Clothing donated in Hong Kong to the Red Cross is scheduled to reach Algerian flood and mudslide victims by today, after FedEx responded to a reader's appeal in the South China Morning Post for help in transporting the goods. Nadia Karoubi, from Stanley, made the plea in the letters section last week after airlines said they were unable to help during the busy Christmas season. Her plea was read by the wife of a FedEx Asia-Pacific executive, and within days the clothing was winging its way towards Paris, where Air Algeria agreed to pick it up for the journey to Algiers. International relief service officer for the Hong Kong Red Cross, Eleanor Lam Cheun-ping, said floods last month had killed more than 750 people and left about 30,000 homeless and in need of warm clothing. She said about 2,600 new items of clothing donated in Hong Kong by factories and shops left the territory on Friday for Paris. They were scheduled to be taken to Algeria either yesterday or today, she said. Ms Lam thanked the Post and FedEx. 'They really provided us with great help,'' she said. The president of FedEx Asia-Pacific, David Cunningham, said community service was an important part of the firm's philosophy. 'We are proud that we are able to use our logistical capabilities and our inter-continental network to bring temporary relief to the people of Algeria,'' he said.