Flooding in Pakistan 2014 – How You Can Help
It is a very strange feeling, knowing that there is a group of people out there, waiting for you to take action. If you do not take action, they may sleep hungry tonight. If you do not take action, their 3 year old daughter may not get the medical treatment that can cure her.
Is that group really dependent on me – on li’l ol’ me – to take action? No. God will provide through someone else if not me. But I would have failed at some level if I do not take action.
A very dear, old, trusted friend has been delivering food items every year – to either flood victims or during Ramzaan, to the less fortunate. If you have been a long-time reader of LifeETC, you already know that we have collected and distributed funds before. I distinctly remember a gentleman from Karachi donating 100,000 rupees. I was (and am) humbled that we reached our target of 400,000 rupees last time pretty quickly, Alhumdulillah.
It is Time
It is time, unfortunately, for such fund-raising again. I want to collect a total of 500,000 rupees for the flood victims of Pakistan, and I hope that you will join me in taking action.
If you’re outside Pakistan, you can still donate (our target of 500,000 rupees is roughly equal to 5,000 dollars). With that money, we can deliver basic sustenance to a larger group inshAllah.
It is a matter of responsibility. I want to play my part inshAllah. And I want to make it easier for my friends to play their part too.
Get your friends involved, ask your family members, collect the money and donate! We can do this, we can God willing help the victims.
To donate, please click here to contact me.
Types of donations we are accepting right now:
Collecting funds is the easiest, but of course, these funds are utilized to purchase relief items.
We are right now focused on providing basic tents (for protection against dengue and malaria virus) and food items (for a tentative list of food items, click here). But there is also a need for clothing and bedding. If you are in Lahore, I can pick these donations up from your location.
- Funds are utilized in totality for purchase of relief items – no “admin expenses” of course, each and every paisa and penny is spent on relief items.
- Our relief efforts are not affiliated with any political party and we try to stay away from the local politician trying to make a quick impression on his/her constituency. Having said that, our efforts are to provide for the flood victims, and if there is a politician in the way, we can not allow that to stop us. Essentially, we do not care who gets the pat on the back.
- Lastly, this is not about donating to me; if you have an Army relief camp (or any other trusted organization) near your location, donate there if you want to. I just hope and pray that all of us play our part, God willing.