By Ilyas Choudry, MMNS Houston Correspondent
This past Monday and Thursday, Helping Hand For Relief & Development (HHRD) sent from Houston five 40-Feet Long Containers to Pakistan, containing Survival Kits, Food Items, Hygiene Kits, Medicines, Sleeping Bags, Comforters, Utensils & Household Items, Winter Clothing, and much more. The weekend on Saturday, September 18, 2010 between 11am and 6pm, a sixth container will be prepared.
â€œThe way Houstonians of all backgrounds have come forward on our appeal, it seems that we at Helping Hand For Relief & Development will be sending more than three large containers of goodies to the flood ravaged Pakistan. Due to the coverage given by mainstream American media about HHRDâ€™s efforts, we have received donations from people of various ethnic and religious backgrounds. Our In-Kind Donation Center located at 11955 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas 77099 has remained been inundated with the relief items and despite loading two containers, people keep filling up our In-Kind Donation Center. We will keep sending containers as long as we keep getting donations. Some monetary assistance is needed to ship these containers.â€
These were the sentiments shared by Maaz Adil, Musab Abdali, ILyas Choudry, and Maaz Hasan of Helping Hand USA South Central Region.
For more information, one can reach them at (713) 984-4558 or mail your donation checks to Mailing Address: P. O. Box 571492, Houston, Texas 77257 or visit www.ReliefForPakistan.Org.