Chohan Family Joins in the Flood Relief Efforts

Members of the Chohan family and community volunteers are seen zestfully involved in their noble undertakings for the flood victims in Pakistan

On August 14, 2010 the Chohan family launched a drive to collect donations for the flood victims of Pakistan from Islamic centers and organizations across the length and breadth of greater Southern California. The donated items were received in the Chohan family warehouse near downtown Los Angeles and included clothing, shoes, tents, food, medical supplies, etc.

On August 28 and 29, 2010 hundreds of volunteers came to sort out these donated goods and package them into bales compressed by hydraulic balers, boxes and large bags. Once packaged, the donated goods were placed into ocean containers which were 40’ x 8’ x 9.5’ in size. These containers will be shipped via sea and reach Pakistan in approximately 4-5 weeks. The first of these containers has already left.

Upon arrival in Pakistan, Hidaya Foundation, acting as the sole consignee, will arrange the release of the containers from the Customs Department and facilitate their transportation to various locations for distribution of the much needed goods among flood victims.

The Chohan family will bear all expenses in the US while Hidaya Foundation will bear all charges outside the USA, including the cost of shipping, customs, clearance and distribution which is approximately $5000/container alone.

Besides goods, Hidaya Foundation has received cash and check donations from the community for the flood victims.

The Chohan family has appealed to the community to donate dry milk powder and medical supplies as these items are most needed by flood victims in the devastated areas.


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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