First of all, thanks to all the donors for making this possible. You can review all the monetary donations here.
Below are photos from our donation drive in October.
Local banner created for the donation drive
We filled this 5 ton truck with food for the donation
Army checkpost. Bangladesh army is doing a great job creating a secured environment for all groups to donate wth security.
Kudos to Bangladesh Army
Our fearless leader Mohammad Zakaria. This event wouldn't be possible without his devotion to this cause and working tirelessly to organize everything needed for this event. He has been going to Cox's Bazar almost every weekend to help the Rohingya people and we can't thank him enough for giving his time and energy to this cause.
A view of the Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar.
Closeup look at one of the Rohingya camps
People getting in line to receive donations.
People are getting ready to receive donations.
You can tell it was raining like crazy leading up to the event. Rain or shine, our team was on a mission and they passed with flying colors :)
Unloading food bags and get them ready for distribution.
Lots of rice bags ready for distribution.
Strategy meeting before the rush. All the planning and hard work is about to be tested.
Of course, let's not forget all the volunteers that contributed to make this event a success.
So it begins...
Although, we are highlighing only a handful of photos, we have distributed food to 700 families. That's a major milestone for us since we are a small group of people and collected donations from friends, family and colleagues.
Here is a video of the food distribution part:
We still have money left over from the donations we have collected. Dan Fitzgerald, Allen Alam and Evan Islam from Central Station Marketing will be visiting Bangladesh in November and we will use the rest of the money to do one more donation drive. Since winter months are coming, we will distribute, blankets, jackets, candy and other winter related goods during our trip.