Humanist Charities is Supporting Flood Relief in Pakistan


Sept. 1, 2010

Humanist Charities, the charitable arm of the American Humanist Association, is accepting donations for victims of the recent Pakistan flood. Following heavy monsoon rains in various regions of Pakistan this past July, over 2,000 have died and over 20 million have been affected by washed away homes, crops and farm animals.

Humanist Charities has selected the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to redirect donations toward flood relief in Pakistan. The IRC has been a major presence in Pakistan since 1980 and is working to deliver blankets and other urgently needed items to flood victims in order to thwart outbreaks of waterborne disease. The IRC is also named as one of ten Gold Star charities by the Forbes Investment Guide and a four-star charity by Charity Navigator.

To donate through Humanist Charities, visit our website at Earmark your gift toward "Pakistan Flood Relief."

Humanist Charities specializes in benevolent aid and action to further the health and welfare of humankind, providing urgent financial need through the generous contributions of American humanists. In past years, Humanist Charities donated thousands of dollars to help flood relief efforts in India and New Orleans, build a library in the Dominican Republic, and deliver food and medicine to earthquake victims in Haiti.

Humanist Charities is also seeking members to join its advisory committee. Members currently serving on this committee are Robert Finch (chair), Arthur Jackson and Howard Katz. If you are looking to get involved and help with our charitable efforts, contact Maggie Ardiente, director of development, at