Flood relief efforts – Phase: 3 (fund raising in Orleans, France)

By | September 3, 2010
Project ID: APPEC-2010-09-02


In continuation of APPEC’s flood relief efforts, a group of 4 APPEC members executed an intensive fund raising in Orléans city of France. Mr. Noman JAVED, Mr. RANA Arslan Tariq, Mr. Muhammad KHAN and Mr. Syed Muhammad Noaman Ahmed SHAH, in collaboration with the association for the Pakistani mosques in Orléans, conducted a donation collection campaign at mosques and markets (french marchés). An edited excerpt from an email, well elaborates the efforts:

Secondly, let me take this as an opportunity to eplain you a bit of the history
…  We decided to send tents to Talat as he has mentioned in one of his program the need of tents. But we can’t do enough alone so we decided to collect funds from different mosques. We talked with pakistani community here and with their help we succeed in collecting almost 10,000€ from mosques and marché. Meanwhile we have send the first lot of tents through PIA and and its being collected by talat’s team from PIA. We have also bought 36 more tents and tomorrow we’ll collect these tents inshaAllah. In short from the collection of 10,000€ we’ve bought 46 tents(total aviable in this region) and hopefully we’ll buy some Tarpauline sheets tomorrow as well.

We have bought the tent (original price = 89.90€) at the price of 65€ from Decathlon. They reduced the price as we told them its for the victims of flood in pakistan. The other reduction is the TVA as the product is going abroad. I suggest you to try to find Tarpauline sheets (bâche) as I have specifically asked Talat about the requirement and he told me that tarpauline sheet is cheeper and easy to handle. You can find tarpauline sheet on the magasin de bricolage like Castorama, Brico Depot. Ask them to provide you heavy duty bâche.

Flyers and appeals

PDF-1; PDF-2; PDF-3; PDF-4; PDF-5

A total of EUR 10,000/= resulted from these efforts and was utilized for:

1. Purchase of tents and tarpauline sheets

2. Cash deposit to “Talat/Kashif Aaj flood relief fund” (http://relief.aaj.tv/)

This project is no more open for donations. BEFORE DONATING, please contact treasurers.appec@gmail.com, to confirm if your donation(s) could actually be accommodated.

6 thoughts on “Flood relief efforts – Phase: 3 (fund raising in Orleans, France)

  1. Noman

    Update 04 September 2010

    Today we have transfered an amount of 7,780 € in the account of APPEC. The total amount collected till today is 11,430.30 €. The break up of the total amount is as follows :

    1. First lot of 10 Tents = 749 € –> Sent on Sunday 29 August 2010
    2. Second lot of 36 Tents = 2,696.40 € –> *
    3. 12 Tarpaulin sheets = 204.90 € –> *
    4. Cash = 7,780 € –> Transfered today 04 September 2010

    * –> Second lot of tents plus the tarpaulin sheets are deposited at the cargo section STPI (Roissy Handling) at CDG airport on Thursday 02 September 2010 with the help of Mr Usman Idris. But they are not transported yet because of PIA pilots’ strike. I will update the information as soon as I get it.

    Note: The amount of 481.48 € will be reimbursed (deduction in TVA) to us for the purchase of both consignments of tents plus the tarpaulin sheets.

    Noman Javed

    De: Usman IDRIS
    À: Naeem Younis Awan, Noman Javed
    Cc: Waqqas Akhtar
    Envoyé le: Mer 8 septembre 2010, 2h 22min 59s
    Objet: Tents from France for Flood-Affectees

    Dear Naeem, please find attached AWB copy of consignment (tents for flood-affectees) sent by APPEC. I think the consignment will arrive at ISB airport by PIA’s today’s flight from Paris-CDG.
    Dear Noman, we shall soon receive the form to reclaim VAT.

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  3. Muhammad Muzzamil Luqman Post author

    Dear friends,

    This is the project completion notification for Flood Relief Efforts (Phases I-VI). With the generous support received from all over the world, APPEC was able to raise a handsome figure of 42,826 Euro. The details can be tracked via following link:http://www.durabledevelopment.com/appec/category/success-stories/

    The project was carried out in six different phases that are summarized below:

    Phase I: EUR 5459/=
    major source: Regular APPEC donors

    Phase II: EUR 3360/=
    major source: Fund raising in Finland by Finish Pakistani Friendship Organization (FPFO)

    Phase III: EUR 10,000/=
    major source: Fund raising in mosques in Orléans, France

    Phase IV: EUR 6990 + 11707
    major source: Fund raising in mosques during Eid-ul-Fitar in FranceÂ

    Phase V: EUR 2392/=
    major source: Fund raising in universities in France

    Phase VI: EUR 2918/=
    major source: Fund raising in Kaiserslautern, Germany

    APPEC would like to extend gratitude to everyone for generous donations and selfless efforts. Despite the collection of such a huge amount, the project would have remained in vain without the tiring efforts of Signalianz and JAWAN teams who actually took responsibility of executing field operations in the flood afflicted areas. They deserve real appreciation who made possible the dispersal of relief items to the victims.

    Besides the monetary help, APPEC was also able to ship relief items (tents, cloths, nutriments, medicines, …) to Pakistan in multiple sessions, where consignees were APPEC/Signalianz/JAWAN teams and AAJ TV fund relief programs. The free of cost transport for these shipments was realized by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

    Special thanks to the key people in APPEC management for streamlining the delivery of relief items from France to Pakistan, for managing funds and tracking the end to end transactions, and all distinguished members of APPEC for their fruitful brain-storming added to the success of the project.

    We would like to request your continue support in future. Please think of joining APPEC and take part in the success of the Post-Flood Relief Operations that we are planning to kick-off very soon.

    Please also have a look on our running projects, especially the thalassimia project for bone-marrow transplantation of a 3yr old that needs an immediate attention for your near-future donations.

    Yours sincerely,
    Dr. Muzammil Shahbaz
    General Secretary APPEC

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