Following October 8 earthquake in Pakistan, through the tireless efforts of ERFO trustee, Dr. Reza Naghavi, Earthquake Relief Fund for Orphans (ERFO) started mobilizing aids to earthquake victims in an unprecedented and major way.
Within the first couple of weeks ERFO sent 500 tents and 10,000 blankets to the Earthquake Relief Authorities (ERA) in Pakistan.
This was followed by sending several tons of medications, medical equipment, packaged foods, blankets, and winter clothing, valued close to $10,000,000 to the ERA in Islamabad.
Pakistan International Airline (PIA) in New York agreed to deliver donated materials free of charge.
You may see the details of ERFO assistance by visiting www.ERFO.org.
Concurrently, at the request of ERA authorities, a delegate of ERFO trustees and advisors including: Dr. Reza Naghavi
, Dr. Sabeeh Khan, Dr. Azita Naghavi Khan, Mrs. Masumeh Farivar and I, met with Mr. Haroon Shoukat Counsel General of Pakistan in New York, followed by traveling to Washington, DC to meet Maj.
Following a favorable response by the Pakistani officials, on December 11, 2005, Mrs. Masumeh Farivar, Dr. Reza Naghavi
, Dr. Sabeeh Ur Rehman Khan and I, traveled to Islamabad to meet governmental ministries trusted with the responsibility of caring for orphans.