IDRF raised over $1.5 million in two weeks in a $3 million national fundraising initiative.
— MDRF press release
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — International Fund for Development and Relief (IDFR) launched a quarter million dollar private fund following the successful completion of a second $100,000 fund initiative through private corporate and community donors. It is a response to the devastating floods in Pakistan, when the monsoon rains reached an all-time high and killed more than 1,000 people, including 348 children.
To date, the flooding is believed to have caused over $10 billion worth of damage, prompting the Pakistani government to declare a “national emergency”.
As part of its $3 million national fundraising appeal, IDRF raised the first $200,000 in donations, which it received through the generosity of several of its supporters, in a single weekend. The group has launched a third quarter-million-dollar private fund that will collect donations until 11:59 pm EDT on September 30, 2022. This allows the charity to raise funds faster and immediately provide desperately needed assistance to those most affected. .
IDRF, which has a regional office in Pakistan and partner organizations across the country, has been providing aid and development assistance to the country for the past 30 years and is now in the affected areas helping to meet the needs of thousands of families. . IDRF CEO Mahmoud Qasim visited Pakistan this month to assess the damage and the need for emergency assistance.
Funds raised through the Harmonization Fund will support recovery and relief efforts in the region, with an initial focus on helping first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene supplies, and shelter. Once the initial relief effort is deemed manageable, IDRF’s relief efforts will move into a longer-term recovery in Pakistan, as recently mentioned by the team as part of Pakistan’s four-phase response.
IDRF is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to empowering disadvantaged people in Canada and around the world. Founded in 1984, IDRF has an enviable reputation as one of Canada’s most effective charities and has been recognized by third parties such as the Financial Post and MoneySense for its effectiveness, efficiency and results. Learn more about the work of IDRF in its Annual reportand follow them on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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