Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Situation in Syria Worsens



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu



With countries across the globe weighing in on the Syrian crisis Muslims worldwide continue to raise funds and make prayers for the tens of thousands of suffering Syrians. Recently reports coming from the region state atrocities beyond belief being carried out on innocent children, women and non combatants. Many towns have been abandoned out of fear and thousands of displaced Syrians are making their way to surrounding countries.



Helping Hand for Relief and Development is working closely with partners in Syria to bring help to the victims in crisis. Please come forward to provide much needed essentials like food, medical help, shelter and warm clothing:

$500 - Feed 10 people for 2 months

$150 - Infant supplies: Formula, diapers, baby food and medicine

$100 - Winter Basket: Fuel for heating, blankets and warm clothes

$50 - Medical Kit: To treat the injured and sick

$30 - Feed a family for 1 week



No amount of donation is too small



For further information on how you can help and what HHRD is doing please visit www.hhrd.org



Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu

-HHRD Team

Help Syria Now!!



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu



In Islamic history the country of Syria has thrived and flourished as the capital of the Islamic Empire. As one of the most ancient civilizations this country has been celebrated for its education, economy, and agriculture. The present day situation is far from the remarkable history Syria is known for.



Helping Hand for Relief and Development is reaching out to its donors to lend their support for the Syrian people. With the situation declining day by day the average citizen is unable to live a normal healthy life. As women, children, elderly and families fear for their safety we at HHRD hope to reach out to them by providing meals and baby essentials.



Join HHRD in its “Help Syria Now” campaign, time is of the essence and the need is great. For further information please visit www.hhrd.org





Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu

-HHRD Team

Road to Recovery: Pakistan Flood Relief



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,



In response of heavy monsoon rains and floods in the Sindh province of Pakistan these past two years, Helping Hand for Relief and Development immediately mobilized its resources making them one of the first relief organizations in Sindh, Pakistan.



With 5.5 million people affected, 300,000 internally displaced and 970,000 homes destroyed HHRD’s all inclusive relief efforts have provided the basic necessities of food, shelter, clean water and medicines to those affected. In over 1,300 medical clinics trained professionals have been able to assist thousands of individuals.



UNICEF states that 1 out of every 5 flood affected child is malnourished; this figure is strikingly similar to the famine in Sub Saharan Africa. Moreover, HHRD through its $25 food package program, with the help of generous donors, was able to feed over 25,000 families and provide close to 2.5 million meals.



The international community played an enormous role in HHRD’s relief efforts through its “In Kind Donation” program. A total of 15 containers were sent to Pakistan filled with non perishable food items, toiletries, medicine, warm clothing etc.



HHRD efforts spanned all facets of social and economic recovery through programs such as its “Integrated Approach toward Rebuilding Pakistan” progam which includes a Home Construction Program and Water & Sanitation Hygiene Program. These programs are currently being implemented in 11 adopted Union Councils throughout Pakistan. Moreover, programs such as “Interest Free Micro-Finance” have allowed for those affected to once again support their families.



The relief efforts in Pakistan are ongoing and HHRD, through its various programs, continues to make great progress in the country. For further details on HHRD’s relief efforts please visit www.reliefforpakistan.org and donate generously.



Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu

-HHRD Team

Candels of Hope: Orphan Aid For Africa: Success!!



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahamatullahi WaBarakatahu,



Helping Hand for Relief and Development would like to extend its sincerest of gratitude towards its generous donors for making Baba Ali’s Comedy Tour “Candles of Hope: Support for African Orphans” a huge success. Masha’Allah the remarkable turnout at each of the 4 locations across the east coast allowed for many orphans to be sponsored.



The tours in Virginia, Florida, New Jersey and Maryland allowed for a total of 625 orphans to be sponsored. Though this is an astounding number more work needs to be done in supporting orphans not only in Africa but across the globe.



The Orphan Support Program (OSP) helps in identifying the families in needy situations. It focuses on assisting children, who have lost their parents and/or guardians and enables them to fit into society morally, spiritually, and mentally.



With a presence in 16 counties across the globe, HHRD hopes to provide a better future for the children of this world with just $1 a day. Donors are able to choose the country of their choice along with the gender of the child from a larger database of innocent children looking for help.



For further information on being part of this noble cause please visit www.hhrd.org



Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu

-HHRD Team

Trial, Turmoil, and Triumph: Relief Work in Egypt



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu



It was one year a go that people around the world witnessed an uprising called the “Arab Spring”. During this time average citizens took the streets to protest unjust treatment and the poverty they lived in. Though time has passed and leaders have changed, the world and these citizens continue to look forward to year of fulfillment.



HHRD provided emergency relief to the people of Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya as the crisis escalated. Food, medicine, shelter and in kind donations were collected from our generous donors and distributed to those in need. Though a year has passed and positive change has come about there remains a need for support. With a changing economy and policy many remain unemployed and are living off of very little.



Continue to lend a helping hand through HHRD’s various programs for this region. As the winter continues so does HHRD’s “Winter Campaign” along with the collection of monetary assistance. For further information on HHRD’s progress and programs in the region visit www.hhrd.org



Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakathu

-HHRD Team

Two Years Later: Haiti Still Needs Us



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,



Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), through its various emergency relief programs, has continued to provide much need assistance to the earthquake victims of Haiti. With a quarter of a million people left desolate following the worst earthquake of 2010 Haitians continue to look towards international aid for respite.

HHRD has initiated its Orphan Sponsorship/Support program in Haiti to address the concerns of the large number of children who are left without parents Check hhrd.org/osp to learn about the Haitian orphans needing sponsors).

Furthermore, the immediate need for clean water in the area prompted HHRD to build a well as part of its Water for Life program in the town of Miragoane.

It is also important to mention that throughout the years HHRD has continued, through the help of its generous donors, its Zabihah and Ramadan distributions.

Also every year since 2010, HHRD has provided 30 college students with the opportunity to volunteer during their spring break in its Youth for Haiti program. These students received hands on experience with regards to emergency relief work, medical assistance and home construction.

After the earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, HHRD mobilized its resources and, as one of the first relief organizations on the ground, was able to assess the situation at hand. HHRD relief work addressed the situation by gauging what was needed to facilitate survival and followed this with the necessary skills and training of the victims in order for them to ensure a secure future for themselves.

HHRD set out to rebuild Haiti by constructing 102 permanent homes in Léogâne. Moreover, doctors from Pakistan, Indonesia, the United States and local Haitians worked round the clock to tend to the wounded. Six rotational clinics were operated for three months in the most remote areas with little or no medical help. These Medical Clinics treated more than 2,000 people per week and vaccinations were provided to hundreds of men, women and children. Over $160,000 worth of medication was administered to over 11,000 patients.

Despite all its efforts, help is still needed. HHRD encourages its generous donors to open their hearts for the people of Haiti and donate by visiting www.hhrd.org.

Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu


-HHRD Team

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Over 300,000 orphans need your support



Helping Hand currently supports many children from Sri Lanka. There is an estimated 300,000 orphans in Sri Lanka; one fifth of the children are stunted as a result of inadequate nutrition and inadequate access to clean drinking water.


Many children in Sri Lanka are left parentless due to civil wars and natural disasters the country has faced, causing an estimated death toll of over 100,000. Helping Hand is making an effort to provide the orphans of Sri Lanka with the support they need to develop into adults that can better their community. Helping Hand provides school supplies and uniforms for, conducts periodical health check-ups, and conducting counseling programs for mothers and guardians. Helping Hand also aims to provide educational tours, entertainment programs, as well as Eid gifts, clothes, and parties. Your monthly contributions will help make the dreams of these Sri Lankan orphans come true.

-HHRD Team (Orphan Support Program)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Share Your Warmth of Winter

Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

For many, being in the winter months brings with it the anticipation of its first snowfall. However, there are people across the globe that reside in climates where the winter months are dreaded for its unrelenting snow and freezing temperatures. Many are ill prepared to face these conditions due to lack of resources and essential items. It is with these people in mind that Helping Hand for Relief and Development has launched its Winter Campaign.

Share your warmth with the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Tunisia, Bangladesh and Egypt as they brace themselves for the winter with whatever items they have on hand. By donating $50 for HHRD's Winter Package you will be able to provide basic necessities to these individuals where immediate aid is needed. Make your donation of $50 or more tax deductible by December 31, 2011.

For further information on HHRD's Winter Campaign and how you can help please visit www.hhrd.org

Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu
-HHRD Team

Monday, November 28, 2011

Millions without food,water, and shelter this winter



Assalaamu Alykum:



As the winter season approaches people are scurrying to purchase essential items to keep themselves warm and protected from the perils of freezing temperatures. From warm clothing and hearty food, to protective shelters and reliable medicines those with these amenities can be seen as living a life of luxury.



But what about those who may be missing these essential items , moreover, what of those who are missing all of them?



With these individuals in mind Helping Hand for Relief and Development is launching a much needed Winter Campaign targeting those countries and people who are already battered by devastation and poverty as they brace for the winter season.



Pakistan, Bangladesh, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Afghanistan are some of the countries where immediate aid is needed. Share your warmth with them by donating generously to WINTER CAMPAIGN 2011; please visit www.hhrd.org for further information on how you can help.



Wasalaam Walyakum WaRahamatullahi WaBarakatahu



HHRD Team

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Libya Emergency Relief Continues



Assalaam Alykum,

Last year Helping Hand for Relief and Development was able feed more than half million needy around the world. For many eating meat is a luxury and don’t get to eat it except once a year during the HHRD Zabiha program.

This year HHRD’s goal is to feed more than a million needy around the world with your help.
Perform the gift of joy. Please take advantage of the Special Sacrifice.

For $110 you can perform 2 qurbani shares; 1 in Africa and 1 in Pakistan. We want to encourage everyone to make the special sacrifice that will help both countries still in emergency situation.

To offer the Special Sacrifice please visit: www.hhrd.org

--HHRD Team-

Share the gift of Joy this EID



Assalaam Alykum,

Disasters and conflicts have enveloped many parts of the world this year. Pakistan & East Africa are no doubt one of the most affected regions needing urgent attention and your generous support.

This year Helping Hand for Relief and Development is asking for special zabiha sacrifices for these two countries. We tried our best to get the lowest rates for these countries based on volume-purchase of livestock.

2 Shares SPEACIAL SACRIFICE: 1 in Africa and 1 in Pakistan = $110

Donate Now: www.hhrd.org

--HHRD Team-

Somalian Refugees now exceed 1,100,000



Assalaam Alykum,

The total population of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Somalia is estimated to now exceed 1,100,000. Basic needs of vulnerable populations including the following:

Adequate shelter
Food security
Health services
Water and sanitation
Education and capacity building

Helping Hand for Relief and Development has been present in the Horn of Africa since before the crisis. HHRD had already implemented Water for Life projects and Orphan Sponsor Programs.

This year HHRD Emergency Response Team has distributed food and clean drinking water to more than 300 affected families; also working on improved health conditions.
Your generous donations are much needed.

Please visit www.hhrd.org

--HHRD Team-

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Global Zabiha Program





Helping Hand USA can help you perform the gift of sacrifice on your choice in the country of your choice. Last year your contributions helped families in over 55 countries across the globe.

Helping Hand USA involves local communities of villages and towns in performing the sacrifice. Fresh meat is distributed on-site among deserving people.

This year Helping Hand USA's target is to help more families than the previous years.

Special Sacrifice: You can now make ONE donation to help families in TWO countries.

Helping Hand USA is able to get lower prices based in advance volume purchase of livestock.

$110 for 2 cow shares; 1 in Pakistan and 1 in Africa.
African Drought Crisis + Pakistan Flood Relief.

SHARE EID. SHARE JOY

Special Sacrifice, Africa and Pakistan



Assalaam Alykum,

This year Helping Hand USA is offering a Special Sacrifice for two emergency countries. Helping Hand USA is able to offer a lower price based on volume of purchase of livestock.

SPEACIAL SACRIFICE: $110 for 2 shares of Zabiha; 1 in African and 1 in Pakistan.
After his return from Horn of African, HHRD Country Director of Pakistan, Br. Fazalur Rahman visited Dolatpur, Mispur Khas and Tando Allayar. He assessed HHRD emergency relief, distributed food packages and visited medical clinics in flood affected districts.

Coordination and planning for long term rehabilitation of the flood affected infrastructure is underway and many areas are already being helped.

HHRD treated close to 10,000 flood affected through medical and mobile clinics.
88,350 beneficiaries have received clean drinking water.

--HHRD Team-

Zabiha/Udhiya/Qurbani this Eid-ul-Fitr



Assalaam Alykum,

Alhamdulillah it’s that time of the year again when we are granted the opportunity to share our Zabiha/Udhiya/Qurbani with the less fortunate; some one who do not get to eat meat except this one time of the year.

Helping Hand USA can help you perform the gift of sacrifice of your choice in the country of your choice. Last year your contributions helped families in over 55 countries across the globe.

Helping Hand USA involves local communities of villages and towns in performing the sacrifice. Fresh meat is distributed on-site among deserving people.

This year Helping Hand USA's target is to help more families than the previous years.
For complete list of Zabiha prices please visit: www.hhrd.org/Zabiha

--HHRD Team-

Security Issues Rise in Somalia



Assalaam Alykum,
Yesterday a truck filled with explosives hit a government complex killing dozens; including innocent students in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Helping Hand for Relief and Developments (HHRD) team was present in Mogadishu, Somalia close to the bombing. Alhamdulillah the HHRD Emergency Response Team is safe but the emergency response has become difficult due to security reasons.
Insha’Allah relief operations will resume within a couple of days in terms of food and clean water distributions. Water and Sanitation projects are underway in Kenya as planned.
Please keep the people of Africa and our brothers and sisters in Africa present for relief work in your duas. Your generous donations are much needed www.hhrd.org.

