With the mission to rebuild flood-hit Kerala, Bollywood actress and Habitat for Humanity India Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez visited Aluva on 12th January 2019, to build disaster resilient homes for the families affected by the devastating floods. Her visit to Kerala and interaction with the local families is part of NGO Habitat for Humanity India’s campaign ‘Jacqueline Builds’ in support of the families affected by disasters.
Jacqueline made a whole lot of difference with her gracious presence in Aluva – one of the regions which was heavily flooded – by working alongside a team of volunteers, local community to build a home for Sreedevi S and Anilkumar KC. In a unique show of solidarity, she was also joined by actress Shweta Menon who for the build.
Jacqueline Fernandez, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity India, has been actively instrumental in spreading awareness and raising funds for the relief work. From leveraging the social media platform to raise awareness about the initiative, to setting up her personal crowdfunding campaign on Ketto Jacqueline Fernandez went all out to gather support in order to build homes. She even made a personal donation to Habitat for Humanity India. Jacqueline also reached out to several other celebrities from the Indian film industry such as Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Remo D’Souza who joined Jacqueline in this noble cause and lent their support.
Habitat for Humanity India aims to build 500 disaster-resilient homes.
The disaster-resilient homes being built by Habitat for Humanity India in Kerala are equipped with six additional base pillars which can withstand the impact of earthquakes. In addition, the homes are built three feet above the ground level to prevent flood-waters seeping into the home.
“Kerala witnessed the worst floods in almost a century which destroyed thousands of homes and left people with no access to basic necessities. The loss of lives and infrastructure in Kerala has been so massive that the entire country needs to come together to Rebuild Kerala. By doing Jacqueline Builds in Kerala, Habitat for Humanity India and I have made an earnest effort to rebuild the lives of the flood-affected people. We appeal to the individuals, corporates and philanthropists to come forward and support this initiative. I am fortunate to be in Aluva today to build home for Sreedevi S and Anilkumar KC and extend my solidarity with the flood-affected people. Habitat for Humanity India is doing some great work in Kerala and I feel privileged to partner with them. I also acknowledge the support of all the people who have extended their help to the cause,” said Bollywood actress and Habitat for Humanity India Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez.