The Kerala floods caused widespread devastation and hundreds of people lost their lives. Thankfully the sensible ones are doing their bit to help the locals in every way possible. The Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) and the navy have been relentlessly doing their bit to help the people in the state. This time around tech giants too pitched in to help, which hugely helped the cause.
Xiaomi is going to repair smartphones damaged by the floods free of cost.
The Mobile Indian quoted Xiaomi Vice President and Managing Director Manu Jain saying, “We will repair all the water damaged Xiaomi Smartphones in Kerala free of cost.”
Xiaomi had also sent fully charged Mi power banks to relief camps.
Google’s ‘Person Finder’ tool lets you look for friends or family back in Kerala or update information on people who might be stuck in areas severely affected by floods.
Google Maps also has made it easier to send your location to people.
Their ‘Plus Code’ feature can pinpoint your exact location easily through your Android devices, even if they are offline.
Zomato lets you donate meals through its ‘Help Kerala’ feature on its app. You can donate a meal for 3, which is priced at ₹90, for 6 which costs ₹180 and a meal for 10 which is priced at ₹300.
Amazon lets you donate to an NGO of your choice. You can choose from Goonj, Habitat for Humanity India, World Vision India, and OXFAM India.
Facebook’s Crisis Response Page also helped in aggregating content from across platforms during the Kerala Floods. Facebook India’s page also put up a post to ask users to donate to GOONJ or the CMDRF.