American Agencies Laud PAGH’s Role in Houston


Washington, DC: The Pakistani-American community of Greater Houston (PAGH) has shown great leadership in responding to the worst natural disaster in the US history by organizing help to Katrina victims, says a Pakistan Embassy press release.
The PAGH has worked quickly and efficiently to open the doors of first Pakistani American Community Center to the victims of Katrina. The newly acquired Community Center has been converted into a relief center to provide shelter, food, medicines, clothing and other supplies to the affectees. Arrangements have been made for on-site visits by doctors to provide free medical help. In order to provide shelter to the affected Pakistani and Pakistani-American families the Center has arranged temporary accommodation for several families. The Center has so far provided assistance to some 3000 people from different communities.
The Consulate General of Pakistan in Houston is working closely with PAGH in their efforts to provide assistance to the affectees.
The contribution made by the Pakistani diaspora in the relief efforts is being greatly appreciated by the local authorities and the US relief agencies.


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