On July 10, the Assam state disaster management authority reported that 20 districts of the state are reeling under floods with as many as 67 revenue circles affected.

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In a bid to provide relief to those affected by floods, netizens started a donation drive on Monday. Under the aegis of the Guwahati Metro Community, a Facebook page, netizens started taking donations in an Axis Bank account. The funds will be used to provide relief to flood affected people.

The Assam state disaster management authority on Monday said that around 12.5 lakh people were affected due to overflowing water level in as many as 10 rivers flowing through the state.

The Guwahati Metro Community, primarily started as a Facebook confessions page, has been associated with flood relief campaign since last two years. The page collects money and relief materials which in turn are donated to flood victims.

“Kindly lend your helping hand please. People are suffering from flood…nothing to eat, not even a single drop of pure water to consume. Everyone of us have a heart that cry whenever we see something cruel, so how can you all be so quiet, how can you show your back to those people. Those people are of the same land you are living in. So please lend your helping hand at this hour when they need your support,” the page appealed.

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“We all spend so much of money in the name of many things but a small contribution from you all can help them to live another day in peace. Feel the inner peace when they smile receiving your contribution. Please guys help us to help them,” the Facebook page added.

Donations can be sent to:
Anityam Kalita
Axis Bank
IFSC Code: UTIB0000860

The campaigners further said that they will soon start receiving donations through PayTM.

When quizzed about not involving an NGO to collect the funds, team GMC said, “We as a page and our users are doing it from past 2 years. We do not have any NGO but our users believe us, if you can’t, which is obvious, no need to donate. Kindly share our words to others and be a helping hand.”

The Guwahati Metro Community announced the flood relief campaign in association with another Facebook page, Teenagers of Assam.

The News Mill could not independently audit the funds collected last year and its utilization. Although, we did witness the Guwahati Metro Community helping flood victims.

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