This just in via email from Carol Cespedes over at Friends of Pakistan in Austin, Texas (If you can help out or know someone who can, please email Friends of Pakistan, leave a comment or mail us.):
A group of former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Pakistan in the 1960's have formed a new association called Friends of Pakistan to raise funds and supplies for earthquake relief. We have all donated to international relief agencies but we want to do more. We understand the shortage of tents and have made arrangements with PIA to ship tents as we are able to collect them. We have access to expedition style tents through REI, but these are generally nylon with a maximum sleeping capacity of 4 and we have doubts about the appropriateness and safety (especially since these do not permit cooking). Now we are searching for a source of canvas wall tents priced under $500. If anyone knows of such a source we will raise funds to buy them. We are also sending new blankets.