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Nepal Earthquake – How To Help April 28, 2015

Filed under: CSR,Events — lapuce @ 2:31 pm
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Nepal has been struck by the biggest earthquake in over 80 years on Saturday, 25 April 2014. Kathmandu the most populous region has been hit the hardest. The devastating magnitude of 7.8 Richter scale has claimed more than 3,000 lives caused thousand more injured, destroyed the infrastructures, historic buildings, temples and homes and subsequent avalanches triggered in the Himalayas. The destruction have left massive piles of debris everywhere.

In times like this, Relief organizations around the world are already on the ground working to support the Nepalese people. Here’s how you can support them. http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/04/25/nepal-earthquake-how-help


Nepal Red Cross Society – http://www.nrcs.org

The organization is providing first aid, search and rescue, blood to medical facilities and support to first responders. Here is its online donation link;http://www.nrcs.org/donate-nrcs please note that their website connectivity is on and off, so you might not be able to get through.

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ActionAid USA – http://www.actionaidusa.org

The organization is on the ground working with government ministries and emergency response teams to coordinate needed supplies to earthquake victims. With a minimum donation amount of $5.00 you can support this effort here: https://act.actionaid.org/usa/nepal-earthquake-emergency-appeal

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) – http://www.jdc.org

The group is sending aid teams from India and shipping supplies to Nepal, with an emphasis on women and children: neonatal incubators, emergency learning centers, and community-based support programs for women and children. To support their please donate online here: https://secure3.convio.net/jdc/site/Donation2;jsessionid=B98EB528598A06DD34E7A7B239BF34AA.app359a?df_id=4102&4102.donation=form1

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) – http://ajws.org

This organization has set up the Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund to raise and distribute emergency relief and provide long-term recovery for the people of Nepal. https://secure.ajws.org/site/Donation2?df_id=8880&8880.donation=form1

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American Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org

The group is backing up efforts by Nepal Red Cross to respond to the earthquake, including first aid, search and rescue, blood for medical treatment, and support for first responders. It has around 19,000 kits already in Nepal to supply basic material needs for survivors including clothing, kitchen items, and personal hygiene supplies. AmeriCares disaster relief fund:https://www.redcross.org/combined-donate

AmeriCares – http://www.americares.org

A global emergency response and health organization, AmeriCares has dispatched an emergency response team from its offices in Mumbai, India to Nepal and is shipping medical and relief supplies for survivors of the earthquake. AmeriCares disaster relief fund: https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2?df_id=15220&15220.donation=form1

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British Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org.uk

The international organization built a solar-powered blood bank last year in anticipation of such a national disaster. With emergency responders living in Nepal, trained experts are helping with rescue relief and first aid. Donate here: http://www.redcross.org.uk/nepalearthquake

Catholic Relief Services – www.crs.org

The group has landed emergency staff in Kathmandu and intends to begin work by helping 10,000 families with emergency shelter and material supplies. Please donate here: https://secure.crs.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=4D36B909F63799F8EEF0D0C0FB8C1526.app262b?df_id=8400&8400.donation=form1

People sit With their belongings outside a damaged temple in Bashantapur Durbar Square after a major earthquake hit Kathmandu , Nepal April 25 , 2015. A shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on S

CARE – http://www.care.org

This group is working to assist around 100,000 survivors in Kathmandu with shelters, meals, water purification, and sanitary toilets. Donate here: https://my.care.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=CBA258A47FAB9494C2F3DD4B9894C32C.app330a?18840.donation=form1&df_id=18840

Convoy of Hope – http://www.convoyofhope.org

This group has a team with equipment and supplies en route to Nepal. The charity is working with a network of 100 churches and organizations who are ready to respond to those in need. Support their efforts here: https://secure2.convio.net/cohope/site/Donation2;jsessionid=C07B4F762CAC831074A74578FDE56B41.app261a?df_id=2868&2868.donation=form1

ChildFund International – http://www.childfund.org

This group has launched an emergency appeal to provide urgent care and protection for children who’ve lost homes and loved ones in the earthquake. The organization is responding in the Sindhupalchok district, one of the worst-affected areas. Donate here: https://www.childfund.org/help-nepal/

