In August 2018, the state of Kerala was hit by its most severe disaster flood in nearly a century. Heavy rainfall and landslides took a huge toll in terms of lives lost and damage to key infrastructure, farmlands, commercial property and homes throughout the state. Over 480 people lost their lives in the tragedy and over a million were displaced from their homes. The total damage to the state is estimated to be over INR 20,000 crore.
— Arsenal Kerala (@ArsenalKerala) August 24, 2018
Thanking Arsenal and Indian Gooners for the timely help, Tony George – Chairman of AKSC, shared the following message while speaking to arsenalkerala.com
We here at Arsenal Kerala, on behalf of all the fans and the people of the state, thank Arsenal and Gooners from across India for the incredible support in terms of contributions and supplies that have been pouring in from different parts of our country and the World.
The road to recovery will be a long and hard one. But your support, encouraging words and generosity fills us with optimism.
To our Gooner brothers in Kerala, keep up the good work.Through your social media posts, vital dispatch of supplies and contributions, you have joined the armed forces, NDRF, local authorities and on-ground volunteers in perhaps the largest crowdsourced relief operation in our nation’s history.
You have helped communicate distress calls from people in need, coordinate rescue operations and ensure the steady supply of food, drinking water, clothes, sanitary products, medicines and other essentials.
You have done us and Arsenal proud.