October 1, 2012
The Alavi Foundation donated $100,000 today to the Child Foundation of Portland, Oregon. The contribution was made in an effort to provide humanitarian aid to the earthquake victims of Iran. This donation in particular would be used to support construction of a school and health clinic.
The Alavi Foundation initiated the Disaster Relief Fund for humanitarian aid in 2004. The Foundation has helped victims of the Bam earthquake in Iran through Mercy Corps, victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana through the Clinton Foundation, Tsunami victims in Indonesia through International organizations, Pakistani flood victims and Haiti earthquake victims through Action Against Hunger. In addition, the Alavi Foundation has helped the people of Afghanistan through Afghan Poverty Relief for the digging of wells for drinking water, as well as 9/11 charities.