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Pkrelief update

Relief initiatives completed this week

1) Abdul Sattar Ishaqani and Nishat wellfare organization combined with us to bring relief in the form of 500 ration hampers as well as medicines and a medical camp to the area of Sanghar. Pictures of this undertaking are available here

2) Hamid Yahya and his team from CFC took their team to sanghar and we supported them with 300 ration hampers, 450 litres of water and medicines. Pictures of this undertaking are available here

3) Alhuda’s team went to Sujawal and we supplied them anti malaria medicine for 400 patients.

4) We started a Kitchen In Khorwah, about an hours drive from badin with the help of our team member Salim Khan to bring cooked meals of Water and beef to 750 people daily. This kitchen has been working all of last week and pictures of our cooked meal distribution are available here.

5) We have also received a donation for 10,000 fruit juice packs and have sent half of these to badin already, they will arrive and be distributed tomorrow.

Initiatives to come

As you have probably noticed , our focus in on immediate relief right now. This is because there are according to conservative estimates more than 8 million people on the roads od Sindh right now. So the real desperate need is of cooked food, water, juice, rations, anti malaria and malaria preventive medicine, mosquito nets and so on.  Rehabilitation plans will come later, first we need to ensure that these people do not die of hunger or sickness.

We at Sarelief do not believe in waiting for the right time to distribute aid, we believe every moment is precious and thus try to get aid to the ground as fast as possible and through partnering with any reliable organization. We also do NOT charge fuel expenses, travelling expenses, food lodging or any other kind of administrative overheads thus insuring that every single penny of your aid gets to the needy, not some percentage of it.

We appeal to every single one of you to help our pakistani brethren out of this tragedy, whether it is by donating to us or to any other reliable organization on the ground!!

We thank all our donors for the support they have given us, god bless all of you wherever you are!!

Pk relief is the hashtag (#pkrelief) we use on social media to categorize all the work being done by us and our partners on the ground in the 2011 rain disaster in Pakistan.

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PkRelief : Expense Sheet

In an effort to maintain transparency during our flood relief efforts in 2011. Our on-ground partners [Dr. Awab Alvi & Faisal Kapadia] in Karachi have chosen to make public the expenses made on each relief mission which they have carried forth into the flood affected region. At the same time for the sake of privacy the names of donors has been kept private only showing publichly the total sum of donations received. It can in-effect be used as barometer to calculate the remaining funds in-hand with PkRelief. Please do appreciate that they have tried their best to acquire the best possible rates to effectively utilize the donations received.

Flood Relief Mission II — Badin

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SUNDAY, SEPT 11, 2011: Team PKRELIF, which is a conglomerate between SA Relief and OffroadPakistan plans to head towards Badin (in Sindh, Pakistan) which is the worst hit flood area. Approximately 980,000 acres, 1,021,300 victims, 438,000 houses have  been  destroyed.  This will be team PKRELIF’s second expedition, with the first that took place last week before the Eid holidays (click for full report).

The plan is to go with 300+ food hampers, also included are large quantities of ready-to-eat food items.  We invite volunteers, but only if you are ready to help and are self sufficient. To volunteer email Awab Alvi or Faisal Kapadia at pkfloods@sarelief.com. You can also contribute by donating funds.

All major credit cards accepted and processed through PayPal

Funds are being collected by Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation in California. SA Relief operates under Paksef.

Local Pakistan residents can donate via Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Faisal Kapadia (pkfloods@sarelief.com)

Situation Report from Khorwah, Badin District

Team PkRelief completed their second 2011 flood relief mission to Khorwah and Tando Mohammad Khan in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. Following is a short video report for you, the donor on the aid distribution process and the the current situation on the ground.

There is still tremendous work to be done, team PkRelief which is a conglomerate between SA Relief and OffRoad Pakistan (click for more information) requires your support to continue it’s humanitarian missions. We encourage you to donate monetarily or inkind by volunteering your time or contributing relief goods.

Inkind donations email: pkfloods@sarelief.com

Monetary donations can be made one of two ways:

All major credit cards accepted and processed through PayPal

Funds are being collected by Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation in California. SA Relief operates under Paksef.

Local Pakistan residents can donate via Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Faisal Kapadia (pkfloods@sarelief.com)

Mission Badin: Live Tracker

Team #PkRelief is all set for it’s next Flood Relief 2011 – Mission: Badin. The team leaves tomorrow, Sunday August 28, 2011. You can follow the expedition progress via twitter at #PKRelief or by clicking on the Cover-It-Live session below.

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We invite you to HELP Us, HELP the 1.4 Million flood victims. Please Chip-in however much you can.

All major credit cards accepted and processed through PayPal

Funds are being collected by Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation in California. SA Relief operates under Paksef.

