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RF's Badakhshan Landslide Disaster Relief Effort [Download Document]

Urgent Appeal for Donations to Landslide Victims in Badakshan

The recent landslide in the Argo district of Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, buried more than 300 people under thousands of tons of mud and left thousands displaced and homeless. In addition to losing their breadwinners, many innocent survivors are desperate to find adequate food and shelter and live in open spaces under extremely difficult conditions. The humanitarian situation of the affected population is heartbreaking.

The Paiwand Organization, based in Southern California, has asked Raqim Foundation, which has a track record of extending humanitarian and disaster relief assistance to various provinces in Afghanistan, to collect donations to provide for the immediate needs of those affected by this calamity.

Given the urgency of this relief operation, the following account has been opened by Raqim Foundation to channel donations to the victims of the recent landslide in Argo.

1. Payment via Account Transfer:

Account Name: Raqim Foundation
Bank Name: Chase Bank
Account Number: 590637919
Routing Number: 021000021
SWIFT Code (for Foreign Remittances only): CHASUS33

Bank Address:
3104 Crow Canyon Place, Suite A
San ramon, CA 94583
Telephone: (925) 866 1900

2. Payment via Check:

You can also make a Check Payable to:

Raqim Foundation
1028 Lakeridge Place
San Ramon, CA 94582

3. Payment via PayPal:


To Give? Or Not to Give? That is the question before each of us.

If making an uplifting, lasting difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor in Afghanistan and Pakistan speaks to you, here are giving options we hope you will consider.

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- Information on the Raqim Foundation

- The Need and How It Is Being Met

- Current and Past Project Results

- Raqim Foundation Tax Exempt Status Information from GuideStar


To Make a Donation to Raqim Foundation:

Please make a check payable to: Raqim Foundation
1028 Lakeridge Place. San Ramon, CA 94582

Raqim Foundation is a 501{c}{3} organization [Tax Id# 55-0885953]


To donate stock, real estate, art, jewelry, real estate or closely held business interests, contact
: Faruq Achikzad, Chairman, The Raqim Foundation, gfachikzad@sbcglobal.net, 1021 Lakeridge Place, San Ramon, CA 94583

A Thank You Gift: All visitors to this giving page may, by clicking here will be able to download,  a free copy of the useful generic giving support tool, “Personal Giving Mission Profile” by www.philanthropynow.com

Wish List

We would also be delighted to receive:

* Airline miles
* Late model laptops for schools
* Volunteer help with:

      - Graphic Design
      - Health clinic short term staffing and training in Afghanistan
      - Organizing an event in your area where we could present an orientation and briefing session
      - Outreach to the media
      - Introductions to potential project partners

“It is through giving that we discover who we are . . . and what matters to us.”   

- PhilanthropyNow interviewee, 1999