Dr. Rahim is the Chairman of JRM Foundation for Humanity which was started in 2010. Their main focus is to help support projects on Regional, National, and Global levels that address issues regarding Women and Children’s health and education. They also fight the evils of Child Labor and Bonded Slavery around the world.
When Dr. Rahim heard of Nepal Earthquake, himself being a medical doctor he organized a Medical and Disaster Relief Team and left for Nepal. In Nepal he and his team were heavily involved in fulfilling the humanitarian needs such as providing food, medical care and rebuilding in the most remote parts of the disaster stricken areas. He was involved in 25 helicopter assisted relief operations in Sindhupalchowk and other ground zero areas in some of which they were the first one to provide any relief.
Please feel free to visit his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fahim.rahim.7 to get an idea of how involved he has been in Nepal Earthquake Relief Operation.
Facebook page for JRM Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/IdahoHometownHero
JRM Foundation website: http://jrmfoundation.org/
Dr. Rahim has come back to the US now but with more passion to help the hundreds of thousands Nepalis who are having a difficult time getting back up on their feet. He is devoting his resources now in gathering support from the Nepali diaspora living in the US so that we all can encourage the US government to provide more financial relief to Nepal.
If this is successful this US Government relief will be bigger than what anyone can hope for as far as relief operations.
He has been coordinating effort with Nepali youth all over the US in coming together for this one goal of helping Nepal.
May 16: #seattle
May 22 - May 24: #dallas
May 30: #boston and #newhampshire
May 31: #newYork and #longisland
Then #atlanta, #sanFrancisco and #denver
They say when you are on the right path, it will be easier for others to join you, and this is exactly the path we are in.
Please take some time to read these news stories on the situation in Nepal… and share with everyone you know. It is people like you and me that will make the difference between life and death for the Nepalese people.
Dr. Rahim has put forth a $100 million dollar challenge to the US Government, the challenge being if he as an individual raises $1 million for the earthquake relief fund, then the US Government should make a matching relief donation of $100 million. A $100 million relief from the US will go a long way in rebuilding Nepal.
Here is his message:
Dear fellow citizens of Humanity, I started this # to show the power of "We The People"
I have many friends in Nepal, When USA originally declared $1M aid towards a tragedy of this epic proportions, I as an #American was embarrassed and sad.
I dropped every thing, organized a Medical and Disaster Relief Team and left for Nepal, leaving behind the comfort of my home, my beautiful wife and three young kids in Idaho.
So, I am declaring openly a public challenge to US Government and our President.
Dear President Obama,
"We The People" will raise $1M donations simply by donating $1, $5 and $10 $20 or any amount and will raise $1M for Medical and Disaster Relief Efforts in Nepal Earthquake and if we are able to do so, we would like our US Government to match these funds to donate $100 Million for Nepal's recovery. I hope you will accept our challenge. Mr. President you can start by donating $1 towards this cause from you money and take side of the people.
I am on the ground among these people and there is no place better for me to spend my money, my time, my skills and my efforts anywhere else that a hungry, sick, homeless soul who has lost everything they ever owned including memories, comfort, food, clothing and above all a loved one.
I need your help to spread this message across the world and see if we can move mountains together. YES we can!
Here is the link to my #MillionDollarChallenge to US Government!
JRM Foundation for Humanity
Fahim Rahim, MD FASN
#NepalEarthquake #Nepal #America #india #Pakistan #Bangladesh #USA #MillionDollarChallenge
It is always hard to wake up and get a news of a tragedy that strikes so close to loved ones and friends. This morning I woke up with a message from a dear friend in Kathmandu, Gokul Thapa about him being in tears as he saw the rubble of his collapsed home after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near the capital of Kathmandu. Gokul said in a message on his FB page;
"I wish to die, I cannot see this mass distruction in nepal.
Never stop tears, seeing all remains and debris"
I would like to mobilize all of us to help with recovery and relief efforts.
I am planning to leave for Nepal on Tuesday April 28th. And instead of hiking to Basecamp, I will join Gokul and will try to help local agencies and first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter.
I will post picture from the ground and share stories of my friends and many local people who I am sure will appreciate the fact that many thousand miles away you are all thinking of them and praying for their recovery. Please wish me a safe and productive journey, even if I am able to help one life with my efforts, it will be worth everything.JRM Foundation for Humanity Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort