Pakistani Tragedy

With all the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast and the not so distant (and on-going) efforts from the tsunami, I find it easy to grow weary in well doing. But Pakistan is in big trouble and needs our help. The numbers overwhelm me.
–Over 73,000 people have died as a result of the October 8, 2005 earthquake.
–Over 69,000 people are injured.
–Over 3 million people are homeless as they enter their very bitter winter.
Read more here.

Based on Charity Navigator Ratings, the Stamford, CT based AmeriCares does a great job at using donated dollars to actually help people and not get caught up in administrative costs. You can donate on-line.

If you know of other worthy humanitarian agencies, please post them in comments.

This post has 4 Comments

  1. Jennifer on November 5, 2005 at 3:32 am

    I actually wired money to someone who knows one of the Filipinos that I met at the World Gathering.

  2. Jennifer on November 6, 2005 at 12:09 am

    Here’s the website for the Agape Foundation, which is based in Southeast Asia.

  3. Peterson Toscano on November 6, 2005 at 2:27 am

    thanks Jennifer. Hey, nice photo!

  4. Jennifer on November 7, 2005 at 3:24 am

    I’m catching up to you with publishing more blogs. Take a look!

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