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Batagram and Elahi Village (Completed)

Surul Valley (Underway)

Aligra (Underway)

Laoire (Underway)

E.H.D. Foundation of Pakistan (Facilitation)

For Donors in Texas (U.S.A.) (Facilitation)


Basic Milestones

Individuals who are part of this drive have engaged in various efforts, and bring to the team the following milestones as a result of working individually and collectively on quake relief efforts. These include:

Tent Deliveries

  • 18 Single ply canvas tents from Relief Shelter Drive funds. Delivered Friday Oct 21, 2005
  • 3 single ply parachute material tents Rs. 2,700 each from private funds. Delivered Thursday Oct 20, 2005
  • 30 double ply fully winterized tents, Rs. 9,700 each. Ordered Sunday Oct 23, 2005
  • 150 single ply resin coated denim/canvas, essentially donated at Rs. 550 each. Ordered Mon. Oct 24, 2005
  • 15 flex tents (donation given to IGS for tents to Elahi)

Flex Tents

  • Pakistan group among pioneers of utilizing old and new flex (billboard skins) to produce tents
  • Group solicits, facilitates and expedites the whole process of collecting flex and sending it to tent seamers
  • Developed a network of flex tent seamers between Karachi and Lahore
  • Estimated 1,500 tents provided free via this method, mainly to individuals from distant villages

Mobilizing Medical Teams

  • Connected doctors and medical students with organizations forming mobile hospitals and medical camps
  • Gathering on-site information of what is lacking from on-site contacts in various relief areas and disseminating this information
  • Providing teams with and distributing supplies such as generators,medical and surgical supplies through various linkages
  • Donation collection and grants
  • Facilitating the collection and mobilization of donations from US, Saudi Arabia, UK , Pakistan, -Germany and other countries
  • Donations already mobilized and tents supplied mostly to individuals going back to villages as well as Omar Asghar Foundation, Pak Shaheen Group, PAF and other medical teams
  • Collected and donated cartons of toys, food, blankets etc. to SOS TV1 Children's Sanctuary near Balakot
  • Purchased and donated sanitary napkins for women victims sent via women doctors

Developed and disseminated tent manufacturers database :

  • Created much needed database of who can deliver exactly what type of tents, when, where and for how much

Working with/Donating to:

  • Education Health Development (EHD)
  • Omer Asghar Foundation
  • Pak Shaheen Group
  • Flex Tent Seamers:(Horizon Graphics, Image Graphic Solutions, RoadTrip
  • Relief efforts at PAF museum
  • Sungi Foundation/ Joint Action Committee
  • Khidmat Foundation
  • Surgical Unit 3, Civil Hospital