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Quake Relief Committee-Chicago to hold fundraising for Bam on March 14

The Iran Quake Relief Committee-Chicago, is organizing a fund raising event to be held onSunday, March 14, 2004, 5:00 pm at Unity Church on the North Shore, 3434 Central Street, in Evanston.

The purpose of this fund raiser is to help the earthquake survivors in the city ofBam. This event will include eyewitness reports, photos and videos from Bam, a cultural program consisting of Persian poetry, art, music, songs and folk dances performed by local performers and artists, as well as Persian food.

As you are aware, more than 43,000 people died in this earthquake, tens of thousands were injured and an estimated 100,000 people are homeless. 80% of the city of Bam and  90% of the historic Citadel was destroyed. All schools, hospitals and medical centers were completely destroyed or severely damaged. The help reaching the truly in need, has been  greatly mismanaged and mostly for short term needs.

Taken from: http://www.payvand.com/news/04/mar/1063.html

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