Thursday, August 26, 2010

Zakat Appeal: Flood; the worst is yet to come...

Assalaam Alykum,

We should keep reminding everyone that the worst is yet to come. Not only in terms of the natural disaster but how the floods have started a chain of events that will cause Pakistan’s poor to be completely helpless. The crops and fields that have been destroyed were their livelihood and they have not only lost their homes but any source of future income is also washed away in the floods.

Everyone has lost a home. Everyone has lost livelihood. These people are stranded, helpless, and in one of the worst sanitary conditions at this point. They are physically and mentally distraught. There are traumatized children and distressed women. Families are going hungry for days and their only choice is to turn to the waters that put them in that place to begin with. Many are forced to drink the contaminated water that has caused several diarrhea cases. There aren’t enough medicines now to treat all the affected people.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development is continuing their efforts in 13 locations across Pakistan. HHRD doctors are offering untiring efforts and they are seeing cases like chest infections, suspected cholera, malaria, typhoid, yellow fever, scabies and skin infections.

Every dollar counts. Every effort counts. Give your Zakat and Fitra to the victims of Pakistan Floods. You can ask your giving to be used for their immediate needs like clean drinking water, food , medical and sanitation help or towards long term help by donating towards helping the families to start small businesses for the men and women who have lost all livelihood in this disaster.

If you have already extended help, please forward this message to your friends, family, co-workers and communities. We have to come out in great numbers to help the affected of Pakistan.

Please visit where you can find latest details and how you can help the victims of Pakistan Floods. Please donate and encourage other to donate generously as well.

Or you can Text FITRA to 27722 to donate $10 to Pakistan Flood Relief.
$10 will be added to your mobile phone bill/ deducted from your prepaid account. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy.

-HHRD Team

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