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Poker Tournament to #RebuildKerala



By attending this event, you are becoming part of #RebuildKerala movement!


Suggested Donation for participation: $40 + MS Match

About Event:
The beautiful land of Kerala (southernmost state of India), famously referred as "God's own Country" is reeling under the aftermath of unprecedented rainfall and devastating floods, the worst in over a century. It is estimated that the floods may have caused over Rs. 19,500 crores (~ USD 3 + billion) worth of damages, destroying homes, roads, bridges and huge tracts of farmland. As per the Government of Kerala, it has killed more than 400 people and has displaced more than 700,000 people. While the water has receded thousands of people are living in hut like temp shelters.

Care & Share is planning to build 25 houses in the districts of Thrissur, Ernakulam and Alappuzha. Each house is around 450 sq ft with 1 Bedroom, Kitchen and Hall and costs around Rs 4 lakhs to Rs 4.5 lakhs (appx $6,000).


Care N Share poker tournament is an effort to raise funds towards our project to build houses directly to the affected victims.


Oct 22nd 2018, 5:30 PM at MS Commons Café 42/43

Suggested donation: $40 + MS Match


For more details, please reach out to -
Jyothish Nair  (425) 283-7486
Sajith Balan  (425) 599 6801

Ashley Elenjickal (425) 273-6021

These are some of the families waiting for your generosity.


Rukmani, 68 years widow, lives with her daughter and two grand daughters

Shanta, 65 years widow, lives with her 36 years old daughter


Sathyan, fisherman, lives with his mother, wife and two kids

Laila Ali, single mother and daily wager, lives with her twin boys

One of the proposed plans for a 450 sq ft, 1 bedroom, kitchen, hall house. The expense is around Rs 4.5 lakhs. See the expense estimate here.


1.      How are beneficiaries selected?

We have received more than 50 requests so far from heavily affected area’s MLA office or ward member office. From these we have chosen 25 households with:

-        Elderly people (age above 60)

-        Special needs

-        Cancer or similar life threatening disease

-        Widows

-        Girl children

2.      Won’t these families get help from the Govt?

Nobody knows that yet. Even if Govt is doing something, it will take its own course of time. Families with critical needs may not be able to wait that long.


3.      There are some funds coming from the govt. Will the beneficiaries get double paid?

We are doing every effort for this not to happen. We will be distributing funds only with the knowledge of local panchayaths. Govt funds are routed through panchayaths. Panchayaths will make sure beneficiaries are not paid through multiple channels.


4.      Who will carry out the work?

In each location, there is a group of masons, carpenters, roof builders, etc. They will be monitored either by Care & Share Kerala Chapter members or our point of contact.


5.      How much will it cost to rebuild houses?

To completely rebuild a house of 450 SF, it will cost somewhere between Rs 4.5 lakhs to 6 lakhs depending upon the location. We will cap our support to Rs 4.5 lakhs (appx $6,000)

Thank you for your support!



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