BK residents dig deep to help Pakistan flood victims

BROOKLYN - Officials in Brooklyn, which has the largest Pakistani community in the U.S., are asking New Yorkers to help the relief efforts for flooding in Pakistan.

Zeyba Rahman, of Brooklyn, used Facebook and e-mail to raise more than $60,000 through Relief4Pakistan. The donations will go toward the work already being done by Mercy Corps.

"We are reaching not just locally but globally, and our goal is to raise $100,000," she says.

Those who are raising money and collecting supplies to be sent to Pakistan say initially the response was slow. Now, activists say they are confident that New Yorkers are coming together to help the estimated 20 million people impacted by the disaster.

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