Concern Worldwide – http://www.concernusa.org

This group is working to provide those in need in Nepal with emergency supplies for the shelter, cooking, and hygiene. You can specify which of these supplies you want to help provide when you make your online donation: https://secure2.convio.net/cww/site/Donation2;jsessionid=F467ADA166B81E922B595163BE543BBD.app262a?df_id=1882&1882.donation=form1

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Direct Relief – www.directrelief.org

This group focuses on medical assistance. It is coordinating with Nepal-based partners, as well as corporate and technology firms like Palantir, to help overflowing medical facilities just beyond Kathmandu. Donate here: https://secure2.convio.net/dri/site/Donation2?df_id=2105&2105.donation=form1&set.SingleDesignee=1581&_ga=1.98664094.1471225155.1430002813

Doctors Without Borders – www.doctorswithoutborders.org

The French aid organization has sent eight emergency response teams to Nepal, including a surgical team headed for Katmandu planning to set up mobile medical clinics to reach victims in remote areas.

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

Global Giving – www.globalgiving.org

The American nonprofit has set up a donation page from which a portion of the money received will go to emergency efforts while also focusing on long-term aid in what will likely be a long recovery period for the poor nation. To donate click here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/nepal-earthquake-relief-fund/

Habitat for Humanity – http://www.habitat.org

The group disaster response teams are working with local government groups and relief agencies to assemble emergency shelter kits to house displaced earthquake victims. You can donate here: https://www.habitat.org/cd/giving/one/donate.aspx?link=568

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Handicap International – https://handicapinternational.nationbuilder.com

This group is providing wheelchairs and assistance to local hospitals which are overwhelmed. The organization is focused on making sure survivors receive the care they need to avoid developing permanent disabilities. You can go online to directly support their Nepal Earthquake Response: https://handicapinternational.nationbuilder.com/donate_now_nepal_emergency

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International Medical Corps – https://internationalmedicalcorps.org

International Medical Corps emergency response teams are on the ground and bringing lifesaving medicine and supplies to earthquake survivors. In addition to medical supplies, the teams will also be distributing hygiene kits and water purification tablets to prevent outbreaks of illnesses, a major problem during humanitarian crises.

Islamic Relief USA – www.irusa.org

The group has dispatched emergency response teams from India, and started a $100,000 appeal to raise funds for humanitarian aid.

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Lutheran World Relief – https://www.kintera.org

This organization has staff on the ground assessing the damage and the immediate needs of those affected. You can donate to their Nepal Earthquake Fund which will help them provide water filtration units, quilts, personal care kits and more. Donate here: https://www.kintera.org/site/c.dmJXKiOYJgI6G/b.9274577/k.9A5A/Nepal_Earthquake/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=dmJXKiOYJgI6G&b=9274577&en=9iJHKUPzE8IQL4NCK7JNJ0OMLsLULYMIImLVI7NMLkIRI2NRLwF

MAP International – http://www.map.org

This organization is responding to earthquake victims on the ground by providing critical medical treatment and supplies like antibiotics and wound care items. To help this organization meet the growing need, donate here: https://www.map.org/nepal-quake

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MercyCorps -www.mercycorps.org

This organization has launched the Nepal Earthquake Response fund to help provide food, water, and temporary shelter in the aftermath of this disaster. Donate here: https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/survivors-need-your-help-now

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Operation Blessing International – http://www.ob.org

This organization is making plans to provide emergency relief to their partner on the ground, Nepali Rescue Project. Once needs are determined, Operation Blessing will source materials, locally if possible. Donate online to help them give water, food, medical and other emergency supplies. https://secure.ob.org/site/Donation2;?df_id=7900&7900.donation=form1

Operation USA – www.opusa.org

Operation USA is undertaking recovery efforts in Nepal, providing essential supplies for those affected and hospitals in need. You can help their efforts by donating online https://give.opusa.org/checkout/donation?eid=34510 or by texting AID to 50555 to donate $10.

Two women find safe ground in the region of Kathmandu, after earthquake in Nepal

Oxfam International – http://www.oxfam.org

This organization is working to help provide clean water, sanitation and emergency food for those affected by this disaster. Their priority is to prevent disease outbreaks caused by unsanitary conditions.
Donate via Oxfam America here: https://secure2.oxfamamerica.org/page/content/nepal_earthquake/
You can also donate through Oxfam Great Britain here: https://donate.oxfam.org.uk/emergency/nepal?pscid=ps_msn_Emergencies_bing_nepal_earthquake_generic

PayPal – http://www.paypal-community.com

The company has set up a special page for contributions to aid Nepal. 100 percent of contributions will go to an array of emergency relief nonprofits, including many listed on this page.  You can donate here: https://www.paypal-donations.com/pp-charity/web.us/campaign.jsp?cid=35

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Plan – http://plan-international.org

The group, which focuses on children’s rights and ending child poverty, is trying to reach rural communities beyond Kathmandu, closer to the epicenter of the earthquake, and assess their needs, according to its website.  They have launched an international website: http://plan-international.org/what-you-can-do/emergency-appeals/nepal-earthquake-appeal that you can support.

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Real Medicine Foundation – http://realmedicinefoundation.org

The group is preparing to send medical teams and supplies to help hospitals with their overwhelming number of patients. You can support them online: http://realmedicinefoundation.org/blog/archives/2015/04/26/rmf-prepares-relief-efforts-following-powerful-nepal-earthquake/ or text REALMED to 50555 to make a $10 donation.

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Save the Children – www.savethechildren.org

The non-governmental agency has been working in Nepal since 1976. Ten percent of the donations made to the Nepal Earthquake’s Child Relief Fund will be set aside to help prepare for another disaster. You can donate online: http://realmedicinefoundation.org/donate/ to directly support the Nepal Children’s Emergency Relief Fund.


Samaritan’s Purse – http://www.samaritanspurse.org

The group is sending emergency shelter, water, hygiene kits and other emergency supplies. They are also sending a medical team to offer assistance. You can support this by donating to their Nepal Earthquake Response fund: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/deadly-earthquake-in-nepal/#donateBottom

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Seva Foundation – http://www.seva.org

The group is requesting funds to help meet the growing need of medical treatment for earthquake victims. All contributions will go directly to the organization’s partner hospitals. To help support their efforts you can donate to the Nepal Earthquake Fund: https://secure2.convio.net/seva/site/Donation2?idb=634820634&df_id=4800&4800.donation=form1&idb=0

ShelterBox team heads to Nepal following 7.8 magnitude earthquake

Shelterbox – http://www.shelterboxusa.org

The group is distributing aid, including tents, that they have prepositioned in the country. You can help them offer shelter to more families in need with a donation: http://shelterboxusa.org/involved.php?page=113

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The Jewish Federations of North America – http://fedweb.fedwebpreview.org

The organizations are requesting donations for their Nepal Relief Fund as they work to assess the immediate needs and coordinate emergency supplies to earthquake victims: https://secure-fedweb.jewishfederations.org/page/contribute/nepal-relief-fund

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – http://www.ifrc.org

This is prepping resources from its hubs in New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok. The federation is releasing funds from its Disaster Response Emergency Fund to support vital services including food, shelter, water and sanitation. You can aid their efforts by donating here: https://www.ammado.com/community/154728/donate

A UNICEF worker talks with the mother of a young girl, injured in Nepal's recent earthquake, at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu.

UNICEF – www.unicef.org

The organization states on its donation page that it will be there to help Nepalese children “before, during and after a crisis.” You can help by donating online: https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/nepal-earthquake-help-children-now/24226?utm_campaign=2015_misc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=20150425_twitter-unicefusa&utm_content=post&ms=soc_soc_2015_misc_20150425_twitter-unicefusa_post&initialms=soc_soc_2015_misc_20150425_twitter-unicefusa_post

World Food Program – www.wfp.org

This group states that it has set up a relief hub at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport to manage common services for the entire humanitarian response to Nepal’s disaster, including logistics, information technology, and food transportation. You can help by donating online: https://give.wfp.org/5279/?step=country&lead_source=2015-wfp-nepal-emergency-lightbox&form_tag=2015-wfp-nepal-emergency-lightbox

World Vision – http://www.worldvision.org

With power out in the city, aid officials are struggling to determine the full impact of the damage. World Vision says its primary concerns are shelter, food, and water. Along with donating: http://donate.worldvision.org/ways-to-give/by-category/disaster-relief/nepal-quake?_ga=1.83266966.1264799702.1429999518 you can also text NEPAL to 777444 to donate $10.


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