How would you feel if a massive earthquake hit and your family was separated from you without a means to communicate?
That is exactly what happened last Friday in Pakistan when a 7.7 magnitude earthquake devastated the region. Only there, in the remote villages of the Hindu Kush without modern construction or stringent building codes, buildings simply collapsed and buried thousands beneath the rubble.
And now the survivors need your help!
Can you help provide food, water, and shelter to the people of Pakistan who have lost everything? The earthquake that ripped through the ancient villages of Pakistan's Hindu Kush mountains left people completely exposed to the elements. Rain and hail are coming as winter approaches, and emergency help is needed so badly. Help Mercy Corps save as many people as possible by donating here: http://go.care2.com/e/hbY/B3/ny1K
Care2 is working to support the efforts of Mercy Corps relief workers in Pakistan right now. These workers are preparing the first shipments of lifesaving medical supplies for distribution. Mercy Corps has assembled mobile medical teams made up of doctors, nurses and surgeons to provide critical trauma care to those in need.
"It's horrific," says Dr. Arif Noor, a Pakistan-based doctor with Mercy Corps. According to Dr. Noor, many small settlements in the mountain valleys have been completely washed away. Some people are fleeing their leveled villages carrying the dead and wounded with them. Many others are staying behind, unsure of whether missing family members are dead or alive. People are intensely fearful of aftershocks, staying outside in open areas through the winter nights that bring torrential rains and hailstorms.
Care2 partnered with Mercy Corps to provide desperately needed relief to tsunami victims last winter, as well as to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and are proud to be working together once again to bring relief to people in need. Please donate today to support these critical relief efforts.
Mercy Corps is coordinating relief efforts with the United Nations and other relief organizations that are a part of this critical lifesaving response. "This disaster is beyond the scope of one government, or many governments," says Dr. Arif Noor. "Now is the time for the world to join hands and come together with this terrible tragedy." Please help us today by making an immediate donation.
Care2 & ThePetitionSite Team