Update (13-05-20): Alhumdulillah, another Rs 30,000 (SAR 697) have been collected and transferred to my neighbor’s account. JazakAllah khair for your contributions.
Update (24-06-20): Message from an ex-neighbor from Rawalpindi:
Our friend runs a tourism group that takes people on trips to Northern Areas. As anticipated, northern areas have been affected really badly due to the limited tourism activities and unemployment. Unlike the main cities, little support has been extended to the people over there. On request of our contacts there, we are going to conduct a ration drive at Kalash, Chitral. Similar drives were conducted at Neelum Valley last to last weekend. We are looking for financial support to run ration & household support drive.
Update (13-05-20): Alhumdulillah, another Rs 100,000 (SAR 2,377) have been collected and transferred to my neighbor’s account. JazakAllah khair for your contributions.
Update (06-05-20): Message from an ex-neighbor from Rawalpindi:
My friends have started Ramzan specific ration distribution drives and have asked for more donation support. We have got things systematic in the past month and are able to touch multiple segments through these drives. Following are the detailed updates:
Alhumdulillah we have completed the first phase of Ration and medical supplies distribution pre-Ramzan. We started with our small circle. Friends and volunteers kept on joining the effort and are now working in distribution, collection and donation management in multiple cities. Unilever Pakistan has contributed to the drives with a special delivery of 50,000 lifebuoy soaps.
In more than 20 ration drives, packs and supplies were distributed among daily wagers, rickshaw drivers, transgender community, kachi basti and to Christians, especially on Easter. Social distancing measures were taken during these drives. Local police also supported us in the distribution to ensure safety.
With the support of donors, we were able to prepare medical kits comprising of PPEs suits, N95 Masks, Surgical masks, goggles, Face shields and Hand Sanitizers. These kits/suits were distributed among frontline warriors in the following institutions.
- Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi
- Poly Clinic Hospital, Islamabad
- DHQ Hospital, Rawalpindi
- Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Rawalpindi
- Fauji Foundation Hospital, Rawalpindi
- Rawalpindi Institute of Urology and Transplantation
- Quaid e Azam International Hospital, Islamabad
- Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology
- Rescue 1122
Alhumdulillah we have started the 2nd phase and will be distributing ration among daily wagers and safaid posh families to equip them for Ramzan. We are specifically focusing on families who are unable to get help through government-led programs (identified by our friends and volunteers).
Update (01-04-20): Alhumdulillah, Rs 87,500 (SAR 2,096) have been collected and transferred to my neighbor‘s account. JazakAllah khair for your contributions.
The following text was published on 30th March 2020:
Msg from an ex-neighbor from Rawalpindi:
My friends here in Rawalpindi are conducting ration drives to cover the daily wagers who still don’t have anyone to look after them and are forced to expose themselves and go out in search of livelihood. Despite the strictness by local police these people are forced to come out and search for work/donations on roads to arrange basic necessities for their families.
My friends collect donations, prepare ration packs and cover different areas of Rawalpindi on a daily basis. One ration pack contains the following items:
- Aata : 10Kg
- Ghee : 2Kg
- Daalain : 2Kg
- Chana : 1Kg
- Rice : 5Kg
- Sugar : 2Kg
- Soap Set : 3 Packs
- Tea : 200gm
- Milk : 1.5 liters
- Pickle : 180gm
- Joshanda : 300gm
- Salt : 800gm
- Detol Mini Bottle : 1
One ration pack costs around Rs 3,000 (SAR 72). One distribution drive consists of 40 – 50 packs thus it helps 40 to 50 families. So far, they have distributed over 180 ration packs in areas like PWD, Tulsa Road, Main Islamabad Highway and backward areas of Rawalpindi. They are looking for your financial support to continue this drive. Any contribution will be of great help.
If you would like to donate any money then it will be transferred to my ex-neighbor’s bank account. Donations can be made through any of the following channels:
- In cash to me
- Via STC Pay (Instructions)
- In my KSA Bank Account
- In my Pakistani Bank Account
- Via PayPal – https://paypal.me/urShadow