Cyclone Gaja - Ambalapattu Village Project

Cyclone Gaja, which made landfall on November 16th has left a trail of destruction in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, and Nagapattinam districts of Tamilnadu. The devastation caused by this powerful cyclone with wind speeds reaching up to 120 kmph has claimed over 45 lives.

Ambalapattu, which was a beautiful village in Thanjavur district is one of the villages that faced the full brunt of this storm. Thousands of trees including banyan trees that were over 40 years old have been uprooted from the village. Coconut farms and banana plantations have been completely ruined. Several hundred farmers have lost their livelihood and left in a completely hopeless situation. Hundreds of houses have been severely damaged forcing many to take shelter in nearby temples.

The electricity infrastructure have been seriously damaged and likely to require several weeks of sustained efforts before power can be restored in the village. This has seriously impacted water sources and communication channels. Schools are badly damaged and needs significant work before kids could go back to school.

On behalf of the affected people of Ambalapattu, San Antonio Tamil Sangam would like to request and appeal to you to contribute generously for this noble cause. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

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If writing a check for your donation, make your check payable to "SA Tamil Sangam", in the memo section mention "Cyclone Gaja - Ambalapattu Village Project"


Mrs. Ramani Raghunath,

7334 Eagle Ledge, San Antonio, TX 78249.

Name of the Organization: SA Tamil Sangam.

EIN # 81-0915793

Fund raised here will be spent to meet the immediate needs of the village including buying power generators, machines to cut and clear trees, restoration of power infrastructure, school renovation, and life sustenance.

To know more about current situation about this project, please reach out to Venkatesh (210) 913-8584 and Rajaguru (210) 900-6618.

Few videos about current situation at Ambalapattu Village.

Thank You So Much For Your Generous Donation.

S.No Full Name Amount
1 Ravishankar Sundaramoorthy $100.00
2 Karthik Baskaran $25.00
3 Tamilselvam Nehru $50.00
4 Sundar Thambiraj $100.00
5 Anirudh Kumar $25.00
6 VijayaKumar Parathasarthy $75.00
7 Suresh Sivalingam $50.00
8 Sandeep Subramanian $11.00
9 Kalaichelvi Asokan $100.00
10 Sriramprasad Kasthura Mohanram $25.00
11 Chandrasekaran Thumatialagarswamy $250.00
12 Sundar Kothandaraman $200.00
13 Mariselvam Palaniselvam $100.00
14 Vinoth Kumar Sampath Kumar $50.00
15 Rajaguru Paramasamy $250.00
16 Ruban Thangaraj $200.00
17 Sumitha Mudaliyar $25.00
18 Rameshkumar Ramamoorthy $51.44
19 Gunasekar rajavel $25.00
20 Kumar Veerappan $102.56
21 Periasamy Arulmani $100.00
22 Sudha and Prashant $100.00
23 Nandini Elangovan $200.00
24 Sivasakthi Pothiraj $50.00
25 Maheshwer Annamalai $100.00
26 Akila Dharani $100.00
27 Mahesh Visvanathan $100.00
28 Dr. Bakthavathasalam Athreya and Jayashri $100.00
29 Kalapana Iyengar $50.00
30 Karthikeyan Subbahnaidu $100.00