Pk relief update # 2

Ever since the start of our first flood relief mission to Sukkur on 14th August 2010 the sheer number of lives that we may have impacted is truly unimaginable

PkRelief has to its credit the following statistics

  • Provided 36,800 persons with food/ration hampers, enough to last them a week
  • Provided 25,000 people with immediate ready to eat one-time meals
  • Provided 280 tents in various locations, Sukkur, Shikarpur and Thatta which will provide shelter to 280 families or 2800 people
  • Provided 500 families with clothes
  • Provided 6 trucks of water bottles approximately 1000 cases of 1.5 ltr bottles

It gives me immense satisfaction that ever since the Floods 2010 hit Pakistan there has been an immense out pouring of love by Pakistanis and the citizens of the world to help rehabilitate the poeple of Pakistan affected by the floods in Pakistan. On 8th August we initiated launch from our blogs and partnered with for tapping the online donors this was augmented by a strong local offline effort amongst our family & friends who helped usMashallah raise over US$ 142,000 [last tally on 13th Sept 2010].

Being based in Karachi the PkRelief team which comprised of primarily members from the OffroadPakistan club which was also joined in by the 70GDP group to launch around seven relief missions to the Sindh region. Credit for the on ground effort must go to a large group of volunteers like myself (Dr. Awab Alvi), Rehan Bandukda, Faisal Kapadia, Nabil Jangda, Atif Ashraf, Aman Ashraf, Taimur Mirza, Khizer Rashid, Hamid Omar, Adeel Ashraf, Hamid Zahur, Rashid Zahur, Sabiha Omar, Khalid Omar, Sadiqa Awab, Zantiana Saqib, the 70- GDP group lead by Capt Shahid and his family and Cmdr Raza while there are many others who played a significant role and would be difficult to name individually but we salute their commitment as well. It is my belief that all these volunteers have done their part not for any personal gains but for their patriotic spirit to have served tirelessly for the people of Pakistan.

View PkRelief Missions in a larger map

We as a team have taken great care to ensure that each food hamper or item is hand delivered to our best ability and hope that we have done justice in disbursing these Zakat and Sadka donations in the proper way. It is also for the reason of transparency that we choose to fully document all entire relief missions online on Twitter, facebook and also on our blogs, the intention was not to tweet our own horn but to show our donors how their contributions are being spent, while another major reason was to draw the worlds attention to this disaster in pakistan. We started on 14th August as our first relief mission to Sukkur following up going every week in Ramadan to our latest mission on the 3rd day of Eid to Jacobabad via the C-130.

All this would never have had been possible without the generous donations from over 300 individual donors who contributed in cash both online and offline to raise over $142,000 or Rs. 1,21,77,863 this as well a large quantity of in-kind donations that we have recieved in the due course in the form of Water trucks, Food items, tents and many more items which we approximate to be worth Rs. 3,500,000 if not more

In the same spirit of transparency I share below a broad expense distribution of our relief missions, exact specifics are available upon request to anyone who would like to have a look. We have more or less utilized 65% of the donations targeting towards immediate relief of the flood affected people, the remaining aspect will be disbursed slowly in the long term rehabilitation since the flood victims will soon start heading back to their lands and start rebuilding their lives.

The expense sheet is live and being updated as we continue to aggregate all are efforts

Flood Relief Missions by PkRelief - Expense Spread ($142,000)

Please continue to donate to the PkFlood relief fund, as it is our belief that this is a long disaster and our relief efforts must continue with the same vigor as before.