Houston, TX – Sewa International, a nonprofit charity based in the Hindu faith, has released $10,000 for flood relief in Pakistan and launched a fundraiser to help those affected in an effort to provide groceries and other supplies to 5,000 families for at least a month.
Media reports said torrential rains have caused massive flooding in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and southern Sindh provinces since mid-June, affecting more than 33 million people and killing nearly 1,100, including 348. children.
“Pakistan is witnessing a severe climate catastrophe. Sewa’s partner organizations on the ground in Pakistan distributed groceries and essential kits to 200 families today (August 30). These kits contain rice, wheat flour, cooking oil, pulses, tea and vegetables, as well as other hygiene supplies in flood-affected areas. We are asking people to donate generously for this cause,” said Sewa Vice President for Disaster Relief Swadesh Katoch.
Potato sacks and other items are being prepared at a Sewa facility in Pakistan
“The floods wiped out entire villages and destroyed more than 300,000 homes. Incessant rains and flash floods have washed away roads, making transportation impossible. The floods also destroyed power lines causing severe power outages in several towns and villages,” said Swadesh Katoch.
“According to the reports we have received from our volunteers, people have taken refuge on the side of the roads. According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Agency, property damage from the floods exceeded $10 billion. Sewa International helped Pakistan during the recent floods in Sindh province, and we are committed to helping as many Pakistani citizens as possible,” Katoch added.
Sewa International Sewa International is a Hindu faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization working in the areas of disaster recovery, education and development. Sewa has 43 chapters across the United States and serves without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin.