A coalition of leading Pakistani American organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area are sponsoring and supporting the Us Now: Bay Area Fund & Awareness Raiser for Pakistan Flood Victims event.
San Jose, CA – On Sunday, August 29, at 7:30 pm PDT, a coalition of leading Pakistani American organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, are sponsoring and supporting the Us Now: Bay Area Fund & Awareness Raiser for Pakistan Flood Victims event.
This major humanitarian disaster has flooded 20% of Pakistan and has caused widespread damage and human suffering. “I will never forget the destruction and suffering I have witnessed today. In the past I have witnessed many natural disasters around the world, but nothing like this,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on his visit to the region. He continued to say that, “Pakistan is facing a slow-motion tsunami. Its destructive power will accumulate and grow with time... Make no mistake: this is a global disaster, a global challenge. It is one of the greatest tests of global solidarity in our times.”
The Us Now dinner and fundraiser will raise awareness of the plight of 16 million Pakistanis affected and raise funds for leading relief organizations, including Relief International, HumanityFirst, UNICEF, American Red Cross, Islamic Relief, Human Development Foundation, The Citizens Foundation, Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, Hidaya Foundation, Developments in Literacy, HOPE USA, Naya, and The Imran Khan Flood Relief Fund.
With all overhead-related costs provided by generous sponsors, 100% of the donations will benefit one of the selected relief organizations. In fact, in true Silicon Valley style, this is a “paperless event.” All attendees are asked to donate directly to an organization of their choice and email in the receipt to reserve a spot, putting all donations to work immediately.
The featured speaker (via video) will be Imran Khan, former Pakistani cricket player, philanthropist and politician.
What Us Now: Bay Area Fund & Awareness Raiser for Pakistan Flood Victims
Who Speaker: Imran Khan
Sponsored and supported by leading Pakistani American organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area:
· Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America Silicon Valley (OPEN SV)
· SA Relief
· Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA)
· The Citizens Foundation (TCF)
· Developments in Literacy (DIL)
· Youth Outreach, Developments in Literacy (Your DIL)
· Human Development Foundation (HDF)
· Pakistani American Cultural Center (PACC)
· Silicon Valley Pakistanis (SV-PAK)
· Shalimar Restaurant
· Mehran Restaurant
When Sunday August 29th, 2010; 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Media are advised to arrive no later than 8 pm
Where Computer History Museum
1401 North Shoreline Boulevard
View, CA 94043
Contact Umair Khan