The five families from Kerala who lost their house in the 2018 floods received the keys of their newly constructed houses. The houses were built by the members of St Thomas Church of Mira Road belonging to Diocese of Kalyan. The Karunya Trust wing of St Thomas Church managed to raise an amount of twenty-eight lakhs for the rehabilitation of the flood affected victims of Kerala. The amount was contributed by the members of the Church and the certain well-wishers from outside the church.
The keys of the construction completed houses were handed over to its respective family heads in the last few months. Pappath Rajeev from Athirapilly Gram Panchayat received the keys of the newly constructed house on October 29,2018. Panamarathe Dileep from Wayanad and Unnikrishnan from Thrissur received the keys of the newly built house in the month of January 2019. Jacob from Alappuzha and Tintu Jino from Kottayam received the keys on 25th May 2019. The newly constructed houses have an area of 540 sq cm and were constructed at a cost of Rs 5.5 lakhs each.
It was in the month of August 2018, when Kerala witnessed the worst flood of the century due to unusually high rainfall costing the lives of 483 people.
Source: Manorama News