Sankara Healthcare Foundation (formerly Sankara Cancer Foundation) is raising funds to help the Chennai and Tamil Nadu flood victims get adequate shelter and health care to prevent spread of water-borne disease and help treat those with malnutrition and illness.
The Chennai floods are an enormous natural disaster ravaging the city with over 175 cm (5.74 feet) of rainfall causing massive flooding and displacement of millions of people. The Chennai metro area is home to over 8 million people with conservative estimates, from various sources, of about 25-30% or so being displaced by the flooding and losing access to food and shelter. Coastal areas other than Chennai, home to millions others are also affected badly.
Please donate generously to help us reach those in need. We’re aiming to reach at least 100k people with our efforts.
Efforts at Hindu Mission Tambaram
Over the last week, Hindu Mission Tambaram has been conducting multiple camps daily at various locations, with a total of over 3000 people helped, in camps where they kept count, and numerous more helped in camps where they were too overwhelmed to count.
Dr. D. K. Sriram, Medical Director of Hindu Mission Hospital Tambaram, estimates that this will likely increase and continue for the foreseeable future.
Efforts at Hindu Mission Hospital Cuddalore
Dr. Narayanan at The Hindu Mission Hospital cuddalore reports that Cuddalore is very badly affected and the Hindu Mission Hospital is conducting relief operations to help folks in the affected areas nearby.
Efforts at Hindu Mission Health Services Nanganallur
Despite great difficulties, with their limited personnel and relief material, HMHS Nanganallur have conducted Flood Relief Medical Camps in affected areas nearby. Their team has seen and treated hundreds of villagers and provided them with medical relief.
Checks can be sent with Memo “Chennai Relief” to
Sankara Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
21 Stratton way
Northborough, MA 01532
Appeal letters from our partner hospitals in the Chennai area.
Initial Coverage in The Hindu Newspaper