Clothing Drive for Chennai Floods

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The Chennai Floods of 2015

PARSIPPANY — The 2015 South Indian floods resulted from heavy rainfall during the annual monsoon in November-December floods 2015.

The flooding has been attributed to El Nino phenomenon, which broke a 100 year record and the areas effected were capital of Tamil Nadu – Chennai and adjacent villages and cities. Nearly 400 people have died and 1.8 million have been displaced, with damages exceeding US $15 billion.

Thousands of people have been rendered homeless and are in immediate need of basic requirement: food, shelter and clothing. In an effort to help people, Indian community living in New Jersey have come up with a novel idea to donate clothing. As part of this clothing drive, we are collecting new and gently used clothes for all age groups. Goal: We are a group of more than 20 volunteers who are actively involved in this drive. We have 20 feet container, which is roughly 300 large home depot boxes. The estimated shipping cost is $3,000.

The organizers notified Parsippany Focus, that they received enough clothing at this point, and is just requesting donations money to help pay for the shipping costs, and can be anything from $1 to $10 or even more.

You can donate at PAL (Police Athletic League) at the following times:

Saturday, December 19: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

The Parsippany PAL is located at 33 Baldwin Road.