Joined: 19 Oct 2005
Last Visit: 19 Oct 2005
|Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:24 pm Post subject: Houston Response
|Recieved from Dr. Khumawala:
Dear All, Assalamu-Alaikum w.r.
This is an Update from the Houston Task Force for Pakistan Relief that will Insha Allah send Containers for the needy to Pakistan.
For the FIRST Container, we are collecting the following items.
4. SLEEPING BAGS
5. WARM Clothes (heavy jackets, sweaters, woolen stockings etc.)
6. Bed sheets and towels (basically linen items)
We are requesting that you donate these items (good usable quality that you may already have) and deliver them at the address and times given below.
If you don't have these items, and you plan to purchase then we suggest that instead of purchasing these items, you donate the money.
In addition please make a donation of any amount you can to help cover port clearing and distribution costs in Pakistan. Please be assured that a complete accountability and transparency of the funds will be available to all.
The check should be made payable to Pennies for Education and Health and mail it to:
Pennies for Education and Health
South Asian Earthquake Relief Fund
3050 Post Oak Blvd. Suite 550
Houston, Texas 77056
Alhamdu-lillah, the following 5 masjids have been designated as collection points.
Listed below are the masjids and the person responsible for setting up the boxes, monitoring the collections during the week and transporting the collected items next weekend to the ICS location.
1. South Zone - Taha Hussain
2. South West - Yemeen U Rahman
3. Mission Bend - Yemeen U Rahman
4. Al-Farooq - Gordon Mohammad Holmes
5. North Zone - Zaheer Sahab
6. South East Zone, Hwy 3 Masjid
The Directors of each masjid have been courteous enough to lend this space to us.
Saturday and Sunday October 22-23, between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
We also need volunteers to help us in this task. If you can help Saturday or Sunday, please call Sr. Rana Farooqui or Adeel Khan.
Rana Farooqui (713) 453-8388
Adeel Khan (713) 303-9540
International Courier Systems
6160 Westview Dr.
Houston, Texas 77055
From the Galleria area ( inside the 610 loop ) Go on I-10 west, Exit Silber Street.
Make a right turn (GOING NORTH) on Silber.
Make a right turn on Westview
Go about ¼ of a mile and ICS warehouse is on the left.
We need to maximize the valuable shipping space for these items; HENCE PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY other CLOTHES, ETC. FOR THIS FIRST CONTAINER. We will Insha Allah be collecting those items for future containers.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ANNOUNCE IN ALL THE MASAJIDS.
May Allah (swt) reward all of you immensely. Aameen.
The Houston Task Force