Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive: 2,000 blankets urgently needed in Afghanistan

New_Picture_2In Afghanistan, severe winter weather is excruciating for families living in poverty. Men, women and children in Afghanistan and especially in the surrounding areas of Mazar-e-Sharif, are affected by frostbite. Mazar-e-Sharif is the fourth largest city in Afghanistan.

The climate in Mazar-e-Sharif is very hot during the summer with daily temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius in June and July. The winters are cold with temperatures falling below freezing.

 

The locals, in particular the elderly do not have heat in their homes or adequate blankets to keep warm. As a result, they are exposed to severe cold temperatures for long periods of time and inevitably suffer from frostbite and gangrene. Sadly, many have lost their fingers.

Frostbite is the injury or destruction of skin and underlying tissue, most often that of the nose, ears, fingers, or toes, resulting from prolonged exposure to freezing or subfreezing temperatures. Sometimes dry gangrene can be caused by frostbite. The area becomes so cold it gets deprived of oxygen and dies.

HADITH-E-KISA BLANKET DRIVE

The World Federation is once again raising funds for its Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive to purchase and distribute 2,000 warm blankets to struggling sadaat and non-sadaat families living in Mazar Sharif, Afghanistan. The cost of one blanket is $20 USD / £13 GBP. With your support, our target is to raise $40,000 USD for this appeal.

The Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive is an initiative of The World Federation that aims to provide warm blankets to individuals who are living in and affected by the severe cold temperatures of their geographical regions. These families cannot afford heat for their homes or suitable warm blankets to stay warm in the winter months. Year after year, they suffer the icy clutch of winter which grips the children and the elderly the hardest.

SPREAD THE WARMTH – PLEASE DONATE TODAY

Please help Spread the Warmth of the Ahlul Bayt (as) to these families by making a donation to the Hadith-e-Kisa Blanket Drive. With your contribution, these men, women and children can have warm blankets this winter—shielding them from the cold.

To Donate on The World Federation website, click here

To Donate in Canada or USA, (via NASIMCO), click here  

To Donate in Europe (via CoEJ), click here

For more information, please email relief@world-federation.org

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