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Old 08-26-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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How to help Pakistan (even better than money!)

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How to help Pakistan (even better than money!)

One of the countless Pakistani citizens who’re working day and night for the flood relief efforts is Fakhre-Alam, a young celebrity known well in the nation. Previously, he’d spearheaded a prolonged and effective relief campaign for the earthquake victims in 2005. Now, he joins Pakistan’s national airline, PIA, to bring focused and effective relief for the millions who’re awaiting help.

This video has been made especially for people residing abroad, who want to help with the relief campaign on the ground. PIA, the national carrier, has declared it will ship to Pakistan free of cost any donations that people abroad want to send for the flood victims. Watch the video to learn more:

Urdu: http://www.piac.com.pk/Flood_Relief/Fakhr-e-Alam.htm
English: http://www.piac.com.pk/Flood_Relief/...e-Alam-Eng.htm

A summary of the items described in the video above:

1) Get a box, preferable size 12 inches x 15 inches x 15 inches

2) A white sheet

3) Two 1.5 liters mineral water (not more, not less)

4) Twelve-pack of any juice with straw

5) One box of salty biscuits

6) Two boxes of sweet biscuits (1 big, 1 small)

7) One box of chocolates

8) Milk carton (1-1.5 liters) – expiration date should be far off

9) One bag of potato chips

10) Two to four soap bars

11) One box of dates

12) ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts / dehydration-prevention supplement- pedialyte)

13) One pack of disposable cups

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA): Contact details

For details of whom to contact, please visit: http://www.piac.com.pk/Flood_Relief/ERP.htm
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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Re: How to help Pakistan (even better than money!)

I m currently working with other volunteers in putting these boxes together in Eastern MA. We are asking muslims in masjids, co-workers, fellow students to sponsor these boxes.

I needed some help in putting a flyer together for this. Need something that will attract their attention & also make it clear what items r needed. If anyone can do this, pls lemme know & i will email u the details.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
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Re: How to help Pakistan (even better than money!)

Jazak Allah Brother for posting this. Insha Allah Ruhma is going to do the same in Seattle.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:40 AM   #4
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The way I m going abt doing this here is we are asking ppl how many boxes r they willing to sponsor. We have already scouted stores to see whr we can the products for the best price... each box is costs $20. Asking ppl to go & buy stuff mite fail as not all these products r found in one place so we r doing all the legwork & they just have sponsor the box. We r encouraging ppl to sponsor 1 box per family member.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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I think PIA has flights that go out of Chicago and NY. It would be more cost effective (for us on the west coast) to send money to these cities where people can buy and assemble the boxes, since they will be shipping free of cost from there. However I think the flights out of Chicago are maxed out on their cargo limit for the time being.
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