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Monday, October 24, 2005

Tents for Quake

Entitled “Tents for Quake,” an initiative has been conducted around-the-clock for the past two weeks to raise funds and channel them in the shortest amount of time to purchase and distribute tents in Pakistan through effective distribution networks. The tents reach small villages that have not yet been reached by any relief agency, due to the sheer magnitude of the disaster and difficult, and where people are sleeping at sub-zero temperatures at night under the open sky without any shelter.

This initiative is being carried out by a small group of friends across Pakistan, the United States and the United Kingdom. Comprising of young professionals and graduate students, the group has been informally documenting its progress at the TentDrive.blogspot.com

The group is focused on:
1) Soliciting and channeling donations, especially cash donations from the U.S. toPakistan
2) Researching appropriate avenues of obtaining high-quality goods, specifically tents
3) Finding and implementing effective distribution networks and engaging in follow-up

The group has implemented a three-pronged strategy of fundraising and reaching the affected while purchasing a combination of different types of tents available in Pakistan. To donate, and read more about their strategy, please visit tentdrive.blogspot.com and/or email tentsforquake(at)gmail.com.
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Blogger ICEKNIFE said :

The amazing folks at Map Action have provided us with a valuable tool, a TENT DISTRIBUTION MAP (click here)!

According to their figures, 445,726 tents are needed, but only 62,075 tents have been delivered so far.


-John

October 24, 2005 7:33 PM