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This is a time of immense grief and anguish for all of us. Many of us have lost friends, family, loved ones. Worst still, tens of thousands have been left homeless and destitute, without any sustenance and support. This is a time for all of us to reach out and help those who are most in need.

We all have lots of friends in various universities in different countries. Each one of you has a very strong effective network. I don’t know the general level of awareness abroad but if each of you could start a fund collection campaign in your own universities and work places I believe each and every one of you could make a significant difference. For instance you could email your university faculty and students (asking for donations). You can collect donations and you can send/transfer them to bank accounts that have been made by NCA especially for this purpose.
We would be excessively grateful if you could support this initiative.

We not only need to support earthquake survivors immediately, but more importantly also when the hype surrounding the issue dies. Funds coming in from initiatives like this can be used to help the earthquake victims even when foreign NGOS and relief organizations leave.

So far- as of 8th October 2005- the NCA Relief Fund has sent 5 consignments in trucks escorted by the Military to the affected areas (specifically Mansehra, Balakot, Muzaffarabad and now Bagh). The trucks were carrying packaged food items, bottled water, clothes, medicines and rolls of burial cloth.

We have also managed to arrange 3 helicopters from a private charity hospital which will help drop doctors and medicines to a make-shift medical camp in Balakot by nightfall.
Bali Memorial Helpline
Shop No. 5, First Floor,
Gold Center, Liberty Market,
Lahore
Pakistan
(+92-42)578 45 00 to 02
(+92-42)300 400 6222
ballyhelpline@yahoo.com

The NCA Relief effort has also initiated the move of putting together hardware units consisting of a small generator, deisel, and metal and cement cutters. These are absolutely essential in order to remove people who are (miraculously!) still alive under the rubble of collapsed buildings, and to also remove dead bodies which will prove hazardous in relation to disease and sickness control.

Water is an absolute necessity in these affected areas, and so we have spoken to people in MIT to advise us on low-cost water filtration units. Wer are also asking Procter and Gamble to provide us with water purification treatment sachets.

In order to carry out our operations in the worst affected and also the hardest-to-reach areas of Pakistan, I urge you to do as much as you can to help us as we are in desperate need of funds.

I invite you all to make this cause your cause. Please read the information on how you can help in the attached e-flyer.

Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions or advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Regards

Ameena Saeed Chaudhry
NCA Relief Fund
4, Sanda Road,
Lahore.
ncatrustfund@hotmail.com
Mobile: (+92)321-845-7899

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