May 04, 2016
Jacqueline Fernandez along with hundreds of volunteers engages herself in the task of building homes for Tamil Nadu flood victims.
Mumbai: Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez joined hands with Habitat for Humanity India to launch a campaign 'Jacqueline Builds' to build homes for Chennai flood victims in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Habitat for Humanity is an NGO that builds homes and provides housing-related services to low-income, marginalized families across India. An army of 200 volunteers got a chance to join this noble cause with the bollywood star.
A sum of more than Rs. 2.5 lakh was also raised by the students of Panbai International School, Santacruz to aid the families affected by Tamil Nadu floods in December 2015. Jacqueline Fernandez appreciated students' efforts in contributing towards 'Jacqueline Builds’. On the occasion Jacqueline said, " The funds raised by students will make a huge difference and will enable the families to reclaim their lives.” She also appealed to every Indian to come up and donate to 'Jacqueline builds' for the people of Chennai.
After successfully completing the relief operation in two phases, Habitat for Humanity India was looking at building strong disaster resilient houses for the families affected by the floods. The floods affected over 17 lakh families.
In the first phase, Habitat for Humanity India provided food and water to 12,476 families and distributed Humanitarian aid kits to 7000 families in Tamil Nadu. Under Phase 3, they aim to build 10,000 disaster resilient homes for the affected families.