Tiruchi lines up relief material, volunteers for Chennai

‘Tiruchi With You’ to help 2,000 families ravaged by floods

December 05, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 01:58 pm IST - TIRUCHI:

Volunteers of Youth India of CII Tiruchi Chapter loading relief materials for flood victims in Chennai onto a truck in Tiruchi on Friday. — PHOTO: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

Volunteers of Youth India of CII Tiruchi Chapter loading relief materials for flood victims in Chennai onto a truck in Tiruchi on Friday. — PHOTO: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

The citizens of Tiruchi, who are known for helping the people in distress, have once again showed the way by generous contribution to the flood-hit people of Chennai.

Within a few hours of a group of Young Indians (YI), a wing of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), gave a call to contribute towards the affected people, the members, irrespective of various barriers, poured in with material such as blankets, mats, tarpaulin, bed sheets, and sanitary napkin. Within no time, they collected a large number of blankets and mats from Karur and Musiri.

While some members contributed cash, others arranged water bottles, towels, and sanitary napkins. The hotels, where they conduct their regular meetings, pooled together their men and machinery to prepare bread, rotis, variety rice, and so on.

A lorry and five cars with relief material worth Rs. 3 lakh were despatched for Chennai on Friday.

M. Ram Chandar, Executive Committee Member, Young Indians, told The Hindu that the support was spontaneous. The relief material continued to pour in. The next consignment would be sent in a day or two.

There were reports that people, who were unaware of offering their help, visited in large numbers to the Collectorate to make their contribution. Many organisations used the social media to collect relief material. They have formed various groups to collect material such as blankets, vessels, stoves, and so on. Several organisations sent notices to their members to help those in need of help.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) sent a consignment of relief material estimated at Rs. 9.19 lakh to the flood ravaged Chennai people.

A group of various social welfare organisations, including Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, and Inner Wheel Club formed a support group in the name of Tiruchi with You. It will support at least 2,000 families, whose household items were washed away in the Chennai flood.

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