Chennai Floods: Hot Meals and Grocery Packets Reach Locals in Vyasarpadi

Project Rise volunteers in Chennai extend relief efforts in the aftermath of the cyclone Michaung.

Chennai city came to a standstill on 3rd December when intense winds and torrential rains from Cyclone Michaung battered the city, upending the lives of residents in its wake. This is the fourth tropical cyclone of the year over the Bay of Bengal. Over two days, Chennai received about 468 mm of rainfall leading to power outages and water logging that disrupted air and rail services. 

In response to the crisis, Project Rise volunteers distributed 1000 nutritious food packets in the Vyasarpadi area which was one of the worst affected.

‘Vyasarpadi had been blocked off by the government as it was flooded. However, as the water levels receded, we delivered meals that were cooked on-site and served fresh,’ said a volunteer for Project Rise.

Following a survey of flood-affected areas in North Chennai, volunteers offered assistance by delivering essential groceries to the families of students enrolled at Nadar Mudaliyar Government School. 

A total of 300 grocery bags containing essential food items were distributed to those facing hardship. Parents expressed their relief at receiving basic provisions to prepare meals and provide for their children.

Project Rise is the global philanthropic arm of the Dawoodi Bohra community that looks to mobilise volunteers across different focus areas to uplift the less fortunate in society and provide assistance in the aftermath of natural disasters.

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December 22, 2023
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