I’m sure you’ve seen the news reports of the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan that’s left more than four million people homeless and 1,600 dead in that country.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations called the disaster a “slow motion tsunami” and the monsoon season isn’t over, so the devastation will likely continue.
One of my coworkers is originally from Pakistan and organized a food-and-supply drive in the office to collect donations of non-perishable food and other staples. She’ll be taking them to a charity she works with that will transport a shipment over to Pakistan.
She emailed everyone with a list of items they need and left a box beside her desk where you could come by and drop off donations any time during the week.
I ended up giving a carton of juice boxes (#3 on the list) but it didn’t seem like very much in the grand scheme of things, so I want to also give a cash donation to the Red Cross.
Here are some organizations accepting donations for the relief effort:
- Canadian Red Cross
- Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins sans Frontières
- International Development and Relief Foundation
Other groups are listed HERE.
I don’t think I’ll ever complain about the rain or snow ever again….
P.S. Here’s the late Eva Cassidy’s version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”