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ALABAMA Tornado April 2011 Relief Efforts of APPNA   APPNA has collected $ 9200 to date ( 5-8-11). (All photos were taken today 5-8-2011)
APPNA volunteers reach Alabama tornado victim
(Photo courtesy Dr. Khalid Matin, Hematologist & Oncologist, Southeast Cancer Network, Inc., Montgomery, Alabama, Clinical Assistant Professor,University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama)

Photo above shows Dr. Khalid Mateen, President of Alabama Chapter of APPNA talking to Ms. Louise who is in her 60s and lives all alone in this desolate
place.  Her house had been identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and ICNA teams were dispatched survey the damage
and give the necessary assistance. Ms Louise had no insurance to pay for the damage and the roof was leaking. 

APPNA is a 501 C3 charitable organization. Soon after April 27th 2011 tornado struck areas of Alabama. APPNA's Social Welfare and Disaster Relief Committee (SWDRC) resolved
to immediately mobilize its SWDRC committee. Alabama Chapter of APPNA had already been mobilized for its fund raising . The May 2nd 2011 teleconference of SWDRC
resolved to launch a donation drive and disburse funds for immediate relief. On that date the AL chapter had already pledges of $ 3,500 per Dr. Talha Malik the Treasurer of
AL Chapter of APPNA. Dr. Khalid Matin President of AL chapter also attended the teleconference and gave his perspective.

Dr. Aisha Zafar (Chair SWDRC 2011), Dr. Nadeem Ahmad  , Dr. Khalid Matin  President Alabama chapter 2011, Dr. Nadeem Zafar ,  Ayaz Shah , Dr. Dawood Nasir , Dr. Saima Zafar President elect APPNA 2012 , Dr. Manzoor Tariq President of APPNA 2011 , Dr.Khawar Ismail Chair Communications Committee 2011. Dr. M. Shahid Yousuf attended the teleconference.

APPNA volunteer Dr. Khalid Mateen President of Alabama Chapter talks to Ms. Louise whose house suffered because of the tornado. This person had no insurance to fix her dwelling.

This photo above shows ICNA relief workers fixing  Ms. Louise's roof. In the center is Imam Ali Khan (Imam of Islamic Center of Birmingham AL)

The same dwelling that is the scene of the devastation in a remote area of Alabama where APPNA volunteers reached.