India - AIDIndia - Seeking donations
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 releif 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 releif 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 releif 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 releif materials.
Releif 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
2. Pakistan: through the Pakistan-India People's Forum for Peace & Democracy
(PIPFPD) which is collecting releif supplies in Delhi and will be
transporting it to Pakistan.
Apart from releif 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 releif and rehabilitation work. We have
set up a special fund for this purpose in AID-INDIA:
"Indo-Pak Earthquake Releif 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
In Bangalore, please make cheque to "AID-INDIA" and contact Aradhana:
If you are in Mumbai, please contact T. Shankar: 0-98208-06127
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
Please forward this information to other friends who would be interested in
helping the earthquake victims.