I make a point of not hitting up my readers for donations but this is a cause worth paying attention to.
Hundreds of people in the village of Abi Barik in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province were buried when the side of a mountain collapsed following days of heavy rain. At least 2,000 people have been displaced in one of the worst natural disasters to hit Afghanistan.
Aid is pouring in slowly and the residents are in great need of our support. I am calling on all Afghans in the diaspora to think about making a donation to a trusted organization if you haven't already done so.
It took me 30 seconds to make a donation on Khaled Hosseini's Fundly page.
I am raising funds to assist victims of the Badakhshan landslide via UNICEF, a first responder. I will match your donation $ for $ up to $20,000.00 for a total of $40,000.
Also for donation over $1000 - Khaled will send you a personalize copy of his book "And The Mountains Echoed" or any of his other two fabulous books.