‘Facebook presents One India’ is a series which showcases stories of ordinary people coming together to impact the lives of many for the better. It assesses how they encouraged and supported communities to find solutions, contain issues, and improve the lives of others.
In 2015, Chennai faced an unprecedented amount of rainfall that threw people’s lives completely out of gear. People were stranded all over looking for food shelter and transport. NGOs, social media and ordinary people came together to help those in need. Organisations such as Bhoomika Trust efficiently utilised social media as a tool to collect enough funds to serve over 50,000 meals in just a matter of days. They were not only successful in giving shelter to the needy but were also able to provide long term rehabilitation.