Do Your Part

27 Apr

. How can you help, and you should. Massive financial support is going to be needed if impoverished Nepal is to rebuild from the devastating weekend earthquake that claimed more than 3,600 lives and flattened buildings, among them some of the country’s best known landmarks. Here’s how you can donate.

1. Save the Children

Save the Children is an international charity that has been in Nepal since 1976 and is therefore in an exceptional position to help after years of operating within the country, Save the Children spokesman Philip Carroll told TIME.

2. Red Cross

The Red Cross has committed an initial $300,000 of aid as well as 19,000 non-food relief kits which include clothes, kitchen sets, tarpaulins and mosquito nets.

3. Global Giving

Online fund-raising platform Global Giving is running a project to raise $1,000,000 for disaster relief in Nepal and has raised over $570,000 so far.

4. Friends Service Council Nepal

FSCN is a Nepalese NGO with over 20 years of experience in supporting disaster relief efforts for disasters in Nepal. They are based in Kathmandu and have about 50 volunteers. Chairperson Surya Bahadur Thapa tells TIME that since the earthquake they have been rushing money, food and tents to people in need.

5. Oxfam

Oxfam, which works in more than 90 countries, has already dispatched technical experts from the U.K. to Nepal and sent a China-based team to assess humanitarian needs in Tibet, where the quake also struck.

6. Goonj

Over 300 employees, Currently, Goonj is readying two trucks of relief material to transfer to Nepal, with more urgent supplies going by air. Gupta will be leading team to Nepal tomorrow

7. UNICEF

The U.N. children’s agency,UNICEF, says nearly 1 million children in Nepal need help. UNICEF says it is preparing two cargo flights with a combined 120 tons of humanitarian supplies including medical and hospital supplies, tents and blankets, for urgent airlift to Kathmandu.

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6 Responses to “Do Your Part”

  1. Judy Latty April 27, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    I have t sent my check to the Red Cross

    • jambernews April 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      Awesome Judy, and although it’s not my place to say, I, and more importantly, those affected thank you.

      • sad for JD April 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

        I think it’s great thing you are doing ….it shows that you and others who read and participate in Jambernews are caring and compassionate people.
        I will be making a donation through an organization I currently support. ..World Vision.

        • jambernews April 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

          Thank you. These children need it.

  2. goawayjamber April 27, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    Class Act Jambernews. Glad you posted this.

    • jambernews April 27, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

      Of course. We may not have a huge base of readers, but it makes me feel like I’ve done something.

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