Hundreds gather in Louisville to raise money for Pakistan flood victims

By Maira Ansari - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Devastating floods stuck Pakistan nearly four months ago. On Saturday, people in Louisville came together to raise money for flood victims thousands of miles away.

About 300 people gathered at the Waterfront for the Keeping Hope Afloat Pakistan flood relief walk.

Money raised from the two mile walk will go towards the victims of the flood and to help rebuild a village. The flood hit back in July, leaving about one-fifth of the country underwater..killing nearly 2,000 people.

Walk organizers say there is still a huge need of donations, warning that millions are at risk of not having enough food, shelter and warm clothing as winter approaches.

"This is more of a humanitarian cause," said walk organizer, Shazia Mahmood. "We have a wonderful community in Louisville. People who were in the park, joined us and it was a fantastic two mile walk and the weather is just perfect today."

The goal is to raise $50,000 from the walk. To learn more go to:

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