Kashmir Floods & rehabilitation
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The beautiful valley of Kashmir was left devastated by a flood said to be the worst in recent several decades. The capital city of Srinagar turned into a giant lake of muddied flood water. I know the city well because I grew up there. People used to More ...
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People used to call it "paradise on earth". All this changed recently ...

The flood water did not differentiate between the rich and the poor. People, from tiny villages to so-called posh areas of the city saw it's fury. The water entered their houses, killing hundreds. Others were stranded on higher floors of their houses, some with little kids without food or drinking water. Imagine how desperate and traumatic they must have felt, to not have anything to feed their kids to not know when they would be rescued or if at all. 

People who were rescued begin the second phase, to give thanks to the Almighty for saving their lives and then to start rebuilding their lives from scratch.

As I saw this tragedy unfold, I saw another side to it.

I heard and saw what individuals and local groups were doing to help out in this crisis.

People putting their own lives in jeopardy going to flooded areas in boats to rescue absolute strangers.

Others forming groups to pitch-in and get medicines and food for folks in need.

Some living in nearby districts of the state, relatively un-affected by the flooding, arranging for trucks full of basic necessities to be sent to those in the impacted areas.

It is easy to get desensitized to this kind of news and move along with life. It's difficult to come out of your comfort zone and really try to make a difference. But if not now, then when?

I would urge you to check out these links that give you just a small idea of the destruction this flood has caused. 

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/villages-in-bandipora-under-water-farmers-lose-livelihood/

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/all-of-a-sudden-priorities-changed-from-brining-the-bride-to-save-her-family/

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/09/was-kashmir-flooding-man-made-d-201492272058673744.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29105658

I am working to provide some of the local organizations with much needed provisions and funds to help out those in immediate need

Please donate now and be a part in making a difference for the good of humanity

Here is one local organization I have identified so far that is doing excellent ground work and that I am working with to provide with needed supplies (medicines and food)

Athrout Kashmir.

Nawa Kadal Wangan Pora,

Srinagar Kashmir India

Phone : 0194-242-53-33

http://athroutkashmir.com/index.php

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