Throughout the past eight weeks, the country of Pakistan has been hit with catastrophic rainfall and flooding. The South Asian country is now facing an unprecedented crisis with over 33 million residents being impacted with approximately 1,100 people dying.
It is estimated that over 1 million homes have been destroyed with 2,200 miles of roads being wiped away, making rescue efforts impossible. It has been reported that nearly 500,000 people are in displacement camps with several thousand stranded throughout the country.
To aid the victims of this catastrophic event, Assemblyman Charles D. Fall (D-Richmond/Manhattan) has put together an effort to collect non-perishable items, toilet trees and clothing for the Pakistan Relief Effort. All contributions can be delivered to his district office, located at 853 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310. You can also view the Assemblyman’s video message on his Facebook page.
“We have a large Pakistani population in our community who have loved ones in Pakistan who have been directly impacted by the recent flood that has displaced millions of people and caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage. My office will serve as a collection site for those who are interested in donating. Every donation will make a major impact in the relief effort.” said Assemblyman Charles D. Fall.