30,000 dead is being reported on PTV. The Margala Towers collapsed in Islamabad. I have a lot of family in the area and, so far, reports are that they are ok. The hardest hit areas in Azad Kashmir, esp. Mansera, are places where we spend a lot of time.
I feel as helpless and unable to cope as I did when the Tsunami hit or Katrina.
What we all have done and what we all can do is send money.
The problem is that Pakistani relief agencies don’t have a good setup for this.
Edhi Foundation is my recommendation but sending money to them is not easy if you are outside of Pakistan.
There are local charities and families that I know that could also appreciate some direct aid.
I am going to set up a Paypal account. All money will be send directly to either Edhi or families. I will try and be as open and transparent about it as possible.
More as soon as Paypal verifies my information and I have a link.
I hope that all of you readers can donate. Red Cross International is always there.