--HHRD Team-

Highlights of Ramadan and Eid from Around the World



Helping Hand’s Orphan Support Program (OSP) organized iftar parties in various clusters throughout Pakistan. The social organizers workers attained the location, arranged a full iftar meal, and coordinated invitations to the sponsored orphans, helpers, and volunteers. For some children, it was their very first fast and they were happy at the warm reception they received. The kids were beaming with joy as they received new clothes and had an opportunity to meet with their fellow orphan beneficiaries as well.

Children recited Quran, naat, and made dua especially for their donors and Helping Hand before opening the fast. Parties were held on a large-scale in masajid, and others were held in schools. Each event was individually very successful and there was tremendously positive feedback overall. Thus, OSP tries to convert every important occasion into a memorable one for its sponsored orphans.

Helping Hand USA sponsored Eid celebrations for all of its sponsored orphans around the globe. The Eid celebrations for the Kenyan children were celebrated with as much enthusiasm as the children from Afghanistan and Pakistan, mentioned in the last issue. The Eid celebrations in North Kenya, started with the Eid prayer with more than 5 million people in attendance. All the kids in the village with their elders were gathered in small open place inside their village. The activities of the day included prayer, distributions of candy and sweets amongst the children and elders, singing, and a “tug of war” games. Kids were given small toys as Eid gifts, and the elders were given new clothes. It was a day of great fun and enjoyment for the children, villagers, and drought refugees.

-HHRD Team
(Orphan Support Program)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Flood Victims awaits your Help



Assalaam Alykum,
Pakistan Floods Relief is on going in the Sindh, in the most affected areas by HHRD Emergency Response Teams.
Food: 13,200 packages have been distributed, where as 47,500 cooked meals have been provided to victims.
Clean drinking water is available in the districts HHRD is helping in to those who don’t have access to clean safe drinking water.
Ambulances are en route to remote areas where limited medical help is available. Medical Clinics and Mobile health clinics are making is easier for flood victims to get treatment from diseases, like malaria, scabies and other serious infections that can be caused by unsanitary water.
There is a lot of help needed in the villages of Pakistan to uplift them from the destroyed livelihood.
Please make generous donations at www.hhrd.org.

--HHRD Team-

21 Million Affected: Pakistan Floods 2011



Assalaam Alykum,
Floods this year have killed 270 people, 200,000 have become homeless and it has affected over 21 million people. The stagnant water is now a threat to widespread diseases like malaria, scabies and waterborne diseases.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development has partnered with World Vision to provide Non-Food Items (NFIs).
Ongoing Medical Camps, Mobile Clinics and Ambulances have been treating the injured and sick. An immediate supply of clean drinking water is being placed in the main effected districts HHRD is working in. Cooked food is being provided in areas where people don’t have utensils and uncooked foods are being given to people as ration for those who can make use of it.
As last year, HHRD is concerned with providing long-term rehabilitation to the flood victims to give them a sustainable livelihood from here on out. Please join the cause by donating generously at www.hhrd.org.

--HHRD Team-

Helping Hand in Somalia: African Drought Crisis



Assalaamu Alykum:
Br. Fazalur Rahman, Country Director, Pakistan of Helping Hand for Relief and Development visited Kenya and Somalia. Please listen to Audio Interview HERE...

Somalia: Due to security issues many organizations have not been able to help inside Somalia. Br. Fazalur Rahman visited Mogadishu, Somalia for assessment of emergency relief and long term projects.
He also visited HHRD ongoing Orphans Sponsor Programs and Water and Sanitation Hygience (WASH) in Kenya.

Alhamdulillah WASH project has started in Garissa, Kenya for the drought affected communities. Clean water is being supplied to 4 affected villages: Sadahln, Disio 1, Disio 2 and Hodomo. The families of these villages were grateful and appreciative of what your donations have brought to them.

Please continue to support the African Drought relief efforts. Donate generously towards African Drought Crisis at www.hhrd.org.

--HHRD Team-

Malaria Affecting the most vulnerable



Assalaamu Alykum:


Today 2080 meals were served in the most affected areas of Sindh, Pakistan.



There are cases of malaria, scabies, diarrhea, and respiratory tract infections already surfacing among the most vulnerable victims of the floods. Children are mostly affected. HHRD medical clinics has treated over 1000 patients this week.



HHRD medical clinics are present in Safiabad, Methi, Umer Chandio, Bhugdoha Memon, UC Bandhi, UC AbdulHasan, and UC Dolatpur.



Emergency Relief efforts are ongoing and the severity of the situation is growing as there is little help getting to the flood affected victims. There is fear of severe cases of disease and malnutrition. Please come forward to help your brothers and sisters. Donate Generously at www.hhrd.org



--HHRD Team-

Increasing Numbers: Floods in Pakistan



Assalaam alykum,


Life was already hard for the villagers from last year’s floods, when this year’s monsoon rains came and destroyed anything that they were left with.


In response of heavy monsoon rains and floods in Sindh province, Helping Hand for Relief and Development immediately mobilized its resources making them one of the first relief organizations in Sindh, Pakistan.


HHRD’s Flood relief interventions benefited over 63,000 flood victims:


Health: HHRD has organized four Mobile Medical Camps at different locations (Sindh, Pakistan). In total, 478 flood victims received free consultations and medications. (ongoing)

Cooked Food: HHRD served 25,200 cooked meals in 900 flood victims within initial 7 days response (2 times/ day). (Ongoing)

Food Packages: To date, HHRD distributed 37.26 MT of food in 920 families. Each family received. Food Package of 40.5 kg containing –wheat flour, rice, cooking oil, sugar, pulses, tea.

Psycho-Social Support for Children: HHRD Orphan Support Program team (an ongoing program in Sindh) organized Psycho-Social activities for 50 children in a school of Banazirabad, to help them face the traumatic situation they face.

Water—supplied 48 water tanks (150 gallon-200 gallon, filled 3 times a day) in eight days to provide drinking water. On average, 28,800 people were benefited by this initiative.



--HHRD Team

Friday, September 16, 2011

Increasing Number... Floods in Pakistan



Assalaam alykum,


5.5 million Pakistanis affected and 233 people have died due to severe rains and flooding. Thousands of survivors are going hungry with their homes and livelihood destroyed. The city of Karachi has also been swamped. There is great threat of water borne diseases.


Last year more than 2,000 people died and left 11 million people homeless. Let’s not wait for historic numbers before we come forward to help them.


Helping Hand for Relief and Development is on the ground, with base camp in Hyderabad Sindh, and with our emergency response teams working in Tando Allahyar, Mirpurkhas, Tando Muhammad Khan, Banazirabad, Thatta, Badin and Kohistan (KPK).


