EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT NEPAL : CHARACTER FOUNDATION NEPAL
Organized by: Avinash Basnet
A terrible disaster has befallen one of the poorest nations on Earth of cataclysmic proportion. An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 Richter scale has hit central Nepal claiming thousands of lives and affecting millions. The quake had the same magnitude as the one that hit San Francisco in 1906, and was about 16 times more powerful than the 7.0 quake that devastated Haiti in 2010. Elderly, children and poor working classes who are the most susceptible and venerable have been devastated by this catastrophe.
Due to the earthquake, It has already taken over 6000 lives and 14000 injured. Death toll is to be expected to increase around 10000 as search and rescue has just started their rescue operation in remote areas. Highly affected areas are: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Rasuwa, Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Lamjung, Dolakha, Dhading, Nagarkot, Panauti and Banepa. Some 1.4 millions need urgent help of basic needs: Foods, water and shelter in these areas.
We will be directly involved in Kavre and Sindhupalchok district. Our main goal is to help in rebuilt of villages and bring these villagers back in their feet. We will be working on different phases:
Phase 1: Immediate supply of basic Goods: Foods, Water, Medication, Tents and temporary sanitation. Currently, we are sending limited money for the basic needs for Kalika VDC of Sindhupalchok and Kavre. We are working through personal contacts of friends and families and the Character Foundation Association by sending money from here whatever we have raised so far and the people in the ground are supplying basic things. As of right now, 90% of house in KALIKA VDC, Sindhupalchok is completely destroyed, same with the Kavre as well. People in these areas are looking for any means of support; they are struggling to survive, as their closed one has been dead or trapped in the houses. We need your help to make them feel and realize that there is life behind the tragedy and their life matters and help them in recovery process.
Phase 2: Rebuilding the villagers home in Kalika VDC Sindhulpalchok and Kavre “Mahendra Jyoti V.D.C-1. This is a long recovery process. It takes time to overcome this tragedy. We want to help these people in rebuilding process as well. Help them in construction of their houses and schools, which has been completely destroyed in earthquakes.
This is a long journey in rebuilding the villages from tragedy. With your support, we can make a change and make difference in the life of Nepalese people suffered in this massive Earthquake.
We have been working with Character Foundation Association and Hansada Yoga Ashram to funnel our donations directly to the victims. They have been giving shelter to the victim of Kavre,” Mahendra Jyoti V.D.C.-1 as much as they can. Both organizations have been proven record of charity work. I am member of both organizations. I have volunteered in charity work through those organizations.
We as a human being have an obligation to help one another in times of dire need like this. Since millions have lost everything, literally as they ran for their lives leaving everything behind. We are trying to provide basic commodities such as drinking water, a hot meal, and basic medication, which would help out immensely and save lives. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Thank you ..