Thursday, October 13, 2005

USA - Organisations working for the relief effort

From the AID site.

An Earthquake knows no boundaries. Neither should humanity.

Even as AID is working to establish contact and support relief efforts through groups working on the Indian side of affected region there is an even greater human tragedy on the Pakistani side both in terms of the devastation that has occurred and in terms of the loss of life and limb.

A few well-respected peace and human rights activists have recommended the following organizations. We appeal to AID's well-wishers and supporters to also consider directly supporting these organization that are working to alleviate suffering in Pakistan.

A. Edhi Foundation:
A long standing and well respected service organization that works with the poor in Pakistan. The founder of the organization has won the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service. Contribution can be made to Edhi Foundation in the US through ADP's directed donations (Association for Development of Pakistan: A Boston-based volunteer run organization is raising funds for Edhi Foundation. See for details)

B. Sungi Development Foundation:
Tax-deductible contributions in the US can be sent to: "Bank Information Center", designated for "Pakistan Earthquake Relief."
Mailing address:
Attn. Alvin Carlos.
1100 H Street, NW, Suite 650,
Washington, D.C. 20005

C. Eqbal Ahmad Foundation:
Tax deductible contributions support the work of Prof. Pervez Hoodbhoy, his wife Hajra and their students who are directly working in Balakot, Mansehra and Abbotabad, and have requested donations through this foundation.
Instructions for Contributors to Eqbal Ahmad Foundation
1. Please make CHECKS payable to " EAF - EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND "
2. Please PRINT OUT, SIGN and MAIL the following form, along with your check :
Enclosed is a donation of ________ to the EAF - Earthquake Relief Fund. I understand that this money will be used solely for the purpose of purchasing and distributing earthquake relief and rehabilitation supplies in Pakistan.
Name (please print): _________________________________________
Signature: _________________________________________________
Address : _______________________________________
3. Please mail your check and this form to:
Eqbal Ahmad Foundation
P.O. Box 222
Princeton, NJ 08542
The Eqbal Ahmad Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. Therefore, your donation is tax deductible. If you wish to receive a letter acknowledging your donation for tax purposes, please include your mailing address.
For tax purposes, all donation over $250 must include your name and mailing address.
Should you have any questions about how to make or send a donation, please contact the Foundation's Vice President, Zia Mian, at
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