Please donate generously towards the Pakistan Flood Relief emergency response at www.hhrd.org


--HHRD Team-

Eid Gifts Distribution



The Eid Holiday season has once again passed, however, for many orphan children Eid is sadly no different from the other 364 days of the year. In fact, it is often more painful as they remember their loved ones who have passed away.

By the grace of Allah, Helping Hand’s Orphan Support Program (OSP) has been blessed with generous donors. This year, many donors sent a special Eid gift (Eidi) in the form of cash amount. Part of the joy of sponsorship is having the opportunity to partner with a child and see the difference you can make in his/her life.

Social organizers (SOs) of each cluster organized Eid parties in order to distribute the special Eid gifts. The SOs uniquely decorated the celebrations with balloons, streamers and other décor to give the children a sense of love, security, and fun. The openhearted extra donation for the sponsored orphan’s Eidi definitely made the Eid holiday much brighter for the children.

(This update is regarding the Pakistani and Afghanistani orphans that received Eid Gifts. Reports pertaining to the Eid Programs in other countries will be discussed in next issue)

May Allah reward you with the best in this life and the next.

-HHRD Team
(Orphan Support Program)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

$2 million Emergency Appeal: Pakistan Flood Relief...



Assalaam alykum,

Sindh, Pakistan is being flooded again and there are fears that it might be worst than last year’s historic floods.

HHRD is present in the 5 severely affected districts of Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Tando Allahyar and Mirpurkhas.

Many roads have been blocked, due to heavy rains; blocking access to villagers, who need help.

People are dying due to falling roofs, drowning, and water borne diseases.

Intervention Updates:

Food: 4,200 cooked hot meals daily being distributed in District Benazirabad and 40.50 Kilograms per family ration supplied in other four districts to over 1,000 families (ongoing);

Health: HHRD has established 1 medical camp, 1 mobile medical clinic, and 2 ambulances (ongoing);

Clean Water: Supplied 18 water trucks with 150-200 gallons to provide clean drinking water, placed in water tanks (ongoing);

Shelter: More than 300 families given tents, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, floor mats, aqua kits, and mosquito nets;

Planning: Long-Term Rehabilitation through HHRD’s Integrated Approach: Water Supply & Purification Systems - Homes Construction - Livelihood through Micro-Finance & Skills Development, Mother-&-Child Basic Family Healthcare Centers, Orphans Sponsorship, Schools Reconstruction, and so on.

Initial Phase $2 Million Emergency Appeal has been started by Helping Hand For Relief & Development.

Your donations are urgently needed in this severe monsoon season.
There are more heavy rains expected.

--HHRD Team—

2.2 million affected: Pakistan Floods



Assalaam alykum,

Pakistan is being flooded again and there is fear that it might be worse than last year’s historic rains. HHRD is present in the 5 severely affected districts of Benazirabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Thatta and Umerkot. Many roads have been blocked due to heavy rains; blocking access to villagers who need help.
People are dying due to falling roofs, drowning and water borne diseases.
Intervention: Helping Hand for Relief and Development’s emergency response team has started disaster relief in the 5 districts of Sindh:

Food: 2400 cooked meals have been distributed.

Health: HHRD has established 1 medical camp, 1 mobile medical clinic and 2 ambulances.

Clean Water: Supplied 6 water tankers with 150-200 gallons to provide clean drinking water.

Planning: Shelter and long term rehabilitation through HHRD’s Integrated Approach.
Your donations are urgently needed in this severe monsoon season. There are more heavy rains expected. Approximately 8,000 – 10,000 people are being helped through this disaster relief.

--HHRD Team

Friday, September 2, 2011

Eid with Orphans and Needy


Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
Following the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (saw), HHRD teams reached out to the needy and poor (mostly families with orphans) of 13 countries world wide during the last days of Ramadan & happy days of Eidul Fitr. Food and gifts worth of $435,000+ has been distributed among 87,000+ beneficiaries during these blessed days, Alhamdolillah.
Muslim communities of Haiti and Japan, victims of East African Drought in Kenya, Libyan refugees at the Tunisian borders, survivors of Historic Floods in Pakistan, poor & needy in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sierra Leon, Afghanistan, India, Palestine, Kosova and Tunisia benefited from the funds donated by the donors like you. Jazak Allah Khair for enabling our teams to serve the deserving parts of humanity.
HHRD is continuing major efforts for the victims of worst famine in East Africa. A 40 feet container full of food items has been already sent from our In-Kind donation Center in Chicago for Africa, Alhamdollialh. More food is needed as we will be sending more containers in coming weeks. Please donate and volunteer as much as you can.
Wassalam,
--HHRD Team

Friday, August 26, 2011

Few Moments Left: Lets' Grab its Rewards and Blessings...



"Whoever gives respite to a poor person or writes off his debt, Allah will put him under His shade on a day on which there will be no shade except His (Judgment Day)." [Sahih Muslim]



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu



Tonight is the Blessed Night of 27th of Ramadan, 1432. As we bid farewell to this bless month let us pray to see another Ramadan Insha'Allah. More importantly, let’s grab all the blessings and rewards we can before these precious days leave us.



Our beloved Messenger Muhammad (May Allah Shower His Peace & Blessings on him) was once asked, which is the best type of charity - He (pbuh) replied: "The charity of Ramadan" [Tirmidhi]



As you increase in supplications, prayers, recitation of Quran, and other such virtuous deeds for the pleasure of Allah SWT, it is time to give more and more in charity in these next few days.

Over the years, we, at Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), have provided several worldwide philanthropic and humanitarian assistance programs for your kind contributions. For further information regarding these programs visit our website at www.hhrd.org



Humanity is Our Family

As in the past, several HHRD staff members are spending their time in the field, and will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with those in dire needs, rather than going back to their own families.

We appreciate your ongoing support for humanity and are confident that in these next few days and beyond, we will see further support from you, your family members, and friends. Please visit the following link to send your generous donations. Click here to Donate



Eid Gift Food Package: Half-a-Million Dollars Worth of Food Distributed

Around 50,000 most deserving persons, including 5,000 orphans, will benefit from the Eid gift food packages that are being distributed at 38 well planned clusters in the four provinces of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Every year during the last ten days of Ramadan, HHRD launches this program, to benefits thousands, so that they can celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in a most befitting manner. Contribute towards this program by visiting hhrd.org



Food Distribution & Mobile Bus Clinics for Flood Victims’ in Badin

HHRD is providing emergency medical relief through the Mobile Bus Clinic and distributing food packages to the recent August 2011 flood victims of lower districts of Sindh, Pakistan, including the most devastated Badin. More than one million people have been affected due to these floods. 99% of all crops in Badin have been completely destroyed by the floods. This is a joint HHRD and World Vision effort of quarter-of-a-million dollars. Your contributions are awaited at hhrd.org



Rebuild Pakistan

In recent years, due to volatility and the devastating floods of 2010, Pakistanis are reeling. After the emergency and short-term assistance work for the victims of flood, starting with this year, HHRD has launched an ambitious long-term program to rebuild Pakistan in an integrated manner. Eleven most affected union councils have been selected in all four provinces, and enduring projects have been launched to rehabilitate hundreds and thousands of Pakistanis, by positively touching various facets of their lives:

- A person needs water to survive: Clean drinking water through water wells, water pumps, and water filtration systems being provided within the Water And Sanitation Hygiene Program (WASH);

- One needs home to live: HHRD has been building 2-bedroom homes for 275 families and more to be built with your continuing support;

- For livelihood: Concept of interest-free Micro-Financing being used to build small enterprises, plus for those not in businesses, their expertise are being developed through Skills Development Centers;

- Healthcare: Mother-&-Child basic health units being built;

- Empowering the communities with education: Renovating and rebuilding flood damaged school buildings, and supporting the most vulnerable in the society the orphans through the Orphan Sponsorship Program; and

- Much more...

