When the floods submerged the state of Kerala in August 2018, film actress Jacqueline Fernandez came forward to support Habitat India as we initiated our disaster response. Pledging her support, she launched into action.
Jacqueline was involved in promoting the cause and Habitat’s work across her social media channels - Twitter, Instagram and Facebook too.Jacqueline made a personal donation and led a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for Habitat India’s support to flood-affected families. She also reached out to actors and filmmakers from the film industry like Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Kapoor, Remo D’Souza, John Abraham and Akshay Kumar, asking them to sign a brick to support our relief work.
On 12th January 2019, she launched the second edition of Jacqueline Builds in Kerala, working alongside actress Shweta Menon on the home of Sreedevi and Anilkumar, a family affected by the floods in Kerala.
She was supported by 25 volunteers from Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Kochi, staff from the Muthoot Group and a local Member of the Legislative Assembly – Mr. Anwar Sadat.
The goal is to build 200 disaster resilient homes for flood affected families in the months to come.