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Danish Saleem



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Location: San Jose
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE: above posting:

Justin, I have replied through email
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Akber Merchant



Joined: 08 Feb 2005
Last Visit: 10 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI.

Dear all,

A group of people from the US, UK and Pakistan have started a drive to collect tents for the victims of the South Asia Earthquake. At the moment, the most dire need is for shelter and medicine. While many doctors have already gone to the affected areas, they can't help without shelter. According to BBC, the need for tents is 100,000 and so far only about 18,000 tents have reached te affected areas.

A bunch of us have been in touch with local NGOs and companies like Unilever, Omer Asghar Development Foundation and the Pak Shaheen Group, who are using their local networks to get tents to remote villages where aid has still not reached. In coordination with a US organization called Development in Literacy's South Asia Earthquake, we have set up a blog where people can donate money. The funds will be used to buy tents from the Coleman group, among other, which DIL is coorindating with, that is giving us tents at a discount. Upto now, we have placed orders for 18 tents costing 60,000 rupees, $1000. These tents are all-weather waterproof tents that can house up to 5-7 people. Inshahallah, the shipment will be in Pakistan in three days, where our contacts are coordinating to ensure everything runs smoothly.

I know that people have already received thousands of emails for funding, and are unsure where to put it all. Well, this is a great idea, and basically, we don't want the money, we just want the tents. For people who are unsure about this, you can contact the Coleman group at: 316-832-6189. and order tents yourself, however, discounts are larger in bulk.

If this idea appeals to you, please go to: http://tentdrive.blogspot.com/ The site also has more details about the drive.

For more info or concerns, visit the site or email me. Any help at this point would go a VERY LONG WAY. Many of us from that region feel frsutrated for being unable to help. This is your chance. If you can't afford to donate funds, please forward this message to people who you think might be able to help.


Thank you and best wishes,
Afshan Khoja

Masters of Public Administration '07
Cornell Institute of Public Affairs
ak388@cornell.edu
afshankhoja@yahoo.com

"sitaron say aagay jahan aur bhi hain"
- There are worlds to conquer beyond the stars - Allama Iqbal
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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Last Visit: 22 Nov 2007
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Location: San Francisco
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:04 pm    Post subject: UPCOMING EVENTS IN SF Reply with quote

All proceeds are going to earthquake relief.

1. October 26th Wednesday
Rotee
400 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 552-8309
(All Day Resturant revenues to be donated to the South Asian Quake Fund) http://www.roteesf.com


2. October 26th Wednesday Earthquake Relief Underground SF
424 Haight St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 864-7386
$10 - $100 Sliding cover
7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
(Music by Cheb-i-Sabah and Janaka)
http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/41596895#editorialreview

3. Novemeber 12th
Third I Film Festival
Showing 'Its My country Too'
BBC film with Salman Ahmed of Junoon
Salman will be answering Q&A in person and collecting donations for the fund, as well part of the proceedings to go to South Asian Quake fund.

http://www.thirdi.org/festival/film/index.htm
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Mahjabeen Quadri
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Last Visit: 22 Nov 2007
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Location: San Francisco
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear All,

If you guys are looking for some cultural experiences, EKTA is organizing a fundraiser, the proceeds of which will go to ADP. For details, please click on the this link (http://www.ektaonline.org/events/beyondborders/). Please forward this to anyone you think would be interested in attending these perfomances. Please help to make this a success! They have put in a lot of effort and the more the money raised, the more people we will be able to help back home!

Regards,

Mahjabeen Wasim



artists beneficiaries tickets location sponsors


Saturday, November 19th, 7PM
Wheeler Auditorium
University of California Berkeley

All proceeds benefit grassroots earthquake relief efforts in
Pakistan and India.


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Featuring

Farah Shaikh
Chhandam-Chitresh Das Dance Company
- Kathak Dance

Shalja Patel
- Spoken Word

Kamal Hyder
& Ferhan Qureshi
- Sitar & Tabla Duet

Rita Sahai
Vivek Anand & Ferhan Qureshi (Tabla)
- Hindustani Vocal








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For more info, please visit
http://ektaonline.org/beyondborders


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Volunteers Needed!
We need help with publicity, selling tickets, and volunteering on the day of the event.
Please email us at beyondborders@ektaonline.org for details.





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