We are sure you are all aware of the devastating flooding in Pakistan that has affected the lives of over 21 million people.
In addition to this, the floods have damaged the infrastructure of Pakistan for many years to come, destroyed homes, made transport for aid very difficult as well as submerging crops and livestock. Damages are in their tens of billions. The aid provided has been relatively small when compared to other disasters and the numbers of people involved.
We have been particularly appalled by the lack of coverage and aid that seems to have been given for Pakistan in its time of need. This is still a current concern and is already being treated by some as yesterdays news which simply, in our view, should not be allowed to happen.
In addition to our own personal donations, we would like to initiate a fundraiser for our listeners to get involved. We were inspired by the generosity that many of you showed earlier in the year in our bid to raise money for aid following the Haiti Earthquake. This time we hope to raise a good deal more money. Our aim is to raise funds to aid Oxfam with their support for people effected by the disaster at this time.
Oxfam currently have humanitarian efforts in place to help over 1 million people. Amongst other things, they are currently providing medical aid, installing water pumps and repairing wells, building shelters and providing hygiene kits. More on Oxfam’s efforts can be read here:
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/oxfam_in_action ... box_170910
Using Pledge Music, we have a number of different options for things such as letterpressed lyric booklets, private shows, an EP and a host of other goodies. We realize that some of the things may at first glance seem expensive, but we encourage you to think of what is at stake and maybe team together with friends.
You can visit our page, Pledge For Pakistan here:
As always, any questions, please just get in touch
Thom, Sophie, Mike, Tom and Adam
Her Name Is Calla