The Kerala Club of Detroit, Michigan donated 1000 beds to the inhabitants at Kanjikkode Apna Ghar relief camp at a function held in Palakkad in the presence of Sri. D. Balamurali IAS (District Collector, Palakkad) and Krishnakumar (Deputy Chairman,Palakkad Muncipality). This will cover the bedding need for all the people at this relief camp site. Mr.Subash Ramachandran, ex-president of the Kerala club along with Sujith Menon handled the logistics from our end. The Kerala Club worked with VISWAS, an NGO in Palakkad to coordinate these efforts.
Apna Ghar is originally a state-of-the-art facility for migrant workers which is yet to be inaugurated and occupied. This was converted to a relief camp due to the urgent flood situation. Apna ghar facility has 64 big rooms and there are 610 people in this relief camp. Most of the occupants in this relief camp are from various flood affected areas of Palakkad like Kalpathy, Sekharipuram, Olavakkode, Kadukkam Kunnu and Shankhu Varathodu.