Dominic Zietsch | 4th September 2010
PAKISTAN and its people are suffering.
While Australians concern themselves with footy finals and hung parliaments, people in Pakistan are living through the hell of one of the worst floods and natural disasters ever recorded in the country.
Thousands are dead and the millions rendered homeless by the flood are now facing an uncertain future and a long road back to normality. Clearly, the Pakistani people need all the help they can get.
Grafton Midday Rotary is appealing for donations to Rotary’s Disaster Aid Australia program, which provides vital aid to people like those in Pakistan after a natural disaster.
DISASTER: The people of Pakistan face a humanitarian crisis after one of the largest floods in recorded history.
Disaster Aid Australia is providing a number of services to these people including water purifiers, family survival kits, which includes a tent, cookware and blankets and many other packs, all funded by donations.
Grafton Midday Rotary president Dave Hart is encouraging Clarence Valley residents to get behind Rotary’s aid program.
“The Clarence Valley understands the risk from flooding and, to a certain extent, can appreciate what the Pakistani people are confronting,” Mr Hart said.
“We can back our sympathy with donations to Disaster Aid Australia, which delivers material assistance on the ground, avoiding the worry of funds being syphoned off on the way to those in need,” he said.
“Disaster Aid Australia has another 1000 family survival packs ready to deploy, but they urgently need assistance from Australians with donations to deliver further much needed assistance into Pakistan.”
Mr Hart said donations could be made on the Disaster Aid website – http://www.disasteraidaustralia.org.au/about.html – or through Grafton Midday Rotary.
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