Heatsheets® Project through Mercy Corps a Success
A massive earthquake centered near Balakot, Pakistan in October 2005 destroyed millions of homes, caused nearly eighty thousand fatalities, and left the population of the Northwest Frontier and AJK provinces in a potential humanitarian crisis. The Mercy Corps Pakistan relief effort included distribution of critical emergency supplies and materials. The Heatsheet Project was a unique partnership between private donors and corporate partners. It was initiated and facilitated by Mr. Richard Berger of Seattle, Washington, a private individual and Mercy Corps donor whose unique contribution and talents made this project a success. He identified a waterproof, two-person blanket called “Heatsheets®”, manufactured by AFM. Using Heatsheets® in a variety of effective ways, the blankets provided critical warmth and comfort to families struggling to survive the winter.
Full pdf report from mercycorps.org (patience, it opens slowly):