Aga Khan University Alumni Association of North America (AKUAANA) Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Let’s make a difference!
Dear alumni and friends,
Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented flooding and its catastrophic aftermath calls for urgent help. Southern Texas is home to approximately 100 AKUMC Alumni. While some AKU Alumni’s homes were flooded and several had to follow orders for mandatory evacuations, other AKU Alumni have already set highest examples of civic duties by opening their homes for friends and assisting other flood victims.
AKUAANA Hurricane Harvey Task Force has carefully deliberated the means by which to support and help those who are affected. Alumni directly affected were thankful for our outreach to them. They felt confident that they could cope with the damages and suggested that any fundraising efforts be extended to community in general.
The Task Force has recommended that AKUAANA, with the help of fellow Alumni, offer support to the City of Houston. As the initial phases of disaster recovery continue, this next phase of Community Development will support the local community and provide opportunities for long-term engagement. Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Ed Emmett have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax-deductible flood relief donations for victims affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
We have set an initial goal of $50,000/- – to be raised within 15 days due to the immediate need.
Suggested Minimum Donations
- $500 [Practicing Physicians]
- $100 [Fellows]
- $50 [Residents]
Please note that all donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Credit Card: (Preferred)
- Visit: https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/
- To track our collective effort please MENTION AKUAANA IN THE FUNDRAISING CODE
- Write checks to: GREATER HOUSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
- For (MEMO): AKUAANA Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
- Mail to:
C/O Faisal H. Cheema
1711 Old Spanish Trail, #130
Houston, TX 77054
We are confident and hope that all AKU Alumni will support us in this great opportunity to give back to our fellow citizens of our adopted homeland.
AKUAANA HURRICANE HARVEY TASK FORCE MEMBERS
Current Executive Council: Habib Chotani ‘95, Rehan Khan ‘94, Amber Syed ‘94, Namirah Jamshed ‘96
Incoming Executive Council: Noor Afshan Khan ‘96, Faisal Cheema ‘00 (Houston, TX)
Houston-based AKU Alumni: Abbas Jafri ‘97, Azam Kundi ‘92, Nooruddin Punjwani ‘95, Athar Qureshi ‘96, Homayon Sidiq ‘92
AKUAANA Web Manager: Abdul Basit Saeed ‘07
APPNA Secretary: Rizwan Khalid ‘99