AFM Assists Pakistan Earthquake Response with Heatsheets

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AFM Assists Pakistan Earthquake Response with Heatsheets

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.

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):

Pakistan Earthquake Response Heatsheet Thermal-Blanket Initiative Final Report, May 18, 2006