BK residents dig deep to help Pakistan flood victims

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

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
2 Word on the Street: Selfies
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 3 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
Police say the woman was struck while crossing 4 Pedestrian struck, killed in Mill Basin
5 Brooklyn Sportscast, Jan. 16

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE