BENEFITING: RMCOF INC
This a comprehensive and long term project aiming for the rehabilitation of rural communities badly effected by floods in Pakistan. It a continuation of the wonderful work done by the RMC Alumni in Pakistan and RMC students, who responded to the call in no time and did a great job even with their limited resources in helping the flood victims. Now RMC Alumni in Pakistan (RAWALIAN), Rawalpindi Medical College Alumni Association of North America (RMCAANA) and Rawalpindi Medical College Overseas Foundation (RMCOF) have joined hands in launching this project to help the communities, who have lost their everything in flood, one village at a time.
To start, we will be adopting individual families. The extent of care we can provide to them depends upon the resources we generate. We chose Basti Mardan Kheil Wali, Moza Karloo, Band Road, Darya Khan, Bhakkar. Due to the extent of the devastation and lack of resources, this village is in dire need of help. Our foremost goal is to provide shelter to those people who are living in tents before the harsh winter weather sets in. Our plan is to build over 330 houses. In conjunction with the displaced and the local organizers we will continue to help this community, initially to provide housing and then continue to help with any needs that arise.
Money and resources for the project
We expect and urge every RMC graduate, where ever he/she is working or residing to support the project. That is including RMC graduates in Pakistan, USA, UK, Middle East or anywhere in the world. Estimated money needed for the 1st village of the project is about 330,000 UD$, out of which about $ 40,000 we have to raise to start the project in September 2010.
How can you help?
Details of the project will be explained on a web-site under construction for the project but here are two ways you cab help.
1- Adopt a family: Building a one room "house" will cost about $ 1000. By donating that money, you can adopt that family by helping them move to their "home". You will be given the identity, names and pictures of the family. If you liked , you could do more for the family you adopted by sending them the gifts or helping the kids in their education, or more.
2- Donate to the general funds of the project.