You can be part of these ongoing immense efforts with your caring donations at: hhrd.org



Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Beyond Our Zakat...



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
No doubt, Ramadan ul Mabarak brings the season of Zakaat to our communities. I am pretty sure most of us has already taken care of Zakaat distribution as the last few days of Ramadan are passing by very fast. Today, I would like to draw your attention to this fact that Zakaat (2.5%) is the minimum Fard (compulsory) charity for all of us. Allah (swt) has prescribed much more Infaaq-e-Fisabeelillah for the well to do Muslims.
We must give much more than the obligatory minimum of 2.5% in the way of Allah (swt) as our fellow human beings are suffering way beyond the normal ratios of poverty in this world. Even much more than the Tax Exemptions allowed by the IRS. The right amount will be when we alter our way of life to accommodate the charity we have given to take care of the victims of famine or poor orphans of this world.
Our African Drought Response team members will be spending their Eid among the victims of historic famine of East Africa. They are distributing food and other necessary items all this week on the borders of Kenya and Somalia. Water tankers are being used to supply much needed water to rural communities. A health clinic is being established right at the border town to help the refugees. All this need your help well beyond the minimum level of 2.5% Zakaat. Please donate as soon as possible as Ramadan days are passing very fast.
Jazak Allah Khair.

Wassalam,

Farrukh Raza
President HHRD

Monday, August 22, 2011

Eid Gift Package for Orphans




Donors like you have made it possible to keep our efforts going and help young orphans grow into capable adults. Together with our dedicated donors we are sponsoring thousands of orphans; however there are still many that require our help and aid.

The Orphan Sponsorship Team at Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) is reminding our OSP donors to consider participating in our Eid Gift Drive for 2011. This is a way in which you can send an Eid gift to your orphan to celebrate the coming occasion that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to have.

A donation of $50 would be used to buy things such as new clothes, sandals, food or candy, jewelry or toys, and then lastly some will be given as cash. However, any amount would be appreciated by the orphans.

We hope you are pleased with our increasing efforts to empower our orphans and better understand what HHRD is able to accomplish through your support and donations. Thank you for your continued support of our orphan program.

May Allah reward you with the best in this life and the next.

-HHRD Team
(Orphan Support Program)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Water and Medical.. Your support needed in East Africa.



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

The blessed last ten days are fast approaching us. Please keep the needy and destitute in your duas.
Water Projects:

Helping Hand for Relief and Development needs your support to help the people of Africa. HHRD aims to start planting water projects immediately and transport clean water tanks to Kenya helping the refugees with severe water scarcity.
Medical Clinics:

Refugees have restricted access to health care. There is fear of outbreaks of measles, Cholera, Visceral Leishmaniasis, and dengue fever.
HHRD is will begin medical health clinics to the refugees with qualified doctors and medical health services that the population so desperately needs. Please come forward in assisting HHRD in this effort.

-HHRD Team

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pakistan Floods as bad as African Famines…



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

UN says that almost a quarter of the children under 5 are malnourished. In the beginning of the year UN has declared Pakistan Flood Crisis as bad as the previous African famines.

Torrential rains this year have been wreaking havoc on water streams in Punjab and are posing serious threat of flooding. The village of Badin has been declared calamity hit.

Many people have been deserted; heavy rainfall has affected their crops and acres of cultivation.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development has been on the ground since the floods on last year. This year as well HHRD is prepared to take action in times of adversity.
This Ramadan let’s direct our Zakat, Sadaqat and Fitra towards the most needed parts of the world.

-HHRD Team

Donate to African Family
HHRD has been making food package distributions. There is immense need and your support is vital.
$75 will provide for 1 family of 6 enough for 1 month of nourishment. Each food package includes: Rice, Maize, Cereal, Tea, Cooking Oil and Salt.
Save a Family this Ramadan.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

East Africa Collection Drive across US



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

In-Kind Donation Campaign for the African Drought Crisis has been started across the nation by Helping Hand for Relief and Development.
HHRD is collecting packaged food items, mosquito nets, medicines, personal hygiene kits, small tents and etc. There are 8 collection points across the U.S. For a detailed list of in-kind donation items and collection centers please visit www.hhrd.org

HHRD has been working in Africa not only for emergency relief but also building long-term capacity through Health programs, In-Kind donation projects, Orphan Sponsorship Program in Somalia and Kenya, and the Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) program
Currently, Helping Hand is reaching out with the "1 million dollar appeal".

-HHRD Team

$1 Million Emergency Appeal for East Africa...



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
Br. Azmat Akbar(HHRD Representative) is near the border of Somalia in Garissa, Kenya 350 kilometers away from Nairobi. Garissa is Kenya’s most affected areas. Audio Interview

He tell us that the villages he visited lack water and water borne diseases like malaria, cholera are rampant. Also, scabies have affected many in the refugee camps.

He’s seeing livestock dead on the roads. 55% of Kenyans are dependent. The price of food has risen 200% where as clean drinking water is out of reach for the needy.

Helping Hand for Relief and development distributed 400 food packages for 400 families. Each package is enough for 5-6 people per family and will last for 15 days.

Br. Azmat message to everyone is that in the spirit of Ramadan please don’t forget the people of Africa, the situation is really bad and they need as much help as possible.

To donate please visit www.hhrd.org

-HHRD Team

Pakistan 1 year after Floods...



PAKISTAN FLOOD RELIEF IN ONE YEAR:
· Worked in 53 flood affected districts
· Benefited 2.8 Million people
· Spent: $7.8 Million
In late July 2010, the devastating floods brought unimaginable suffering to the lives of almost 21 million people, left millions homeless and without the means to support themselves and their families.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

Immediately Emergency Response began.
Within a day, our teams were on the ground to deliver the basics -food, medical, tents, and utensils.
By the mid August, HHRD scaled-up its relief response over a wider geographic area by including 13 worst affected districts from all affected provinces.
FOOD/TENT DISTRUBTION

Carried out a large scale food distribution throughout the flood affected zone
Benefited over 371,000 flood survivors (including Ramadan and Eid gifts project beneficiaries).

