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Subject: Hidaya Foundation Pakistan Flood Relief Update
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Disaster Relief Update: Pakistan Flood:

With the Blessings of Allah (swt) and your support, Hidaya Foundation has been able to provide assistance to thousands and thousands of families whose lives have been devastated by the severe flooding in Pakistan. In the initial emergency relief phase, Hidaya has been distributing aid in the form of food, clothing, and shelter.

Since the floods in August 2010, Hidaya has sent 56 ocean-freight containers. Of these 40ft. containers:

· 40 have already been distributed.

· 10 are at Hidaya’s warehouse in Pakistan and will be distributed within in the next few days.

· 1 just arrived at the port in Pakistan and will be cleared through customs.

· 5 are currently in transit via ocean freight.

On average, each container provides 8-10 pieces of winter clothing (such as jackets, sweaters, etc.) to 4,500 families. The 40 containers that have been distributed thus far were given to approximately 180,000 families in flood affected areas of Balochistan, Punjab, and Sindh Provinces.

Hidaya Foundation has also been distributing tents (over 1,000 distributed thus far) to families and village communities so they may find some shelter from the bitter cold. Since the beginning of the disaster, Hidaya has also distributed over 60 tons of fruit, 35 tons of cooked food, 193 tons of dry ration, and 1.7 million liters of drinking water. Over 1,500 shares of Qurbani/Udhiyah meat was also distributed in flood affected areas along with the installation of Water Hand Pumps for Clean Drinking Water.

To read more about what Hidaya has done and will be doing for this relief effort, please visit:
http://www.hidaya.org/social-welfare/disaster-relief/-pakistan-floods-2010



Donate Online: For donating Zakat & Sadaqah online via check or credit card kindly visit:
https://donation.hidaya.org/donation.aspx?projectId=45

Donate by Mail: To donate by check payable to ‘Hidaya Foundation’, mail to:
Hidaya Foundation, P.O. Box 5481, Santa Clara, CA 95056

Sincerely,

Waseem Baloch
President, Hidaya Foundation
Office: (408) 244-3282
Toll free: (866) 244-3292
E-mail: mail@hidaya.org
 

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The sister organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.