26th December, 2004 will be remembered for all time for the death and destruction caused by the killer-waves of the Tsunami. MCDS was perhaps the worst hit NGO by this tragedy. One of its adopted areas, Srinivasapuram on the coastal areas was the worst hit. As many as 7 of its associates including 2 members of MCDS staff perished, and 2 other members of the staff while trying to save some children. Loss of life and property was enormous.
MCDS was the first on the scene to lend a helping hand, networking with the Indian Medical Association. One of the mini buses of MCDS was converted into a mobile clinic to provide healthcare to thousands of families. MCDS continues its association with the victims of the tsunami. Children are helped with schooling, youth are sent for vocational training, men and women to form Self Help Groups, elders are supported and health care provided for the entire community.
Unprecedented flood in Chennai brought untold suffering to the riverside dwellers. MCDS was probably the first to start the distribution of relief materials in collaboration with St. Louis Institute, Adyar, Mr .Paul Sathya Chelladurai of Montfort 90 “Aloha” batch and other Alumni of Montfort Yercaud like Mr. George Mathew, Mr. Thangaprabhu, ‘Paragon Footwears’, Mr. Shankar Roy(Australia) and ‘The Abrao Group’