10 Ways You Can Help Victims Of The #ChennaiRains Right Now

At least 188 lives have been claimed by heavy rains that’ve flooded Chennai and which are predicted to persist for four more days.

1. Open up your home to anyone stranded without one using this form.

You can check the complete list here.

2. Download this app to have any goods you can donate picked up from your home.

The app LookUp has collaborated with the volunteer-organisation Bhumi to coordinate donation pick-ups.

3. Donate at the AISC campus, where students are working with three NGOs to help those affected. Details here.

4. Call these numbers to donate ingredients to open kitchens.

5. Use the hashtag #ChennaiRainsHelp to offer or request shelter or aid. DON’T use it to discuss the floods unless you’re offering or requesting help.

In the latter case, use #ChennaiRains instead.

6. Use this website to report a flooded street by zooming into the map and clicking it. All the information is crowdsourced, and all the data is open.

7. Spread the word about these hotlines.

Horrific rains In chennai my heart really goes out to everyone there :( please pass this on !!!

— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan)

8. Donate to Women Of Worth using the below info to help them pay for immediately required relief goods. Details here.

9. Donate to the non-profit Rapid Relief using the below information. Details here.

10. Donate to World Vision for flood relief items. More details here.

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Rega Jha is the Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed India and is based in Mumbai.
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