Jacque­line’s quest to spread pos­i­tiv­ity

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Jacque­line Fer­nan­dez will be fly­ing to Aluva, in the north­ern suburb of the city of Kochi in Ker­ala, to help re­build homes that were de­stroyed in the Ker­ala floods in Au­gust.

A source re­veals, “Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity In­dia is launch­ing the sec­ond edi­tion of Jacque­line Builds. The ac­tor will be vis­it­ing ar­eas such as Thu­ruth and Nadu­van­nur, in Kerela, which are half an hour’s ride apart from each other. Dur­ing her visit, Jacque­line plans to in­ter­act with the af­fected fam­i­lies. Mean­while, she is in­volved in help­ing the re­lief work team mo­bilise funds of over ₹50 lakh by en­cour­ag­ing in­di­vid­ual donors and cor­po­rates to con­trib­ute. From her end, she’s try­ing to be com­pletely in­volved in the en­tire process.”

Talk­ing about it, the ac­tor says, “Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity helped me put to­gether Jacque­line Builds, for Tamil Nadu back in 2016. When we started we did not re­ally ex­pect the amount of help that we re­ceived from all over In­dia, hence the sec­ond edi­tion of Jacque­line builds for Ker­ala was but nat­u­ral. Our small sup­port will help to not only re­build their homes but also their lives, in a way , by bring­ing some pos­i­tiv­ity around. The most im­por­tant thing in this ini­tia­tive is we start from bot­tom — right from car­ry­ing the bricks to putting ce­ment and con­struct­ing a whole new place which they can call a ‘Home’. The hap­pi­ness they get and the re­lief they get as they again will be hav­ing a shel­ter to live un­der to be with their fam­ily, is price­less.”

Jacque­line Fer­nan­dez is go­ing to Kerela to help re­build homes for the flood vic­tims

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