The earthquakeâ€™sÂ Â that hit Pakistan in 2005 and 2008Â were regarded as the worst tragedy for the nation. Few have realized that the recent floods have in fact caused more damage then those earthquakeâ€™s did. As per latest reports official figures stand atÂ 1600 dead andÂ 12 million left homeless.
The Monsoon rains beganÂ two weeks ago and have washed away roads, bridges and communications lines, hampering rescue efforts by aid organizations and the government. The downpours have grounded many aircraft trying to rescue people and ferry aid, including six helicopters manned by US troops on secondment from Afghanistan.
Currently 30,000 Pakistan Army troops are busy in rescue and relief efforts. Where asÂ the Earthquake of 2005 and 2008 and the IDP crisis were devastating,Â unlike the Flooding they were contained within a geographic area. Flooding has been reportedÂ fromÂ Kyhber-Pakthunkwa all they way down to SouthernÂ Punjab andÂ Â Sindh.
There is only so much the government and the armed forces can do in the face of such a massive disaster and so we as citizens have undertaken the mantle of trying to add our little drop to the ocean/
To that end,Â SA Relief operating under the aiegus ofÂ Paksef has joined hands with Motorclub of Pakistan, andÂ Â Off-Roaders Pakistan to collect funds for flood relief victims starting withÂ areas surroundingÂ Moro, Sindh by distributing car packets.
Each care packet will contain 20 kg flour, 2 kgÂ Â dal, 1 kg oil,Â and 3 kg rice,. Based on current market rates each packet will costs 920 PKR (Pakistani Rupees), that is around 13 USD (U.S. Dollars).
WhatÂ we need is your help in raising funds, please donate generously.Â Zakat is accepted as well.
Donations can be made one of two ways:
By depositing intoÂ MOTORSPORTS CLUB PAKISTAN account at Samba Bank Ltd. in Karachi. A/C#06500379349Â orÂ Â ChipIn viaÂ PayPal:
Online contributions are being collected byÂ PAKISTAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FOUNDATION, a 501(c)(3) registered California based not-for-profit organization, EIN#Â 20-2950808. For info contact: [email protected]
Cross-posted to:Â Teeth Maestro,Â iFaqeer,Â Siliconstani,Â Sindhiyat
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