Thursday, April 28, 2011
Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBaraktahu,
HHRD Rebuild Pakistan Program in Full Swing
Pakistan was hit by one of the largest catastrophes in the history of the world, when ravaging floods went through almost 25% of the country. Much of the country remained water logged for months until recently paving the way for reconstruction.
After immediate emergency medical assistance, food and household items distribution; Helping Hand has launched a long-term recuperation program called the "Integrated Approach towards Rebuilding Pakistan."
This overall undertaking has several programs and is presently being run under the "Adopt a Union Council (UC) Program". The several programs under this Adopt a UC Program include:
Clean Water & Sanitation - Homes Construction - Basic Healthcare Clinics - Interest-Free Micro-Finance - Orphan Support / Sponsorship - Skills Development Centers - Schools Buildings Reconstruction - and - Wedding Gift Boxes.
The most devastated 11 UCs being adopted are the provinces of Sindh, Baluchistan, Punjab, and Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa.
Within the Homes Construction Program, 25 homes will be constructed in each of these 11 UCs, in various phases and will be completed before the end of September 2011 in all 275 homes will be constructed.
The need is indeed more than these numbers of homes. With the support of our Helping Hand’s Patrons, and various Muslim communities & Masajids across USA to first build these 275 homes and then more homes with continuing support.
Each home is $2,500, except for one of the UCs Madiyan Swat, where HHRD needs to purchase land: In Madiyan Swat with the purchase of land, each home is $4,000.
Salient Features of the Homes Construction Program within the Integrated Process of Rebuild Pakistan are:
- Qualified consultant employed and engineering staff hired to implement the projects (no compromise on quality and adequacy)
- Beneficiaries’ selected based on a vulnerability criteria survey through community engagement to identify the neediest persons, like widows, orphans, disabled, landless farmers, and elderly
- Community involvement and sense of belonging created by asking the public to provide local unskilled labors (who through this process will become skilled)
- Each home to accommodate 8 to 10 persons;
- Around 20 good jobs directly created for engineers & social workers; and several more jobs indirectly are being created in other facets, due to this program.
For sponsoring home(s), please visit https://www.hhrd.org/donate.aspx & then choose "Pakistan Floods House Construction" as the Relief Project.
We will have several Rebuild Pakistan events throughout 2011 and beyond, near your community. Please attend these events with your family, friends, and colleagues; learn more about this and other projects; and heartily support.
"Recuperating Japan One Meal at a Time"
The people of Japan have shown extraordinary resilience in this time of destruction and strife.
HHRD continues to help these individuals by providing warm meals and basic day to day necessities.
Though the journey to recover seems long it is the manner in which one travels that makes all the difference.
The gratitude and smiling faces seen throughout the country in response to the aid that HHRD is providing is heartwarming.
We encourage you to continue to support those in need.
Visit www.HHRD.Org or www.MuslimsForJapan.Org for further information and donation options.
Wasalaam Walaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu -