Kudumbashree Mission's flood relief activities makes a mark Updated On 2018-09-03
The flood relief activities of Kudumbashree Mission made a mark with the dedicated and focused acts of compassion. Apart from the contribution of Rs 7 crore to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, Kudumbashree Mission had been actively doing cleaning drives in the flood affected areas. The weekly saving (thrift) of a Kudumbashree neighborhood (NHG) member is nothing more than Rs 10. But when the 43 lakh members of the Kudumbashree Mission decided to come together to donate as much as they could to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, the amount became a whopping Rs 7 crore. All it started when Shri. S. Harikishore, Executive Director, Kudumbashree Mission made an appeal before the Kudumbashree members to contribute their one week’s savings. Some Kudumbashree groups had even donated the amount they had set aside for the onam celebrations.
Kudumbashree members were active in all cleaning drives at the flood prone areas. Even the non affected districts volunteered in cleaning and distributing food, clothes and water in the flood affected areas.3,87,908 volunteers of Kudumbashree had participated in the cleaning campaign till 3 September 2018. A total of 1,95,318 houses and house premises were cleaned and 10,976 streets and roads, public offices/places were cleaned during the cleaning drive. 38,433 families were rehabilitated in NHG members houses whereas 37, 325 persons received counselling by Kudumbashree community counsellors. Kudumbashree had also been actively involved in collecting and supplying materials for the relief camps set up across the state.