout photograph released by Ministry of Defence - a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team rescues stranded civilians in the flood affected part of Srinagar. AFP Photo/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Handout photograph released by Ministry of Defence – a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team rescues stranded civilians in the flood affected part of Srinagar. AFP Photo/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Flood victims board an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter after being rescued from a flooded area in Srinagar.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Flood victims board an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter after being rescued from a flooded area in Srinagar. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

71 seriously ill persons airlifted. Indian Army has been conducting over 120 sorties everyday for rescue purposes. (Photo Credits: Army Directorate General of Public Information)

71 seriously ill persons airlifted. Indian Army has been conducting over 120 sorties everyday for rescue purposes. (Photo Credits: Army Directorate General of Public Information)

Indian Army personnel construct a bridge over the Poonch River to reconnect the Jammu-Poonch National Highway following flooding in Poonch. AFP Photo/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Indian Army personnel construct a bridge over the Poonch River to reconnect the Jammu-Poonch National Highway following flooding in Poonch. AFP Photo/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Social media has also played a crucial role in the operations, with the constant flow of information, updates about the persons rescued, and the operations underway. The Army is constant posting updates and responding to distress calls. Social media platforms have also been instrumental in locating the family and relatives of the rescued people, and have bridged the communication gap that usually exists when such a calamity occurs.

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The Facebook page of The Army Directorate General of Public Information is here. The Twitter page is here. The Army is also constantly updating a Google powered document with the names of the rescued people. The document can be accessed here.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has urged the Indian populace to contribute in their own way to aid the rescue operations. Several NGOs, national parties, and organizations have already pledged various amounts and have opened channels for donating to this cause.

So, go ahead and make a difference.

Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund

Payment may be made by cheque/draft/cash in the name of “Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund” and sent to the Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, New Delhi – 110011. As per directions on the subject the nationalized banks will not charge any commission on preparation of drafts favouring the PMNRF.

Online Contributions can be made through the website of Prime Minister`s Office https://pmnrf.gov.in/payform.php

Contributions can also be made directly in the account of Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund at any of the branches of the following banks:

Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Citi Bank, Cooperation Bank, Dena Bank, HDFC bank, ICICI bank, IDBI Bank Limited, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab and Sind Bank, Punjab National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Vijaya Bank, and Yes Bank Limited.

Save the Children

Save the Children is an international organisation working for children’s rights in 120 countries. In India, it works across 15 states. In flood-hit Kashmir, it is working to extend essential relief to the affected families urgently. Rehabilitation plans also include setting up of Child Friendly Spaces where they aim to provide psycho-social and education support to the affected children.

Donations can be made online through the page:

https://support.savethechildren.in/Indiafloods2/?adurl=homepage&adunit=banner&size=J&K&agency=direct

For offline donations, call 040-4910 0222.

CARE India

CARE India, part of the CARE International Confederation, has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice and empowerment of women and girl children.

CARE India is responding to the calamity in Jammu and Kashmir and will reach out to 8000 people with Survival kits, Hygiene kits, Tarpaulin, Mats, Blankets and Solar Lamps.

Donations can be made online through their page: http://www.careindia.org/give-floods.

Hike

The Indian messenger is doing its bit and urging its user to contribute to the cause by donating INR 10 or more from their talktime, credited directly to the hike channels which will be given to the Kashmir Flood aid. They already donated INR 10 Lakh for the cause, so go ahead and do your bit.

http://get.hike.in/donate/

Helpage India

HelpAge India has put together a locally relevant a relief package consisting of solar lights with mobile charging facility, tents, umbrellas, raincoats, hand-torches, waterproof bag packs, bed sheets, dry rations, packaged drinking water, blankets, and sleeping bags. This entire package meant for a family costs Rs. 13,500/- per package. Please come forward to donate as many such packages as you can and ask your friends and relatives to also join in and contribute their packages. Corporates can opt to donate in bulk numbers.They can also support the operations of our Mobile Medical Units. Only Rs. 2.5 lakhs is needed to support one MMU to work over one month, attending to 5000 affected people.

http://www.helpageindia.org/jammu-kashmir.html

SEWA International

Sewa International is a ‘not-for-profit’ organization working to promote volunteerism internationally, especially among children, youth, women and energetic senior citizens. It is working with Jammu Kashmir Sahayata Samiti for providing relief to the flood affected.

For Foreign Donations:

Sewa International
Account No.- 10080533326
Jhandewala Extn Branch(Delhi)
State Bank of India
Branch Code- 9371
Swift Code- SBININBB550
IFS Code – SBIN0009371

For Local Donations-
Sewa International
Account No.- 10080533304
Jhandewala Extn Branch(Delhi)
State Bank of India
Branch Code – 9371
Swift Code- SBININBB550
IFS Code – SBIN0009371

Jammu and Kashmir floods information

Emergency Army Helpline:(+91) 011-23019831

Home Ministry Helpline:(+91) 011-23093054 · (+91) 011-23092763

NDRF Control Room:(+91) 011-26107953 · (+91) 0-9711077372


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