Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
Organized by: Meenakshi Gurung
On 01 May 2015, a group of volunteers from Kathmandu headed to JIvanpur, an earthquake hit area of Dhading District. The volunteers distributed face masks to the victims and also conducted a survey on the requirement of the people. It was found that almost all of the houses in the village were destroyed and the locals were surviving on tents and sheds for past one week.
On 02 May 2015, a group of 20 volunteers departed from Kathmandu with logistics, food, drinks and usable cloths to be distributed to the victims of the Jivanpur Village in Dhading. The following materials were transported on the day.
1. 20 bundle of edible noodles
2. 20 bundles of energy biscuits
3. 50 kgs of Rice
4. 200 kgs of usable cloths
The group will conduct further survey on the health of people and will be coordinating with a group of medical doctors to provide basic health check ups and medicines to the victims, said Lachhuman, the chief coordinator of the campaign.
Pictures are also attached.
Updates are also on this page directly supporting this campaign.
Being so far away from home from the family and not knowing what the future holds for my people has been confusing, frustrating and difficult. Many of you have asked how you can help. After talking to friends and family, I decided that the best step to take is to raise as much money as possible and allocate it appropriately where necessary. I know people would like to donate various items such as clothes and food. But the best thing to do at this time is to pool money together as items such as food and clothing are bulky and transportation to Nepal is iffy and cargo limited. Money to my belief will make a much more lasting and positive impact.
Why am I doing this when there are many charitable organizations you can donate to?
I have always been a skeptic when it comes to donating to organizations. It is never clear where the money is going. Therefore I felt the calling to start my own campaign. It is upto you if you would like to donate through here or other reputable sources. I felt that this was the least I could do at this time.
Where are your donations going?
A very good friend of mine Lachhuman is a lecturer at a college based in London. He had been travelling to Nepal with his wife and a five months old son when the disaster occurred. He has now extended his stay at Kathmandu inorder to provide more support for the earthquake victims.
Lachhuman has been using his own money to help with the relief efforts on the grounds back home. He is working with a local team and I am partnering with him to help increase his relief efforts. During the earthquake, he had led the team to provide shelter, food and clean water to those displaced and seeking for safe place to stay in. They were also engaged in keeping the surrounding clean inorder to stop the spread of epidemic.
Further they have collected usable clothes, dry foods, biscuits, sheds and other necessities to be dispatched to Dhading, an earthquake hit district, for the needy. Gurung wants to expand the relief effort to further devasted parts of the country including Lamjung, Sindhupalchowk and Bhaktapur. However he requires further funding for the same.
The donations will go towards purchase of food, water, shelter and medical aids needed by the people affected.
His facebook page is below if you would like to keep track on the updates.