I’M sure you all have seen the images on the news of the devastation left behind by the unprecedented flooding in Kerala, India, writes Rachel Maclean MP.
Hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands of people have been displaced.
The huge loss of life is truly heartbreaking and my thoughts are with everyone affected.
Around 100 families from Kerala have made Redditch their home and many of them work at the Alexandra Hospital and Rockline Industries.
This must be a very worrying and upsetting time for them all, especially those with family in Kerala.
Over the weekend, Lizomon Mapranath got in touch with me to let me know that Redditch is playing its part in helping those affected by the devastating floods in Kerala.
He told me that 99 per cent of their families in Kerala have been affected by the flooding.
The Kerala community in Redditch have set-up a fund which will be donated to the Kerala Government Chief Minister’s relief fund.
They are also collecting clothes and essential items for those who have lost everything in the floods.
Lizomon has asked if you can spare anything at all, no matter how small, please do donate it online on the Government of Kerala’s website: www.donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/. I will be.
Since I was elected as Redditch’s MP I have seen how incredibly generous our town is and how our community will always do whatever it can to help those in need.
I’m certain our town will extend this generosity and compassion to the people of Kerala.
Rachel Maclean MP