Food packets contained many essential items such as rice, pulses, flour, oil, sugar, dry milk, and high energy biscuits etc.
During the Ramadan, HHRD delivered 672,000 meals.
HHRD also distributed tents during Emergency Relief phase.
This project benefited 15,600 flood survivors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh Provinces.

IN-KIND DONATIONS

28 containers, from the Muslim communities of USA and Canada were distributed.
From November 2010 to April 2011, HHRD distributed the supplies of containers that benefited 700,000 flood affectees (100,000 families).
With support of King Abdullah’s Relief Campaign for Pakistani People (KARCPP), HHRD distributed food packages, milk, dates, and quilts in 343,000 flood victims (49,000 families) across eight districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan during September 2010 to April 2011.

HEALTH ASSISTANCE

HHRD provided free health assistance to more than 100,000 flood survivors
Established 550 one-day free medical camps.
The entire project “Establishment of Free Medical Camps” benefited 160,000 flood survivors in two months.

LONG TERM PROJECTS

The Adopt a Village/ Union Council program was the umbrella of various projects, which covered all aspects of rehabilitation. Under this initiative, the 11 union councils were adopted in the following districts; Charsadda, Nowshehra, Swat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa); Muzafargarh, Rajanpur, Mianwali (Punjab); Jacobabad, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Thatta (Sindh); and Jafferabad (Balochistan).



HOME CONSTRUCTION:

HHRD has constructed 275 flood resistant two-room permanent homes in flood affected areas.
WATER FOR LIFE/HYGIENE/SANITATION

Installation of 10 water filtration plants,
500 boreholes water pumps
Construction of 296 washing points,
20 permanent latrines
6 water storage tanks
Conducted 38 hygiene awareness sessions which benefited 570 flood survivors directly.
Over all, the entire project “Hygiene Kits Distribution and Awareness Sessions” benefited almost 4,000 flood victims.


ORPHAN SUPPORT PROGRAM

1,100 orphaned children (ages 5-18) sponsored from the flood affected communities.
These children are receiving constant support for education, medical, food and psycho-social uplift.
EDUCATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

Established 7 primary level-schools by providing building, furniture and school supplies.
Rehabilitated one damaged school in Jafferabad (Balochistan).
These interventions are benefiting 1,300 students every month
700 flood-affected students are receiving monthly scholarships.

MOTHER-CHILD HEALTHCARE

10 Mother-Child Healthcare Centers (MCHCs).
Fully equipped with medical and paramedical staff and between November 2010 and July 2011
300,000 flood victims benefited by receiving free consultations and medications.

INTEREST FREE MICROFINANCE

Disbursed interest-free micro loans worth Rs 16.10 million ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 in micro enterprise development, services, livestock, agriculture and poultry.
35 % beneficiaries are women.
Program helped these affected communities to restart their livelihood activities and become self-reliant.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Kenya Orphan Sponsorship Program



Due to the devastating droughts occurring in the Horn of Africa, Helping Hand USA would like to shed light on one of its most successful Orphan Projects taking place in the country of Kenya.

In order for Helping Hand USA to provide aid to orphans in countries like Kenya, we rely on different partner agencies that work on behalf of Helping Hand USA, locally. Our partner agency in Isiolo, Kenya consists of five different departments which include children’s home, primary school, Islamic School, clinic, and “Baraka” farm. The house currently sponsors 404 children out of which Helping Hand sponsors 250. The children spend the majority of their time during week days at school and during the evenings and weekends the kids spend their time at the Islamic School. Caretakers are constantly present after school overlooking activities such as lay time, study time, and eating. Your donations aid in providing textbooks, stationary, school uniforms, shoes, and socks for the children. This money also helps run the organization by taking care of staff salaries, providing food for children and staff, and up keep of the building. The staff is especially trained in children’s rights which helps ensure that all of the children’s needs are met. We at Helping Hand USA pride ourselves in being partners with this charitable organization in Kenya.

-HHRD Team

(Orphan Support Program)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

African Drought Crisis



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

African Drought:

Recognized as the worst regional drought in over 60 years, a lack of clean water has spread throughout Africa, drastically affecting Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

In these areas, 1 in 6 children under the age of 5 are dying because of famine related diseases – UNICEF. These countries are experiencing many problems because of the lack of water, as caused by a lack of proper rainfall over the past three seasons.

HHRD immediately began distributing food packages to affected areas and communities. Emergency aid is planned, which includes providing basic sanitation to these areas and providing shelter for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Thousands of lives are lost daily because of this tragedy. Help is only a click away, at: www.hhrd.org

-HHRD Team

ALSO DONT MISS:

HHRD GEO Telethon:

HHRD will be holding a telethon to Rebuild Pakistan after the recent disastrous flood, dubbed as the worst disaster in the history of Pakistan.

When: July 30th 2011 on

Channel: GEO TV

Time: from 4 pm – 7 pm US EST.

Guests:

Sh. Yusuf Islahi – renowned author and scholar

Sh. Qari Saad Nomani: who is most known for his ability to read in more than 85 different qirats.

HHRD needs your help to help rebuild Pakistan. Tune in for more information and how to donate!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

African Drought Crisis



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

Current Situation:

Somalia has experience with severe droughts and famines in the past, but due to a lack of proper rainfall over the past three seasons, this poor country is facing one of the worst famines in its history.

Somalia’s lack of water and sanitation has been spreading to neighboring countries, Kenya and Ethiopia, who are also experiencing similar problems. According to UNICEF, 1 in 6 children under the age of five are dying in Somalia, due to famine-related diseases and problems.

A lack of clean water and sanitation has also lead to a drastic increase in cholera and typhoid in these areas. According to the World Health Organization, this is the worst regional drought in over 60 years.

HHRD in East Africa:

Water projects in Wajir the largest province in Kenya, including 2 water wells.
Orphan Sponsor Program in Somalia and Kenya.

4 water wells in Makaror, Godade, Barwaqo, Halane each.
HHRD Emergency Response Plan:

The Dadaab Refugee Camp, is now the world’s largest refugee camp with a 380,000 starving and thirsty refugee population. which is built to house 200,000 persons is packed with 380,000 persons.

Shelter (Tents or Plastic sheeting to cover the thatched huts)

Water (most important)

Food: Rice, Maize Meal, Wheat Flour, Beans, Sugar, Salt, Cooking oil, Porridge, Milk

Powder, Biscuits, Baby Foods etc.

Clothing’s.

Medical Supplies.

