s the impact of this disaster unravels in front of us, it is still beyond
comprehension. According to our field partner Zubair Ahmed in South
Andamans - only 8,000 people have been rescued from the Nicobar islands
which had a population of over 50,000 people. We are learning of similar
tragedies all over.
At IMRC, we immediately launched emergency relief work in the areas where
we already had field workers. Working on the ground are teams coordinated
by Abbadullah in Andhra Pradesh, P.K. Hamza and Mohammed Ali in Andaman/
Nicobar islands and Shuaib Musvee in Tamil Nadu.
We are distributing essentials for survival: drinking water, blankets,
utensils, food grains and medicines. Rehabilitation work will be taken up
later. IMRC has already disbursed $60,000 so far. We will be sending money
on an ongoing basis as we receive it. Our goal is to raise $250,000 within
the next 10 days.
We look forward to your generosity to help as many helpless victims of this
calamity as possible.
YOU CAN DO A LOT. IF ONLY YOU DON'T PUT IT OFF FOR A LATER TIME.
o Donate generously to send critical help to the survivors. 100% of your
contributions reach the people in need. You can go online to our secure
website (http://www.imrc.ws) or call us with credit card information at 650
856-0440. You can write checks made out to "IMRC" and mail them to IMRC,
800 San Antonio Road, Ste. #1, Palo Alto CA 94303. Please write "Tsunami
Relief" in the memo.
o Please raise funds among your friends and family. Help raise funds at
your local Masajid. Distribute copies of this appeal and collect help for
the victims. A juma khutba on this topic would be great. You can download
material from our web site and print it before juma for distribution