Terra Cotta Middle School and family
As some of you have imagined, the last few days have been difficult. On 25 April at midday, a 7.8 earthquake centered on a small mountain village in Nepal killed a yet-to-be-determined number of souls in Nepal and three neighboring countries. The earthquake and its aftershocks have caused avalanches and mudslides. Additionally, the monsoon season is soon upon us. Surviving the initial quake is one matter; overcoming shortages of food, water, and shelter is another.
Our family (mom, sister and her family, and nephew) survived the initial quake; but it has been several days, and we have heard nothing directly.
Kathmandu valley is flattened. Last we heard, our family is sleeping outside, afraid to go into the house, and our nephew is helping at the hospital. Because the river water is polluted, people who live in Kathmandu depend on filtered water. If food or potable water runs out, life is going to get miserable fast. Disease will spread throughout the valley.
We have been trying to figure out what we can do to help. We accept ideas, prayers, and donations. We have undertaken the task of raising funds for earthquake relief through a California 501c3 named Friends of Nepal.
Durga Maya Andersen
Terra Cotta Mid…
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