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:
They are a registered charitable organization. For your tax purposes, their TaxID is 11-345067. Also, emullah garnered wire-transfer information:
Second, is this missive from the Pakistan Embassy as a response to my query:
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.
Nice job I was thinking about posting info on donations, I will recycle.
You can also donate to Edhi online through ADP's website: http://www.developpakistan.org/Default.aspx?tabid=149
salaams - hope your family is safe and sound. - Send Relief goods, properly packed, to PIA Offices anywhere in the World and PIA will lift it for free for the Victims. http://www.satribune.com/archives/200510/P1_RELIEF_AD.htm
SO glad your loved ones are well & thank you for doing the legwork re: Edhi. I am updating the info accordingly on my site.
Glad to hear that your family is safe, Sepoy, but of course mourning along with you for all those suffering. Thanks for keeping us updated.
Sepoy - condolences to the suffering among your friends and family. Thank you for aggregating ways to help.
check out karachi.metblogs.com, lahore.metblogs.com, helppakistan.blogspot.com for all you need to know about donations and relief efforts going on.
Online donations are available from lahore based UrduPoint at http://akhbar.urdupoint.com/khas/charity_projects/up-rlf/ and Karachi based Indus Mart at http://www.indusmart.com/donate.htm#indusmart and ADP http://www.developpakistan.org/Default.aspx?tabid=149 sorry for being late though
Thank you for the links.. I found this on ADP's website.. Zia Chishti, the CEO of TRG and Orthoclear, has demonstrated his generosity by matching the next $25,000 raised by ADP! Beginning at 6:00pm EST, Monday, October 10, each dollar you contribute will be matched by Mr. Chishti (up to $25,000 in matching funds), producing double the impact for the many victims of this disaster in Pakistan. Please be generous in your donations!
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