Appeals For Relief to Victims of Earthquake in J &K and Pakistan
If you live anywhere in India here is one way that you can help, in your own small way, the suffering victims of the recent earthquake in Kashmir: You can collect or buy warm clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, sheets etc [in good condition please] from friends and relatives and then arrange to send them by truck/road transport to Kashmir [which will be cheaper, although less fast, than courier]. Please note that all this material should be in GOOD condition, and not torn or unusable. Please do NOT send dirty, torn or very old and fraying material. Think of the thousands of people suffering in Kashmir with severe winter now approaching. You could send them to Arjimand Hussain, who heads Action Aid in Kashmir, who will arrange to distribute them in affected villages in Kupwara and Baramulla. The parcel [s] should be addressed to:
H-12 Cooperative Colony
Jammu and Kashmir
cell no: (0)9419004521
Currently, in India, around 1,50,000 people have been made homeless and around 1300 lives have been lost due to the disastrous earthquake. Survivors have reported a shortage of blankets, sweaters and tents in particular.
A partial list of organisations working towards aid in Jammu and Kashmir following the earthquake has been compiled. We can assist them by either contributing relief material or by making donations to help the quake victims. Please distribute this important information to as many people as possible. We really need to support our suffering brothers and sisters, and it has to be done before the winter sets in.
1. Action Aid India (J&K Office) - collecting relief supplies
2. J&K Coalition of Civil society - collecting funds
3. Jammu and Kashmir Bank - (NRI's please note!) collecting funds ONLINE and in 500 branches across India.
4. Greater Kashmir newspaper - collecting funds
5. Indian red cross society - collecting funds
6. World vision India - collecting funds ONLINE and partnering with corporates
The details are given below
1. Action Aid
You can collect or buy warm clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, sheets etc [in good condition please] from friends and relatives and then arrange to send them by truck/road transport to Kashmir. You could address them to Mr. Arjimand Hussain, who heads Action Aid in Kashmir, who will arrange to distribute them in affected villages in Kupwara and Baramulla. The parcel [s] should be addressed to:
Action Aid, H-12 Cooperative Colony
Jammu and Kashmir
cell no: (0)9419004521
2. J&K Coalition of Civil society (ATHROT)
Relief Action Programme for the Earthquake Victims. ATHROT is a collective initiative supported by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Foundation, Help Poor Voluntary Trust, Friends of Humanity, Student’s Helpline, Kashmiri Women’s Initiative for Peace and Disarmament, Apna Ghar, Youth for Humanity, Bar Association Budgam and students from Kashmir University and different Colleges and members from Business community.
ATHROT needs your donations in cash and kind to support the relief programme for: -
1. Relief and Rehabilitation of Uri victims
2. Emergency relief programme for Tangdar victims
3. Blood Donation for Azad Kashmir victims
• Donations in Cash may be deposited at Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Polo view Branch, on account of JKYF account number SB 1169
• Clothes, blankets, tents, food items and other donations in kind may be handed over to our volunteers at ATHROT collection counter at Lal Chowk, Srinagar
• Donations will also be directly accepted at our camps at Salamabad, Uri and Tangdar
• BLOOD DONATION CAMP for Azad Kashmir victims will be held on Sunday 16th of October 2005.
Please feel free to contact for further details on the following numbers:
91-194- 2482820, 9419013553, 2310145, 9419046026, 9419009950
Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society
C/O Mr. Parvez Imroz
The Bund, Amira Kadal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190001. India
3. Jammu and Kashmir Bank
They have around 500 branches in India and are collecting donations at all branches also. Please check their website for details of relief work already done and arrangements made for fund collection. The Bank organized a relief fund for the purpose, named as “The J&K Bank Earthquake Relief Fund”. A uniform account number/name “ JKBANKRELIEF ” for facilitating collections of donations from prospective donors has been allotted for the purpose to all branches across the country. Overseas donations can be remitted through SWIFT CODE “JAKAINBB”. Donations can be made online from the website.
4. Greater Kashmir (Srinagar-based newspaper)
GK Welfare Trust (GKWT), a trust set up by the Greater Kashmir, is extending a helping hand to the affected population across Jammu and Kashmir as also in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK). GK Welfare Trust has launched a relief campaign to help mitigate grave problems people in the quake-hit areas are facing. A relief fund has been created with Greater Kashmir contributing Rs 2,51,000 (Rupees two lakh fifty one thousand) as corpus fund to GKWT. Generous contributions from well-to-do citizens, businessmen, industrialists and others willing to be part of this noble cause are passionately solicited. Cash donations can be deposited on the following addresses:
Srinagar: Account no. CD 1351-J&K Bank, branch SSI Lal Chowk
Jammu: Account no. CD 12114-J&K Bank, Residency Road, Jammu.
The name and! address of the contributors will be published on the front page of the leading English daily, the Greater Kashmir, subject to donor's consent. Note: GK Welfare Trust is egistered vide I no. CIT/IMC/TECH/05-06/2320- dated August 29, 2005 by commissioner of Income Tax, J&K
5. Indian Red Cross Society
The Indian Red Cross is continuing its distributions of food and other relief items. Its Jammu and Kashmir branch distributed five tonnes of dried food rations and its staff is involved in relief operations in Poonch, Rajouri, Baramulla and Uri.
A link to their donations page - http://www.indianredcross.org/donation.html
6. World vision India
It is working in providing relief and is also collecting donations online.
For more details, please check details on their website - https://www.worldvisionindia.org/cmsscripts/inner.php?id=88&menu_id=14
Child Nurture and Relief (CHINAR) is accepting donations to help the victims of this disaster. Our team in India is already making initial assessment of the short-term and long-term needs of the survivors.
Please donate generously. You can write a check to Child Nurture and Relief (with Earthquake Relief in the memo section) or you can donate online at http://www.chinar.org/qdonate.htm (with an e-mail to email@example.com that the donation is for Earthquake Relief). All donations to CHINAR are tax deductible.
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