Due to heavy rains and the release of excess water from the dams, millions of people were affected in districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur, kancheepuram, Cuddalore. Jamaat along with SIO volunteers went to the field and were involved in the relief work rigorously.
The first stage:
Elders, women and children who were stranded in the flood in Adambakkam, Perumbur, Jamalia, Mettupalayam were rescued and taken to safety. Accommodation was arranged for the affected people at Dashamakhan mosque. Milk, bread, candles, breakfast and lunch were provided continuously for 4 days in Aminjikarai, BP Garden, Azad Nagar, Adambakkam, Velacherry, Saidapet, Dashamakhan, Kannigapuram, Puzhianthope, Ennore, Athipattu, Chindadripet, Pattabiram, Perambakkam and Avadi. Through this relief work, more than 10,000 people benefited in first stage relief work.
The second stage:
Starting from December 6, the relief work included removing debris, cleaning and providing medical aid. On December 6, the drainage and stagnant water was also cleared in Saidapet’s Thideer Nagar. They also cleaned two streets, two mosques and two temples in that area. On December 7, stagnant water from Kotturpuram was cleared and also a mosque and temple was cleaned in the same area. They also cleaned the Government school’s campus and classrooms. ESI Hospital in Perumbur Highway was also cleaned.
On December 8, a medical camp was held at Puzhianthope along with ESI hospital. More than 400 people were benefited through this camp. On December 9, a medical camp was held at the railway platforms of Ennore, Athipattu and Puthunagar and more than 600 people were benefited. Further, on December 10 and December 13, medical campus were held again in Adambakkam and Ennore respectively. More than 1000 people were benefited through this camp. Medical camps were also held at Chindadripet and Kannigapuram. Many more medical camps are planned to take place as well. 2500 people were benefited in total through these medical camps.
Daily kits worth Rs 35 Lakhs was provided to the affected people. The kid included bread, milk, biscuit, mat, candles, water pots, blankets, water, groceries, pampers and clothes for babies and kids. These kits were provided to people in Mogappair, Ennore, Adambakkam, SVM Nagar, Ceonnagar, Kattukuppam, Athipattu, Puthukarai, Dashakhan, Puzhianthope, Kotturpuram and Kannigapuram.
Like Chennai, relief kits were also provided in more than 15 areas in Cuddalore District. In this stage nearly 15,500 people were benefited by these kits.
The Third Stage:
As a part of the third stage, it is planned to provide school kids with bags, notebooks, pen and pencil as a kit. For people who have lost their business, self employment opportunities will be created. Houses will be built for those families who have lost their homes. Statistics are being taken for the same.
We hope that these relief work initiatives are carried out successfully and the affected people will be truly benefitted.
Secretary, Social Service
Tamil Nadu & Puducherry