Urgent Appeal to support Flood-hit victims in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka

via HK published on October 3, 2009

Urgent Appeal to support Flood-hit victims in Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka, India.

 

IDRF – INDIA DEVELOPMENT & RELIEF FUND
[IRS Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity organization]

At least 130 people have been killed in Karnataka and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh in heavy rain since Wednesday and army boats and air force helicopters Friday began to rescue hundreds of people marooned at several places. Hundreds of people in the two states were trapped in flood waters and were waiting on rooftops and higher places to be rescued. Thousands more have been rendered homeless. Over 40,000 houses have been damaged,’ a spokesperson for the Karnataka revenue ministry told IANS. He said five helicopters and 40 boats have been deployed for rescue and relief operartions. Over 85 relief centres have been set up, he added. In Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister K. Rosaiah said the flood situation was grim and army personnel have been deployed for rescue operations. Six helicopters have been pressed into service to rescue people. While four helicopters are being used to airlift the flood-hit in Kurnool district, two choppers were deployed in Mahabubnagar district.

(Source: http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20091002/812/tnl-rain-fury-claims-130-in-karnataka-an.html)
 
IDRF supported NGO Seva Bharati volunteers have already launched relief camps in those towns of AP & Karnataka where food is being provided to the people. IDRF is soliciting your tax-deductible contribution for the support of these victims.Your support will help reduce the sufferings of poor people.

Donate online at http://www.idrf.org  or make check payable to ‘IDRF’ & mention ‘AP/Karnataka Floods’ in the memo.

Mailing Address: IDRF, 19 Douglas Ave, Burlington, MA 01803
Contact: [email protected], 781.724.1801.

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