I have tried, I am trying, to get an online donation setup. The last resort will be my own paypal account but I am in contact with a couple of charity organizations that operate in Pakistan, and whom I trust, and hopefully some online thing will materialize.
Edhi Foundation, is the organization that I can wholeheartedly recommend to you. They have no web presence and no ability to mobilize online. I just talked to them and there doesn’t seem to be any way that they will even agree to an online system. “Edhi sahib nahin mantay,” is a direct quote. In any case, you can send your checks to:
Bilqis Edhi Foundation
42-07 National street
Corona, New York, 11368
They are a registered charitable organization. For your tax purposes, their TaxID is 11-345067. Also, emullah garnered wire-transfer information:
Name on the Account: Bilqis Edhi Relief Foundation
Routing # and Account # 026007362-32001014
Please write on your transfer special nature/purpose Earthquake Relief in Pakistan
Phone Number for Bank 718-397-0890
Second, is this missive from the Pakistan Embassy as a response to my query:
Head of Chancery,
Embassy of Pakistan,
3517 International Court, NW,
Washington, DC 20008.
The Embassy will acknowledge the donations made to the President‚Äö√Ñ√¥s Relief Fund through Reach International. All donations made by the community organizations and individuals will be announced on the Embassy‚Äö√Ñ√¥s website.
Third, donate online to the Canadian Red Cross effort.
Fourth, Islamic Relief.
Also, I want to acknowledge that the US-State Department announced $50 million in aid today. Along with the most important, and severely lacking, rescue equipment. My heartfelt thanks to the US state and to the many, many people who called and emailed inquiring about my family’s safety.