Facebook Donates Rs 1.75 Cr For Kerala Floods:- With the whole country supporting Kerala which has been badly shattered with rains and floods, social networking giant facebook too stepped out and turned a lending hand. Facebook donated Rs 1.75 crores for the relief activities in the state. Facebook will donate the quoted amount through Community Resilience Fund for GOONJ - a Delhi-based non-profit organisation which has been taking care of the relief activities in the impacted places in Kerala.
Facebook on the other hand used the features like live, joining communities and creating pages to raise funds and connect people. Over 300 people lost their lives and lakhs of people turned homeless with the heavy downpour in Kerala from August 8th. The rains resulted in massive landslides and floods across 14 districts in the state. Several states donated massive amount along with providing food materials, water and medicines which have been reaching the relief camps. IMD revealed that there would be no rains this week which was a huge relief for the people. The rescue and relief activities are currently on.