A Message & Appeal to Servas family all over the world
“ July 2010 - WORST FLOOD IN THE 64th YEARS HISTORY OF PAKISTAN”
The worst floods in the Pakistan’s history have now killed more than 1600 people and affected more than 10 million more in all over Pakistan.
Torrential rains pounded Punjab province -- the nation's breadbasket -- and the National Disaster Management Authority estimated more than 252,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed in the affected provinces.
Officials reported all wells in the worst-affected areas in the country's northwest had been contaminated and water-borne diseases were spreading fast.
Even as rescue and aid efforts continued in the stricken northwest, authorities began evacuating half a million people further south as floodwaters from the bloated Indus River gushed towards the southern province of Sindh, where hundreds of thousands of people live along its banks.
The floods are the worst natural disaster to hit Pakistan since the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, which killed at least 79,000 people.
Monsoon rains still continue after ripping out bridges, roads and villages.
Government and private relief agencies are managing to provide only 5 percent of what’s required, so please help the flood victims as much as you can.
How you can help:
Besides sending cash, you can support by providing following commodities. Please do not donate old/expired stuff. Make sure edible items are hygienic and properly packed.
Clothing: Clothes of various sizes, Beddings, Shoes
Utensils: Jerri cans (large plastic cans that hold 20 liters of water or other liquids), Crockery, Buckets
Toiletries: Tissues, Soaps, Dettol (antibacterial cleaners), Towels
Food: Rice, Sugar, Flour (Atta), Onions, Potatoes, Cooking oil, Tea, Milk (tetra packs or powder), Safe drinking water, Cooked Food
Water purification tablets
Life saving drugs
Vaccines for malaria, cholera, typhoid, influenza
Pain killers including strong ones like morphine derivatives, tremadol, pethadine, kinz
Antibiotics e.g. tetnus, amoxil, gentamycin
IV Drip sets
IV drips: normal saline, ringerlactate
Local anesthetics (injections)
Cotton bandages, cotton
Surgical instruments: e.g needle holders, forceps, tweezers
Suturing materials, Skin staples
Servas Pakistan, made all the members of Servas to collect every possible donation including cash, food, medicines, tents and other wearing clothes. Servas Pakistan has also launched four relief camps with sixteen Servas volunteers at Lahore, Rajanpur, Nowshera & Kandhkot to collect and conveyed donations to the flood victims.
We humbly request to all the members of Servas International to take active part in conveying every possible help to the flood affected people.
Please send your cash and other required material to Servas Pakistan relief fund for the help of flood victims, your little help will save many people who are really seeking your help in this hard time.
Servas National Groups with large excess of funds should participate financially in helping the population affected by this natural disaster. It will be a great opportunity to prove that Servas is a Peace and volunteer Organization.
Please send your remittances and donations to help the victims directly to the following addresses:
1- Mr. Muhammad Naseem President Servas Pakistan GPO Box-516, Lahore-54000, Pakistan. E-mails: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org Skype ID: servaspk Cell phone: +92-300-9414105
2- Mr. Muhammad Shoaib Khan, National Secretary Servas Pakistan E-mails: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
3- Mr. Muhammad Nadeem
Treasurer Servas Pakistan
Bank Name: Allied Bank Limited
Branch: Napier Road Branch
Full postal address: Allied Bank Limited, 30-Napier Road, Lahore, Pakistan.
Bank Identification Code (swift code): ABPAPKKALHR
Branch Local Code: 222
Full bank account number: 01-200-9166-7
Title of account: Servas Pakistan
Hope to receive a good response. May God bless you and be with you always.
Muhammad Amjad Secretary Information Servas Pakistan.