Actor Kunal Kapoor's crowdfunding platform Ketto has raised Rs 1.2 crore for rehabilitation work in flood-hit Kerala. He says it is overwhelming to see people come forward and support a cause. Kerala has been hit hard by the worst floods in a century, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced and homeless. “Besides the incredible work being done by the army, there are a number of organizations and NGOs that are working tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate people. We want to provide as much support as we can for these organizations so that they can effectively carry out their work,” Kunal Kapoor said in a statement. “It’s so heartening to see so many people come forward to contribute and support this cause. We have raised Rs 1.2 crore, but the work has just begun. There is an urgent need for food, medical and basic supplies. My appeal to people is to come forward and contribute as much as they can. Every donation will go a very long way,” he added.
A few days back Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Dulquer Salmaan and Jacqueline Fernandez have contributed towards the flood-ravaged Kerala relief work. They have also urged others to donate. “The devastation caused by incessant rain in Kerala is frightening. Hundreds and thousands of our sisters and brothers are in deep anguish! We must do all we can to contribute as much as we can towards the needs of the people of Kerala. I have. You must too,” Amitabh tweeted. The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370.
Shah Rukh’s Meer Foundation has donated Rs 21 lakh to a Kerala relief group working amongst flood victims. Also, actress Jacqueline committed to donating Rs 5 lakh to NGO Habitat for Humanity India’s Kerala Flood Relief Programme. Actress Chitrangda Singh has also urged people to join hands and hearts and help the countrymen and Stand for Kerala.