Floods in Chennai, Thousands in Need.
Chennai, India is home to population of 4.6 million people. Since November, the city has been pummeled by non-stop rainfall, including a staggering 16 inches in just two days at the beginning of December 2015. Streets are flooded in neck-deep waters, entire homes are submerged, and in several areas people are struggling to get food and clean drinking water.
As a global company, we have staff in the US, Romania, and India, including the hardest-hit areas of Chennai. Several of our friends and family there have lost everything—their homes, their vehicles, their irreplaceable photos and heirlooms. Nevertheless these team members have continued to come into work every single day, and our average response time has barely increased from two minutes to three minutes. It would be an understatement to say we are proud of these team members.
You can learn more about the flooding in Chennai by visiting chennairestored.org, a website we built to help boost awareness and outreach. We’ve also included links to several relief organizations where you can easily donate money that goes directly to food, blankets, shelter, and more. Read, learn, and donate what you feel comfortable donating.
We have since deactivated the Chennai Restored website. Thank you for your contribution and support!
To our folks in Chennai, our amazing users, and everyone else—stay warm and stay safe this season. Our thoughts are with you.
– The Setmore Team
by Cassandra @ Setmore
Writer, editor and scheduling product expert at Setmore Appointments.