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Sunny Leone donates 1200 kg of food material for Kerala flood victims, says she wants to do more

Sunny Leone wrote on Instagram that she has donated 1200 kg of food for people affected by Kerala floods.

bollywood Updated: Aug 24, 2018 16:15 IST
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Sunny Leone has donated food material for people affected by Kerala floods.

Sunny Leone joined the list of celebs who have contributed for rehabilitation of people affected by Kerala floods. Sunny revealed in an Instagram post that she and husband Daniel Weber have donated over 1,200 kg food material for the Kerala flood victims.

Sunny wrote: “Today Daniel and I will hopefully be able to feed a few of the many people in Kerala that need a warm meal with 1,200 kg (1.3 tons) of rice and daal. I know it’s not a dent in what actually needs to be sent and I wish I could do more.” The actor thanked actor Prateik Babbar and Siddhant Kapoor for organising a special fundraiser for Kerala. She wrote: “Humanity at its finest, Prateik Babbar and Siddhanth Kapoor, the men who arranged an amazing event at B in Juhu to bring help to those in need. You guys are so amazing.”

The fund-raiser was organised by Prateik and Siddhanth along with restaurateur Suved Lohia here. “I wanted to do more than just contributing financially since I believe the victims would need the essential necessities to rebuild their lives and not just financial aid. While we are accepting financial donations, our attempt is to bring together the entire industry on a single platform and show solidarity towards the unfortunate calamity by actually showing up at the event. In fact, we plan to visit Kerala and distribute what we have so collected so that we know our efforts are reaching those afflicted directly,” Prateik said in a statement.

Other Bollywood stars have also come to the aid of flood-battered Kerala by providing funds, food items, medicine and personal belongings such as clothes and even cooking for the affected people.

Amitabh Bachchan has sent in his clothes and shoes apart from Rs 51 lakh, while star couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma has provided food and medicines, and

also contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. “Anushka and Virat are sending a truck loaded with food and medicines and support systems for the animals in need,” said a source in the know of the development.

“They have teamed up with a local animals rights NGO and are also helping to send rescue teams comprising eight members for rehab and treatment. Rescue teams will be looking at rescue of strays in Kerala and the protection of wildlife. They will look to provide support and care to the animals that are in need for urgent help,” the source added.

In a heartwarming gesture, Randeep went out of his way to go to ground zero and do his bit. Khalsa Aid posted a photograph of the actor cooking with them to feed the affected people.

“Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda joins the Khalsa Aid team in Kerala! It’s great to see celebrities on the ground and not just simply commenting on social media,” read an Instagram post by the organisation.

On his part, the actor said he felt blessed to be a part of the team of volunteers helping in the relief work. “Every little step counts,” he added.

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has contributed Rs 1 crore on behalf of a fan, has also informed people about the requirement of Doxycycline capsules which are being distributed in Kerala for tackling bacterial infections among the affected population.

“Immediate and important, here is how you could help in Kerala flood relief. Kerala medical department has estimated a requirement of 2,500,000 capsules of Doxycycline. My team is there,” tweeted Sushant, who has sent a team of five volunteers from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, skilled electricians and carpenters, to Kerala.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 16:09 IST