Sunday, August 15, 2010

Helping Pakistan



The people of Pakistan are in desperate need of help. 20 million people were made homeless by this natural disaster. Crops are underwater, businesses ruined. Water-born disease is eminent.  From Huffington Post:

"We are here like beggars," said Mukhtar Ali, a 45-year-old accountant living on the side of a highway along with thousands of other people. "The last food we received was a small packet of rice yesterday and 15 of us shared that."


• Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged Americans to donate $10 to Pakistan flood relief by texting "SWAT" to 50555. Clinton said the funds would be used by the United Nations to provide food, water, medicine, tents and clothing to affected families.


I truly believe that anything you give with an open heart comes back to you ten-fold.

We are One.

14 comments:

C.M. Jackson said...

wonderful post and sentiment--we are one-best c

Brian Miller said...

it is only as we come together...across borders that we will truly move forward in this world...thanks for the FYI nancy...

Juan Bernal said...

i really like your post . im glad to see that you are someone who cares about others before yourself

The Good Cook said...

Nancy,

My first thought was, "I'm really not in the giving mood - too much has been taken from me"... but I reread your post and realized that you are right, giving with an open (albeit broken) heart comes back ten fold.

Amanda said...

i was shocked to read yesterday that 1/5 of pakistan is under water....incredible. i appreciate your post to heighten awareness of this overwhelming tragedy.

Lori said...

This makes me so sad. Thank you for sharing this!

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Rob-bear said...

The situation in Pakistan is one immense problem. We may not be able to solve it, but we can help.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!

Herrad said...

Hi Nancy,
Agree we all need to help Pakistan, especially all governments of all countries.
England's Prime Minister David Cameron's speech about Pakistan exporting terrorism seems to have inhibited money from many countries.
Love,
Herrad

GYPSYWOMAN said...

it truly does take a village to raise a child - and all of us to help each other in this world - wonderful post, lady!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Great post. Off to make this donation. Thanks for the info!

Marguerite said...

So tragic! Kinda makes the Gulf oil spill, pale in comparison, doesn't it? Thanks for posting, I will gladly donate.

ds said...

Saw this in the paper this afternoon. Tragic. As with Haiti, we must come together. Thank you for this.

Linda said...

thank you nancy, a beautiful post and the link...if everyone just would, we could save the world........it is a staggering disaster.
xo