Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Pakistan-India Earthquake : Aid India

Letter from Aid India:

Dear Friends,

As you know a huge earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck Muzaffarabad region of Pakistan on 8th October. This earthquake is bigger than the Gujarat earthquake. A large part of Pakistan and Kashmir was badly affected. 800 people in Kashmir are dead and more than 2400 are injured. Pakistan has suffered a major loss of life - more than 40000 people have died. Indian and Pakistan governments are working together to speed up relief operations.Many more people are injured and still buried under the debris.

We are in touch with a number of groups working on basic relief in both India and Pakistan. There is a lot of urgent help that is needed by these organizations. At this point, we are collecting funds from all over India and relief materials at Delhi. Volunteer doctors and medical supplies are needed to work in Kashmir. Warm clothing, tents and make-shift shelter arrangements are also needed urgently.

Because of the transportation problems involved - at this stage - we are NOT collecting relief materials in Chennai, Mumbai, etc. The relief materials are being collected only at Delhi. Please contact Anuj Grover -0-98182-48459 - if you want to donate relief materials.

Relief materials will be sent to:

1.Kashmir valley: through the The Servants of the People Society which is starting relief work in Baramula. Their trucks are leaving from New Delhi on the 13th. Contact person: Dr Satya Paulji (0 98111 12705) or Mani (011-2642 7650).

2. Pakistan: through the Pakistan-India People's Forum for Peace & Democracy(PIPFPD) which is collecting relief supplies in Delhi and will be transporting it to Pakistan.

Apart from relief supplies, we also need a lot of funds. There are several organizations in both India and Pakistan that we are in touch with who require financial support for their relief and rehabilitation work. We have set up a special fund for this purpose in AID-INDIA: "Indo-Pak Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation Fund".

We request you to donate generously and also to collect funds from your friends and colleagues for the Earthquake relief. All donations can be made by cheques payable to "AID-INDIA" and marked or with an attached letter for "Indo-Pak Earthquake Relief".

If you are in Delhi, please make a cheque to "AID-INDIA" and contact Anuj Grover: 0-98182-48459.

In Bangalore, please make cheque to "AID-INDIA" and contact Aradhana:0-98455-37269.

If you are in Mumbai, please contact T. Shankar: 0-98208-06127, Om Damani: 9323003401

If you are in Chennai or anywhere else, please post your cheques to:

New No 34, II Floor, Rathenam Street
Gopalapuram, Chennai - 600086
Phone: 044-28350403, 94440-61033
email: aid.info@gmail.com

Please forward this information to other friends who would be interested in helping the earthquake victims.

Balaji Sampath

Note: Please note that due to logistic issues, we are not collecting any goods but just the funds. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions. Please forward it to others who may be interested.

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