The severe floods that covered over one-fifth of Pakistan and affected eighteen million people this past September may no longer be in issue in the headlines, but the country and millions of its people still struggle with day to day survival. Upper respiratory diseases and Dengue fever have spread, and the loss of farmland has resulted in hunger due to the loss of valuable cropland as well as the loss of a viable income to poor families. The people of Pakistan desperately need our support!
To help raise funds for relief efforts in Pakistan, CAMP NJ is excited to co-host the event Pakistani Flood Relief: An Interfaith Walkathon on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM. We will commence at the Reformed Church of Highland Park (RCHP, 19-21 South 2nd Ave, Highland Park, NJ), continue through New Brunswick, and close the loop back at RCHP.
Each of our interfaith co-hosts has designated a charity organization to which funds from this event will go to support flood relief efforts in Pakistan. CAMP NJ is proud to select Islamic Relief for this initiative, to help resources for flood victims reach the areas of greatest need.
YOU have the power to get involved:
1. Reach out to family, friends, and co-workers this week to sponsor your walk. Use a collection form to track all sponsors and the amounts collected. The collection form should include your name and contact information, CAMP as the co-host, and the names and amounts for the sponsors. All checks should be made payable to Islamic Relief; please MAKE SURE you specify on the checks that these funds should be allocated to the Pakistani Flood Emergency Appeal.
2. JOIN US on March 27th at RCHP (located right off of Route 27 in Highland Park, across from Pad Thai restaurant). Registration will begin at 2 pm; representatives from CAMP NJ and Islamic Relief will be there to collect your funds and tracking information at that time, so please make sure you check in with them. We will have a few kick off activities before commencing our walk; please arrive no later than 2:30 pm.
3. If you can't make it but would still like to donate, send all collections and tracking information to Brian Szura, Walk Coordinator, 19-21 South 2nd Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904. Again, make sure you indicate CAMP as the co-host you identify with and Islamic Relief-Pakistani Flood Emergency Appeal as the charity organization.