D for Donate: SMS to save lives in flood crisis

Published: August 16, 2010

A boy stands in his home after flash floods in Nowshera. PHOTO: AFP

People can donate Rs10 for flood victims of Pakistan through SMS by typing D and sending it to 2471 as part of an Express Media group initiative.

Land line users can also call 0900-12344 to make donations. Also, for those cellphone users who want to donate more, they can dial 247 and record their message for donation.

Money can also be transferred directly into the Express Helpline Trust account:

Account No. 0056 7900 271303

Habib Bank Ltd. Clifton Branch, Karachi

People in the United States have also started raising money for emergency relief in Pakistan using messaging services.

By texting the word SWAT to telephone number 50555, cellular phone users in the United States can donate $10 to help flood victims in Pakistan through the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

For UK,  sms ‘GIVE’ to 70707 to donate £5 to Pakistan’s flood victims. (You pay £5 + your standard network rate).
For Germany – Kindly text “Pakistan” to 81190 to donate 5 Euros.

A number of governmental and non-governmental organisations have mobilised activities to help the millions affected by flash floods across Pakistan.

Visitors to The Express Tribune website may contact the following organisations if they wish to contribute in relief activities. The following list is a modified version of a Facebook post being circulated online:

1. Al-Khidmat Foundation

2. Edhi Foundation

3. Sungi Development Foundation

4. Pakistan Red Cresent Society

5. Pakistani Youth

6. Rescue and Relief work (An independent group of students)

7. The Volunteer/Voice of the Civil Society

8. Islamic Relief USA

9. UNHCR

10. UNHCR Canada

11. UNICEF USA

12. United Nations World Food Programme

13. International Medical Corps

14. The International Rescue Committee

15. Church World Service

16. Islamic Help (England)

17. Muslim Aid (England)

18. Muslim Hands

19. Save the Children

Contributions can be made in the form of cash and commodities including clothing, toiletries, utensils, food and medicines.

Details of other ongoing relief efforts may be added into the comments section below.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Syed Shahid
    Aug 5, 2010 - 8:24PM

    National Bank of Pakistan has arranged special arrangement to facilitate donors of flood relief fundRecommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Aug 5, 2010 - 8:27PM

    “D” as much as you can to help the people.Recommend

  • SYED AGHA ALI MOOSAVI
    Aug 5, 2010 - 8:50PM

    Great work EXPRESS…………….Recommend

  • Aug 5, 2010 - 9:53PM

    Indeed a Nobel Cause. Mobilization has to made in response. I really appreciate The Express Tribune in this regard.Recommend

  • Ghulam shabbir
    Aug 5, 2010 - 10:01PM

    Thanks to Express for rising to the occasion.All Pakistani media are covering the calamity to their best but Express has taken a step forward by doing some practical work.we appreciate its efforts.Recommend

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