My story of survival during the floods brought tears to many. Alhamdulillah many could understand what a lot of people went through during these floods. My experience was something that I cannot forget — and should not forget.

However traumatic it might have been, I have to be thankful for a home to be able to go to. There are many who are homeless and with no income today.

No I am not doing a news reporters job here.

Anyone who has been following the Kashmir floods information in news will have access to this information. What I want to write today about is a gesture of kindness that has filled my heart with gratitude.

So here is the story.

My blog post has been viewed by a lot of people – from all places of the world – many Kashmirs and many many non-kashmiris. After reading my story, one of my classmates from university got back to me and asked if he/she could help. It was instant – and the response was quick. I received money from him/her – and this is what we did with it.

I worked with one of the largest relief camps around. They receive food supplies, medical supplies etc from generous people and distribute it to other relief camps and families hard hit by the flood. I asked them what was not being sent or was in demand – and the answer was quick — cooking oil.

So with the money sent we arranged for 600 litres of cooking oil. Alhamdulillah – many families will be able to cook their meals this Eid thanks to this friend of mine.

Eid Mubarak to this friend of mine! And Eid Mubarak to all the families who  survived the flood. Alhamdulillah for being alive and been given a chance to rebuild.




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