By attending this event,
you are becoming part of #RebuildKerala movement!
If you would like to be added to the waiting list please send us an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of tickets you are interested in. We will let you know by Oct 5th Friday.
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. Given the scale of the devastation caused by
floods, the state has a humongous task to bring the
lives back to normalcy.
'Seattle Sings for
Kerala' is a live music concert with Tamil and Malayalam
songs to extend a helping hand to Kerala during this
hour of crisis. Please do come and lend your support for
this great cause!
Performed by Rhythms Music
Group in association with Seattle Saptaswara on
2018, 4:00 PM at Kirkland Performance Center
All the proceeds from this show will
go towards the rebuilding efforts in Kerala.
more details, please reach out to -
Rajesh Arumugam -
+1 (425) 283-7486
Ashley Elenjickal - +1 (425)
Santhosh Nair - +1 (425) 770-2595
How do we distribute the raised
Care & Share will partner with local NGOs in Kerala to
identify beneficiaries. Each of these beneficiaries'
requirements will be carefully studied before allocating
any funds to them. If a donor takes care of at least 50%
of the funds needed for a beneficiary's requirement,
then that donor will be connected with the beneficiary.
Some of the requirements we have seen so far are funds
required to repair houses, medical accessories such as
wheel chairs, loss of income generating petty shops or
umbrella making units, domestic animals etc. After
completion of a project, one of our volunteers will be
visiting the site to make sure funds were utilized in a
satisfactory manner. We will have direct knowledge of
every penny spent in this regard.
1. Is this fundraiser to support
CMDRF (Chief Minister Funds)
No. We have another
drive going on for CMDRF. You can find it
2. Any of these funds will go to rescue operations?
No. Rescue and relief operations are mostly taken care
by state & central govts along with local NGOs and
3. Where exactly the funds from this
We will be exclusively using this drive to
rebuild houses. We have got requests from islands in
Ernakulam suburbs Chennur, Chariyamthuruthu, four
panchayaths along Canoli Canal in Thrissur coast
and another three panchayaths near Kodungallur. Will be
soon receiving requests from some badly affected Alleppy
areas as well. We are waiting for the information
regarding how much funds they will get from the govt.
4. How much will it cost to rebuild houses?
its repair work its anywhere from Rs 50K to 2Lakhs. To
completely rebuild a house of 450 SF, it will cost
somewhere between Rs 5.5 lakhs to 6 lakhs.
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
6. How the funds will be paid to
Care & Share can send the funds only
to organizations in India having FCRA approval from
Central Govt. We will find local organizations who can
partner with us in this effort and make sure all the
money we send are channeled to the beneficiary without
anyone taking any cut. All payments will be through bank
transfers and paid only upon producing bills and
7. How many houses are you planning to
Care & Share has plans to rebuild at least
25 houses at a rough estimate of 1 crore. We will
sponsor few of those with the funds raised from this
8. How much you plan to raise from this
Our target is to raise $25K from this event.
9. How much fees and services charges are
deducted from my donation?
None. Neither Care & Share
or the NGOs that we partner with will take anything from
your donation. If you donated through PayPal, they
charge around 2.2% as processing fees. We get your
donation after deducting those.
10. Do I get to
know who benefited with my donation?
Yes. We pool
money for each of the houses that we repair or rebuild.
You will get the address and phone number of the
beneficiaries. You are welcome to visit them in your
next India trip.
Thank you for your