To help the numerous victims of this tragedy is simply a click away. Please donate generously atwww.hhrd.org
-HHRD Team

Dont Miss:

Qari Saad Nomani – 85 Qaris in One Man
Welcoming the month of Mercy: Ramadan
For tickets visit: www.hhrd.org

Texas:
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 – 6:30pm
Arab- American Cultural Center Tickets: $25/Person – $225/Table Contact: Ilyas Choudry: (832) 275-0786
10555 Stancliff Road
Houston, TX 77099
Tickets: $25/Person – $225/Table
Contact: Ilyas Choudry: (832) 275-0786

Illinois:
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 – 7:00pm
Islamic Foundation Villa Park
300 W. Highridge Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
Tickets: $35/Person – $100/Family
Contact: Ishrat Rahman: (732) 668-9921

New York:
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Between Maghrib and Isha Salah
The Muslim Center of NY
137-58, Geranium Ave.,
Flushing, NY 11355
Contact: Athar Suhail: (631) 748-2476

New Jersey:
Friday, July 29th, 2011 – 7:00pm
Dar-ul-Islah, 320 Fabry Terrace
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Contact: Saqib Attique: (201) 655-4577

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

URGENT APPEAL: Lets’ Save Lives of Libyans



Quran 005-032: “…and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people (humanity)”

We at Helping Hand for Relief & Development (HHRD) sent the following appeal last week and got a good response By the Grace Of Allah SWT, as we have raised about half of the needed $20,000 amount.

JazahkAllah Khair to all of the patrons.

As mentioned we are still short by about $10,000 and need your & your acquaintances kind assistance in the next few days.

Again to inform you all, HHRD in partnership with the Libyan American Society of North Texas (LAS) is sending, a container of medical equipments and supplies, from USA to Tunisia/Libya border, which will be used at the medical camps established by HHRD for the Libyan refugees coming out of the volatile Libya.

This container will contain almost $400,000 worth of life saving medical supplies and equipments equipment, while the processing cost to send them is only $20,000.

HHRD wants to raise these $20,000 by Friday, July 15, 2011, so that these most necessary life saving things reach in time to those in dire needs.

Please click the following web-link to donate:
hhrd.org/SaveLibyans

While giving your gracious tax deductible donations, please mention in the comment section “Libyan Medical Container July 2011”.

You can also mail your checks in the name of Helping Hand for Relief & Development by writing in the memo section “Libyan Medical Container July 2011” and mail them to:

Helping Hand for Relief & Development, 12541 MacDougall Street, Detroit, MI 48212.
Encourage others around you to contribute bigheartedly like yourself so as to achieve this target of $20,000 by Friday, July 15, 2011.

Lets’ save the lives of hundreds and get the Rewards of Saving the Humanity Manifolds.

Yes: We Can InshaAllah.

—HHRD Team—

Monday, July 11, 2011

Water For Life



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

The devastation the floods have caused in Pakistan has left the country with water borne diseases and unsanitary sources of water. In order to aid relief in this area, Helping Hands has implemented the use of the Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) program in Pakistan.

The purpose of the program is to provide safe drinking water, prevent water borne diseases, and to discern alternate sources of water. Through these efforts, it is HHRD’s hope that the flooded country, in which 25% of it was affected, will be provided with quality water and sanitation. Additionally, WASH strives to raise awareness on hygienic practices and encourages the suitable construction of sanitation facilities.

Currently, water tests are being help in each of the 11 adopted union councils. These water tests are based on the quality of water. Helping Hands has predicted that three ultra-filtration plants will be constructed in each union council. These plants will provide to clean, pure water to over 10,000 people, as well as jobs for individuals to work these plants.

The WASH program aids Helping Hand’s mission by serving humanity, implementing aid in place of disease, and creating opportunities.
-HHRD Team

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Career Planning Workshop





Helping Hand for Relief and Development conducted Career Planning workshops for OSP students who have appeared in matriculation exams this year.

Two workshops were held—one in Muzaffarabad and the second in Rawalakot. These workshops were based on the assessment tests for these children. Students from Kashmir and Hazara Clusters participated in these tests. The aptitude test will determine the level and capability of the students individually and thus help decide what career they will pursue.

Training was conducted by HHRD through Edu-Vision. Further evaluation will be done by Edu-Vision on the basis of feedback against evaluation of their tests. After individual counseling and discussion, a final analysis and suggestion will be provided to the students about their careers. This will continue till they take admissions at institutions based on their choices and capabilities.

These Career Planning workshops continue Helping Hand’s efforts of improving living standards for sponsored orphans, so that they may dream, plan, and aspire, like normal children do.

-HHRD Team
(Orphan Support Program)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

URGENT APPEAL: Lets’ Save Lives of Libyans



Quran 005-032
“...and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people (humanity)”

Helping Hand for Relief & Development (HHRD) in partnership with the Libyan American Society of North Texas (LAS) is sending, a container of medical equipments and supplies, from USA to Tunisia/Libya border, which will be used at the medical camps established by HHRD for the Libyan refugees coming out of the volatile Libya.

This container will contain almost $400,000 worth of life saving medical supplies and equipments equipment, while the processing cost to send them is only $20,000.

HHRD wants to raise these $20,000 by Friday, July 15, 2011, so that these most necessary life saving things reach in time to those in dire needs.

Please click the following web-link to donate:

hhrd.org/SaveLibyans

While giving your gracious tax deductible donations, please mention in the comment section “Libyan Medical Container July 2011”.

You can also mail your checks in the name of Helping Hand for Relief & Development by writing in the memo section “Libyan Medical Container July 2011” and mail them to:

Helping Hand for Relief & Development, 12541 MacDougall Street, Detroit, MI 48212.

Encourage others around you to contribute bigheartedly like yourself so as to achieve this target of $20,000 by Friday, July 15, 2011.

Lets’ save the lives of hundreds and get the Rewards of Saving the Humanity Manifolds.

Yes: We Can InshaAllah.

---HHRD Team---

Monday, July 4, 2011

Libya and Tunisia:Medical Centers on the Rise



Libya and Tunisia:Medical Centers on the Rise

Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
With hundreds of wounded refugees daily making their way out of Libya into neighboring Tunisia the humanitarian crisis is still on the rise. Tent hospitals are being erected by HHRD to cater to these victims as well as the establishment of more solid health centers to appease the large numbers. HHRD continues its request for any and all health care professional and medical staff to volunteer their time in the region to word alongside its current staff. We pray the healing of these physical scars can also one day heal the emotional scars as well.
For further information on how you can help these brothers and sister please visit www.hhrd.org

Pakistan: Mother Child Health Care Centers

Helping Hand for Relief and Development provides health services in a variety concentrations; one of these areas focuses on Mother and Child Health Care.

With a total of 8.8 million children dying under the age of 5 every year, as stated by WHO, HHRD has focused its Mother and Child program on reducing this number. Moreover, it focuses on reducing infant, neonatal and maternal moralities while providing skilled birth assistants. These services coupled with the proper education on family planning, medical consultations, and expanding immunization all facilitate the necessary steps towards making this project as success.

