Earthquake Relief Efforts

I’ve spent most of the day trying to help out with the aid that needs to be sent to the affected areas. It is really encouraging to see how the whole nation, usually thought of as unorganized and chaotic, is working together and doing whatever they can. There seems to be no end to all the food, clothing and other essentials coming in from people of all walks of life.

I dug up whatever I could in terms of blankets and warm clothing and took it to a friend’s place which was already overwhelmed. They were sorting everything right there to prevent any delays while distributing so both Adeela and I took to helping out. But this really is a drop in the ocean since the main task is getting the aid to the people in the remote areas. The volunteers are hiring off-road vehicles for this purpose since trucks may not be able to reach those places.

Here are more links where you can donate online:

World Food Programme:
Kashmir International Relief Fund:
Red Cross/ Red Crescent: