campaign for collection of relief goods

The pakistani armed forces, tv 1 and fakhr-e-alam have come together to setup a relief goods’ collection campaign in karachi on sunday, 9th october at the PAF museum Shara-e-Faisal. The campaign will start at 9 am and will continue till the early hours of monday morning. The goods collected will be taken to the earthquake affected areas, specially up north, on monday morning by c-130 planes of the airforce. The organizers are urging people to participate and provide:
1- warm clothes/blankets
2- basic food items (e.g. bread (not flour!), milk, tea, etc)
3- pain killers and anti-biotic medicines, glucose packets

since this is the easiest way we, karachiites, can help our friends up north, i would like to request everyone to donate as much as they can. this the way we can show that not being under the quake-belt doesn’t mean we’re not hurt…

6 Comments so far

  1. V. Motiani (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 6:07 am

    TEA? what’s with this nation wanting to drink tea when not even water is avaialable! please drop the demand for tea!

  2. Ashar (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 5:10 pm

    Hi, I am looking for Fakhre Alams cell phone number if someone could give me or publish in his/her blog

    My number is 0321 5079963

  3. Ashar (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 5:11 pm

    Hi, I am looking for Fakhre Alams cell phone number to able to help him in this nobel cause. if someone could give me or publish in his/her blog

    My number is 0321 5079963

  4. hafsa (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 5:23 pm

    this is the phone number of mr. shakeel khokar. he’s one of the people helping fakhr-e-alam in arranging the volunteers. 0333-5395077

  5. Noshi Asif (unregistered) on October 12th, 2005 @ 10:58 pm

    I have been trying for years to get people with money and factories interested in mass-producing cheap raincoats and gum-boots locally in all sizes for the every day man on the street who does not have the luxury of a car.
    It makes sense in a country where it rains so much and has such cold wet winters.

    But I never get any response except a very lame one. “When people dont have the basics, why should they get rain-wear.”

    My answer to that is, think of the amount of people who get flu and pneumonia because they cant keep the wet out, or because they have wet feet in winter. Think of the amount of people you see on the streets huddled under pieces of polythene.
    Have you ever realized how paralyzing it can be to be in the rain with nowhere to go, soaking wet, with absolutely no protection except your soaking wet cotton or woolen clothes. No car, no door to run to. Just a lot of wet open space, a lot of mud,
    and a hell of a lot of misery?
    When something can be made so cheaply……..its just plastic and rubber……why does everyone resist it. [everyone with cars that is!] A lot of poor people Ive asked have said they would definitely wear these things if they were available. It has to be cheap to buy as well.
    Now more than ever there is a desperate need for it. People are stranded in the cold after the quake. The basics are on their way to them……But remember , basic clothing is useless if it gets wet, or even damp, and if loose, cover-all hooded raincoats and rubber boots could be sent on too, they would get a lot more protection and be saved from avoidable illness. They wouldn’t feel so helpless either and they would be able to move around easily.

    The idea is to ask local people with resources to just stop their normal production for a few days and produce these items. It can be done very fast if someone wants it to be.

    Thanks for listening,

    Noshi Asif

  6. soaking wet (unregistered) on November 13th, 2005 @ 2:39 am

    Interesting blog, does this site get lots of activity or is it usually slow around here?

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