Dear Friends,

As all of you would have heard, the northern coastal districts of Tamil Nadu have been severely affected by flooding in the aftermath of unprecedented rains. Thousands have been rendered homeless and many more have lost their livelihood. Transport and communication systems are paralyzed.

A massive effort is required to help the thousands of stranded people get back on their feet. Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu is also involved in relief work. Our volunteers have already been active in distributing food to areas around T.Nagar. In the coming days, we hope to continue our efforts.

We invite contributions in cash and material for relief efforts from all our friends. Please circulate this appeal widely to our activists, volunteers and well-wishers.

For Financial Contributions:

Acc. No.: 352102010049659
Acc. Name: Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu
Bank: Union Bank of India
Branch: Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai
IFSC code: UBIN0535214

For Material Contributions:

Suthir - 9944384857, 7358061140
Vinoth - 9789188900
FSFTN Landline - 04443504670

Ping us on Telegram:

Prasanna (@prashere) - 9940325718
Raj Anand (@hacktivist) - 9566152513
Aravind (@aravindgd) - 9500683173

Android App for P2P Communication

Most of the network infrastructure of the city is down and people were not able to communicate with each other due to the failure of centralized nature of telecom infrastructure.

We also recommend to download and install an Android Application called Rumble to form ad-hoc networks to communicate. Do spread this apk of this application. We recommend this since it's free software and also it works.

Regards,
FSFTN.