Following the devastating floods in Pakistan, HHRD has set up a Mother Child Health Care Center which is running independently in the districts of Swat and Buner. The victims of this disaster need continuous support. Please donate generously by visiting www.hhrd.org

-HHRD Team

Dont Miss

CHARITY MUSHAIRA
Supporting Higher Education in Pakistan

Famous Urdu Poets:
AMJAD ISLAM AMJAD
ANWAR MASOOD
Renowned Scholar:
Maulana Yousuf Islahi

$25/person - Dinner will be served
For tickets visit: www.hhrd.org

NEW YORK : Friday July 8th, 2011 – 7:00pm
NYC Muslim Center
90-20, 191st Street
(Hollis) Jamaica, New York, 11423
Contact: Athar Suhail: (631) 748-2476

VIRGINIA : Saturday July 9th, 2011 – 7:00pm
Kena Shrine Temple
9001 Arlington Blvd, Route 50
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Contact: Asif Khan: (301) 252-7553

NEW JERSEY : Sunday July 10th, 2011 – 6:00pm
Chutney Manor
3793 US Highway 1 South
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey 08852
Contact: Saqib Attique: (609) 575-7474

Wednesday, June 22, 2011



Global Hand Washing Day

Helping Hand for Relief and Development observed "Global Hand Washing Day" in the district of Shikarpur, Sindh. Our social organizers taught orphans how to properly wash their hands. The purpose of Global Hand washing day is to promote hand washing among children and parents. Hand washing with soap is the most effective way to prevent diarrhea and acute respiratory infections, which take the lives of millions of children in developing countries every year. Yet, despite its lifesaving potential, hand washing with soap is rarely practiced and difficult to promote.

Children of poor households have no means of learning how important it is to wash their hands properly. Helping Hand is trying its best not only to socially uplift the orphan children, but also care for their health and hygiene. It is our hope that projects such as this will help encourage us all to seek out creative ways to help the orphan children.

For more information and your kind donations, please visit www.hhrd.org/osp

-HHRD Team
(Orphan Support Program)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Libya: Eye Witness Account




Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
Dr. Nejib arrived from Tunisia to shed light on the strife of the Libyan refugees; he is traveling across the U.S. to share these stories of pain and hope as well as raise the necessary funds to further help their cause in pertenership with Helping Hand USA.
More than 180,000 Libyan citizens sought refuge in Tunisia where almost all were hosted by Tunisian families or housed in empty residences. The remaining 2,000 were setup in outdoor camps.
For detailed information on whats needed please listen to his interview. Click Here. To donate please visit www.hhrd.org Libya Relief Fund.
LIBYA EVENTS NEAR YOU
Guest from Tunisia:
Dr. Mohammed Nejib Karoui
Villa Park, IL – Thursday, June 9th, 2011: After Maghrib Salah
Islamic Foundation (300 West Highridge Road, Villa Park, IL 60181)
California - Tickets: FREE – Please RSVP
Anaheim, CA - Saturday, June 11th, 2011: 6pm
At Anaheim Plaza Hotel (2323 Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA)
Bay Area, CA - Sunday, June 12th, 2011, 6pm.
At Chandani Restaurant (5748 Mowry School Road, Fremont, CA)
-HHRD Team

YOUTH FOR JAPAN
“Volunteer in Japan this Summer!”

There will be 2 batches:
Brothers Batch: July 9th – July 16th, 2011[Deadline: June 16th, 2011]
Sisters Batch: July 23rd – July 30th 19th, 2011 [Deadline: June 23rd, 2011]


“Deadline is fast approaching”

Please visitwww.muslimsforjapan.org for details on the program.

Apply Now!

Friday, June 3, 2011

YOUTH FOR JAPAN



YOUTH FOR JAPAN

Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
The 9.0 Richter scale earthquake caused 16,000+ deaths and over 300,000+ people displaced. Youth for Japan will be a similar program to Youth for Haiti. College students between the ages or 18 – 25 will visit the earthquake/tsunami affected areas of Japan. They will participate in relief activities and help in relief activities abroad.
There will be 2 batches:

Brothers Batch: July 9th – July 16th, 2011 [Deadline: June 16th, 2011]
Sisters Batch: July 23rd – July 30th 19th, 2011 [Deadline: June 23rd, 2011]
Program: Volunteers will:

Serve hot meals to displaced earthquake victims.
Participate in relief campaign.
Interacting with Japanese students and get a chance to teach them English.
Youth will volunteer alongside supervised professionals.
For further details about the Youth for Japan program and to apply please visit Youth for Japan.
-HHRD Team

LIBYA RELIEF
"Borders of Libya"

As the refugees from borders of Libya are pouring into Tunisia, more help is needed to privde them with food, basic necessities and medical relief.



"Medical Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses"

Helping Hand for Relief and Development is look for medical professional; Medical Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses. For more information, please contact Ilyas Choudry at (832) 275-0786.



To donate towards Libya Relief please visit, www.hhrd.org.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Medical Professionals Needed on the Border of Libya-Tunisia



Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,

The humanitarian crisis of massive proportions is increasing in terms of hundreds of wounded refugees coming out daily from Libya into neighboring Tunisia. Helping Hand (USA) for Relief & Development has begun erecting a tent hospital at this border, in collaboration with the Windsor Cardiac Center, and Attaaouen, a Tunisian and UNO registered NGO.

Emergency relief will be provided to these individuals immediately; however by June 06th, 2011, a more concrete system along with procedures and necessary logistical support will be in place. This will make it possible to begin accepting volunteer doctors and medical staff to work alongside HHRD in the region.

HHRD requests all those in the medical profession who are able to volunteer five to fifteen days to contact our Medical Teams Coordinator Br. Ilyas Choudry after June 7th, 2011. He can be reached at 1-832-275-0786 or ILyas.Choudry@HelpingHandOnline.Org



-HHRD Team

ICNA-MAS 2011 Convention Hartford, Connecticut
"Quran: Guidance Towards a Just and Balanced Way"

Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, marks the 36th annual ICNA MAS Convention where Helping Hand for Relief and Development will be participating in full swing. Come visit our booths 207, 209, 211, 108, 110, 112 located in the bazaar and convention center in order to receive up to date information regarding our programs and to speak with HHRD representatives about HHRD’s groundbreaking role in emergency relief and development. We look forward in meeting our donors and supports and hope that we can benefit from one another.

Don't forget to attend our much anticipated seminar session which will provide further details of HHRD's emergency relief work in Pakistan, Libya and Japan.

Seminar Session: Social Services - Muslims for Humanity
Sunday May 29th, 2011
3:45pm - 5:00 pm in Marriott CDE

Getting Muslim Youth Involved in Social Services
Sh. Abdul Nasir Jangda

Social Services – An Islamic Perspective
Sh. Yusuf Islahi

Updates on Emergency Relief in Pakistan, Libya & Japan
Abdus Shakoor (Pakistan)
Dr Mohamed Nejib Karoui (Tunisia)
Abu Hakeem (Japan)