Local Pakistan residents can donate via Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Faisal Kapadia (pkfloods@sarelief.com)

Flood Relief 2011 – Mission: Badin



The recent rains have caused tremendous damage in the southern Pakistan region of Badin (Sindh) and Balochistan.  NDMA estimates over 8,788,000 people have been displaced damaging over 6.5 million acres of land. These floods have caused 1.4 million homes to have been devastated, dislocating over 750,000 people into makeshift relief camp while thousands more remain in the open without a roof . Hundreds of villages were swept away due to flooding from a 200 foot wide gap in the salinity drain there. The Pakistan Army has launched a relief operation in Sindh and are attempting to shift these people into makeshift camps

Upon hearing of the situation PkRelief, an organization based on the partnership between the Offroad Pakistan and SA Relief went into full action by reaching out to the local community and infrastructure to determine what is needed. As an organization we have worked on several  relief efforts since 2005 and have a strong local contact base. In 2010 alone our organization collected and distributed relief valuing well over 170,000 USD for the flood relief efforts.

Presently we have adopted 3 camps in Badin, Sindh with the support of Nishat Welfare Organization whom have already housed 1,000  IDPs. Our plan initially is to provide the IDPs with cooked meals for the next 15 days.

Please donate generously. Thank you for your support. Every dollar counts.

For further information please email Dr Awab Alvi, Faisal Kapadia, Abdulrahman Rafiq, or Sabahat Ashraf at  pkfloods@sarelief.com.

TOTAL FUNDS RAISED by SA Relief
Funds are being collected by Paksef (Pakistan Science and Engineering Foundation) which is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit Corporation in California. SA Relief operates under Paksef.

Local Pakistan residents can donate via our local Bank:

Bank: Bank Al Habib
Account#: 1078-0081-001670-01-4
Account Title: Abdul Rahim
Branch Code: 1078
Contact Person: Email PKRelief at pkfloods@sarelief.com

For mission updates click here

Endorsed by:  Pakistan Embassy in Washignton DC

 

Mission Brief: 4×4 Off-Road #PkRelief

On August 8th, 2010 the 4×4 OFFROAD club out of Karachi went into action and launched the Pakistan Flood Relief campaign in partnership with  SA Relief and Behbud Association.

Online donations were collected by Paksef (or the Pakistan Science & Engineering Foundation) a 501(c)(3) non-profit Corporation registered in California.

On the ground the campaign was led by Dr Awab Alvi and Faisal Kapadia.

Since launching the campaign raised over $30,000 in online donations with over 4 Million Rupees from generous donors in Karachi. To date there have been 7 Relief Missions, details are as follows …


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#PkRelief Medical Camp … Nominate yourself

The OffRoadPakistan team is organizing a medical camp in Moro on Sunday 26th September 2010. With the increased influx of patients from Dadu and the existing strain of IDP’ already in the area it has put a heavy strain on the existing resources in Moro and there is definite need for medical support to come and help ease the suffering of the people.

A Karachi-wide appeal is being issued to any Doctors, House Officers and Medical students to come join this day long effort. Plans are underway to setup a day-long medical camp in Moro, some four hour drive from Karachi at the District Hospital Moro on 26th September 2010

Doctors and the medical support team are requested to come early on Sunday morning to the hospital and help volunteer for the entire day. If you are a medical volunteers and would like to help, then please fill this form.

#PkRelief Mission 7 Highlights

Submitted by Awab Alvi

PkRelief Mission #7 by OffroadPakistan and 70-GDP group embark on Flood relief mission to Jacobabad, Sindh

OffroadPakistan team – Awab Alvi, Faisal Kapadia, Rehan Bandukda, Nabil Jangda, Aman Ashraf, Hamid Omar, Taimur MIrza & Tanya Mirza.

70th GDP Group included Cmdr Raza, Capt Shahid and his amazing sons along with a few of their friends.

Kudos to the entire team for a Job well done on the 3rd day of eid

Donate to 4×4 OFFROAD Flood Relief Fund

On August 8th, 2010 the 4×4 OFFROAD club based out of Karachi went into action and launched the Pakistan Flood Relief campaign in partnership with  SA Relief and  Behbud Association.

Since launch the campaign  raised over $141,000 with $30,000 raised online via SA Relief.

To date we have completed 7 relief mission to Thatta, Sukkur, Shikarpur, and Jacobabab.

Online donations are being collected by Paksef, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Corporation registered in California. On the ground the campaign is being led by Awab Alvi and Faisal Kapadia.

Mission briefs can be reviewed here .

Donate to 4×4 OFFROAD General Flood Relied Fund:

Donate to 4×4 OFFROAD Fund to rebuild Shikarpur Civil Hospital:

Online donations  are being collected by PAKISTAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FOUNDATION, a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation registered in California. Tax-ID # 20-2950808. For info contact: info@sarelief.com

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