When Kerala witnessed its worst flood in a century, Aster Volunteers answered the distress call.
More than fifty thousand homes had been destroyed, and 300 plus people died. To make matters worse, more than eighty thousand kilometres of roads were damaged, stopping all incoming aid in its tracks. At this trying time, Aster Volunteers sent out Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and rescue teams to relocate and rehabilitate those affected by the floods. Squads were dispatched to flood-affected areas in Kochi, Wayanad, Calicut, Idukki and their surrounding areas. And although we’ve managed to make a considerable impact, the job is far from over. Aster Volunteers continues to help in the rebuilding effort through medical camps, school supplies for children, and a rehabilitation project for the flood-affected families who lost their homes.
The Aster Volunteers Green Choices program will initiate a series of activations that will enable us to shift to a more sustainable future. We firmly believe that sustainability should be at the core of our business, and this is the first step.
Eco tales is a storytelling initiative to spread lasting awareness amongst school children on the need for preserving nature. The initiative will reach out to 50 schools in Kerala. We feel that the best audience for these stories are the ones whose future is actually at stake.
Aster Community Connect wants to better lives through providing livelihoods, medical aid, employment, free surgeries and more. And we do this through the help of our volunteers and partners. We will continue telling these stories of good that touched hearts and healed the one community we are all a member of - humanity.
As the people of Kerala get back on their feet, it’s time to rebuild - starting with their homes. Aster Homes will help rehabilitate or rebuild homes that were wholly or partially affected by the Kerala floods. We need volunteers to help execute this project.