A devastating earthquake struck northern Pakistan in 2005, killing over 100,000 people and displacing millions. Pakistani authorities struggled with rescue and relief efforts and requested help from international governments and charities, prompting a group of friends from Luton, England, to form Crisis Aid, a community organisation and begin fundraising. Volunteers from Luton travelled to Northern Pakistan and Azad Kashmir in October 2005 to deliver emergency supplies to injured and displaced people.
Crisis Aid has four full-time employees who are in control of all revenue generation and expenditure tracking. Our offices and warehouse, which are essential to our daily operations, are also rented. Corporate donors, standing orders and gift aid income cover the charity’s operating costs, but it is insufficient. As a result, 6p of every pound donated goes to support and operating costs, while 4p goes to getting your donations to the beneficiaries. 90p of every pound donated goes to the appeals you select.
The administrative costs of the charity are covered by: