Forwarded Message:


8th October, 2005

Dear Amjad Shah,

Assalamu alaikum (peace be upon you).

Muslim Hands’ teams are working against the clock to help those trapped and affected by this morning\’s devastating earthquake. Please donate generously and support this lifesaving work.

A powerful earthquake measuring over 7.6 hit the Kashmir region at 03:50 GMT, with the epicentre 100 miles north-east of Islamabad, Pakistan. The effects have been felt in many parts of South Asia.

MH has a strong presence with several field offices and personnel in the affected countries. Experienced teams (many of whom helped with the Bam Earthquake in 2003) from the Kabul, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad and other offices in the region have been mobilised and are on their way to affected areas with supplies and to provide assistance.

Early reports suggest entire villages in many more rural parts have been wiped out by the earthquake and many large buildings have collapsed in larger towns and cities.

The death toll is continuing to rise and there is a risk of aftershocks. Immediate priorities are rescuing and treating the injured and other survivors, and providing basic necessities to prevent further death and illness from secondary causes.

Please donate generously to support our work. Thank you.

Ways to Donate:

Donate Securely On-Line

To donate via Credit or Debit Card over the phone please dial 0115 911 7222, or from outside the UK +44 115 911 7222 where + is your country\’s International Direct Dial (IDD) code.

Cheque / Postal Order
Please make all cheques and P.O.\’s payable to \”Muslim Hands\” and send them to:

Muslim Hands
148 Gregory Boulevard
United Kingdom

Please remember to include your name and address and please write \”South Asia Earthquake Appeal\” on the back.

Muslim Hands is a signatory to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Code of Conduct for NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Muslim Hands, 148 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 5JE. United Kingdom.
Registered Charity No. 1105056
+44 (0)115 911 7222 – contact@muslimhands.org