Help Nepalis Raise themselves Out of the Quake
Organized by: Janet Weber
Event Name: Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
The news coming out of Nepal is heartbreaking. Although all of our family & friends are confirmed safe, Ram & I want to do something to help our countrymen & women. Our main goal is to give to organizations that do not waste donations on organizational costs but give directly to the people in need. Our friend has done a great deal of non-profit work in Kathmandu and put together a list of small and effective organizations for us. We will disperse your donations to all of these impactful organizations.
Works towards rebuilding homes of Sherpa guides and their families, various villages throughout the Everest region. Managed by Deana Zabaldo, former Peace Corps Nepal volunteer, current ‘Mountain Madness’ guide and Changing Lives Nepal cofounder. http://www.gofundme.com/rebuildingnepalfb_action_ids=10203700812830201&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_ref=fb_cr_n
Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Nepal. Providing evidence-based emergency and long-term mental health support in Nepal throughout various districts and in collaboration with other agencies, universities, and the government sector: http://www.tponepal.org/
Mercy Corps, Nepal. Doing excellent work with disaster-prone communities in Nepal. https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/survivors-need-your-help-now
Voices of Children (VOC), Nepal: Organization working with homeless and abused children and youth in Kathmandu. Note: May want to contact directly to determine if a specific mechanism will be set up for earthquake related needs. This is the general donation link: http://www.voiceofchildren.org.np/donation.php
World Food Programme (WFP), Nepal. Several of my former WFP Nepal colleagues are involved in food aid efforts. WFP is issuing emergency funding appeals. https://give.wfp.org/5279/?step=country&lead_source=2015-wfp-nepal- emergency&form_tag=2015-wfp-nepal-emergency
HeartMind International. Mental Health Organization working primarily in Jumla, Nepal, excellent credentials. http://heartmindinternational.org/
Friends of Nepal, Network of former Peace Corps Volunteers. Donate to hospitals in-country treating the injured (Patan and other hospitals in Kathmandu valley). http://www.friendsofnepal.com/
Donate to tent shelters/medical camps, Peace Corps connection. https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/earthquake- nepal-accommodation-medical-camps
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Blue Diamond Society Nepal. Donate to members of LGBT community, including those affected by the earthquake.