Demonetisation: Kerala church opens its offering box to help people fight financial crunch

In a noble gesture, a church in Kerala has opened up its offering box to help people tide over demonetisation.

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Ernakulam, Nov 15: In the past few days, almost every adult in India have faced the harrowing experience of waiting in a long queue in front of a bank or an ATM.

These are definitely difficult times as severe cash crunch has hit the country in the wake of the scrapping of high value currency notes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government on November 8.

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In these times of gloom and chaos, there are many who have come out to help people to tide over difficulties.

In a noble gesture, a church in Kerala has opened up its offering box to help people.

On Sunday, a church at Kakkanad in Ernakulam opened two of its donation boxes for the people who attended mass.

The church Vicar Fr Jimmy Poochakkad said devout are allowed to take money from the boxes.

He added that people can later give the money back as a "gift", once the financial crisis gets over.

The boxes were opened around 6 am in the morning, and closed only in the evening.

According to the priest, around 200 families made use of this facility

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