Chennai: The Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK), an Islamic organization, stepped in to provide relief after Cyclone Michaung devastated Chennai and its surrounding areas. People are still struggling with waterlogging and power outages in the city. The cyclone-triggered heavy rain had led to inundation in localities including Velachery and Tambaram. The people were seen leaving their homes for safer zones, carrying their children, and wading through stagnant water.
Under the leadership of Dr. M.H. Jawahirullah, MLA, TMMK members actively immersed themselves in the flooded streets, providing essential goods and food to those affected, showcasing an exemplary commitment to serving the community. With a 28-year legacy, the organization has been an instrumental force in aiding various natural calamities, notably making significant contributions during the Chennai Michaung Floods.
A touching incident unfolded when TMMK cadres valiantly rescued a helpless mother and her five-day-old baby, who were trapped due to the floodwaters. Their selfless act ensured the safe evacuation of the mother and child from their inundated home.
In moments of crisis, TMMK members transformed their backs into ladders, facilitating the rescue of women and elderly individuals from second-floor locations and guiding them into safety boats with unwavering dedication and success.
The organization’s outreach extended across Chennai district, disbursing medical supplies, food grains, and pre-cooked meals, catering to the diverse needs arising from the catastrophe.
TMMK’s history in Tamil Nadu is marked by a legacy of service, boasting a fleet of over 202 ambulances and receiving the Blood Donation Donor Award from the TN Governor for their commendable blood donation efforts. From the 2004 Tsunami to the 2015 Chennai Floods, their consistent service shines brightly, adding yet another chapter of benevolence during the 2023 Chennai Floods. Above all, TMMK stands as a beacon of social harmony, providing unwavering support to affected communities regardless of their religion or ideology.