Jacqueline Builds is a one of its kind campaign launched by Habitat for Humanity India in association with renowned Bollywood actress and celebrity Jacqueline Fernandez.
On 9th April, 2016 Jacqueline Fernandez visited Chennai, Tamil Nadu and volunteered to build homes in Padappai village along with 150 volunteers from corporates and schools across India in support of families affected by the Tamil Nadu Floods of 2015.
"My heart goes out to the victims as I know it must be heart-breaking to not have a home or shelter especially at a time like this. I teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the flood victims. As a public figure I can use my voice to generate awareness and funds for rebuilding lives. It's my small way of helping out. I also look forward to working with the volunteers in Chennai. There is no greater joy than giving back." - Jacqueline Fernandez.
Jacqueline Fernandez was extremely instrumental in spreading awareness about the campaign and raising funds for the relief work. From leveraging the social media platform to meeting the contributors to motivate them further, she went all out to gather support in order to provide shelter to the flood affected families.
Jacqueline Fernandez even reached out to other celebrities such as Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'souza Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor, Remo D'Souza, Varun Dhawan, Nargis Fakhri and Amitabh Bachchan who showed their solidarity to the campaign by signing bricks; a symbol of a strong foundation. Actor Hrithik Roshan donated INR 5 lakh to the campaign.
Habitat for Humanity India expresses its gratitude to Jacqueline Fernandez and to all the celebrities, organisations and individuals who supported our Jacqueline Builds campaign for the people affected by floods in Tamil Nadu.
After the recent floods in Kerala 2018, Jacqueline Fernandez has once again come forward in support of the families affected by the floods. In addition to her personal donation to Habitat for Humanity India, Jacqueline Fernandez will now travel to Kerala in December 2018 to build homes for the people of Kerala.
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To get involved in Jacqueline Builds, write to Jagdish Peswani on firstname.lastname@example.org