The Indian Ocean Tsunami struck several Asian countries just after midnight on 26th November 2004. This giant tidal wave devastated hundreds of thousands of homes and displaced several million people. Over 230,000 people in 14 countries were killed by waves up to 30 meters (100 feet) high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.
Our appeal focused on raising funds to provide immediate relief & longer-term assistance to Sri Lanka and the southern regions of India.
How much money was raised?
What did we fund?
- Rescued 115 people from the jaws of death.
- Cleared about 1800 corpses out of the 3378 deaths in Nagapattinam alone.
- Conducted 68 medical camps in 13 affected districts of Tamil Nadu.
- Distributed 93 tons of Rice, 10 tons of Dal and 16 tons of Vegetables.
- Supplied 500,000 liters of bottled drinking water.
- Offered 10,000 blankets and 18,000 mats.
- Mobilised 5,524 male and 300 female volunteers.
- Performed last rites with dignity for over 1,000 unidentified corpses.
- Mobilised 75 Doctors and 5 Ambulances for medical relief work.
- Operated 15 relief centers on 24 hours basis for nearly three weeks.
- Provided food to 30,000 people daily for fifteen days.
- Providing family kits containing the most essential items for survival to 26,860 families.
- Counseling sessions offered to 113 villages for trauma recovery.
- Special counseling sessions for women and children.
- 1,200 Temporary houses constructed at Keechankuppam village by the third week of January 2005.
- Ganga- Mata Yatra conducted from Chennai to Kanyakumari to restore the confidence of the fisher folks and enable them to venture to the sea.
- Number of tuition classes, tailoring and computer classes in the affected area.
- Helping men and women earn decent income by providing them livelihood kits.
- Donation of fishing nets to fishermen.
- Repairs of over 300 boats that were damaged by the giant tsunami waves.
- Erecting a Memorial in memory of the victims of Tsunami.
- Repairing of damaged houses in Andanam & Nicobar Islands.
Major rehabilitation projects:
- Construction of 400 permanent houses at Keechankuppam village in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
- Construction of damaged temple at Poompuhar, in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu.
- Construction of a vocational training center at Seemlivilai in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.
- Construction of Anbu-Illam (Orphange) & vocational training center at Nagerkovil, in Anyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.
- Construction of 51 houses in Alappuzha district of Kerala.
- Drinking water project at Maya Bazar, Edavanna Kadu in Ernakulam district, Kerala
- Mobile medical van at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
- Construction of girl’s hostel to accommodate 100 students at Bakultala in Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar
- Construction of 100 permanent houses in Ampara and Batticaloa district., Sri Lanka.