Nepal Earthquake Relief - Rob Doug Sean (NERRDS)
Team Member: Doug Fauth
Sean Edwards wrote -
Let's not forget Nepal and the devastation! More than 8,800 killed, 22,000 injured, and 2.8 million displaced. What can we do to help?
This is where we come in. We will be in Nepal collectively from July 31st-Aug 21st to do whatever we can.
Thirst No More (TNM) responded immediately to the devastating earthquake in Nepal on APRIL 25th. TNM initially distributed PAKs with a focus on food content. They then moved to Tarps and to sanitation/hygiene content. TNM's primary operation is in Chaku, 5 hours Northeast of Kathmandu and only 10 km from the Tibet border. From there they are working about 4000 feet up the mountain in less accessible villages.
On May 12, a new 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near this area collapsing more houses and businesses and setting back a fragile recovery. In total 2.8 Million people were displaced from these devastating Earthquakes. With monsoon and mudslide season in full effect TNM's focus now is on disaster relief and discovering what Nepal needs.
Our mission is to be TNM's first wave on the ground in this area and help identify what is needed by these remote and devastated villages. Our main job is to figure out what needs and shelter types will best be suited and costs associated with this. We are asking for your help in this effort by donating to our efforts. Everything helps! There are multiple options we will be exploring such as Water Wells (Different costs sometimes up to 30k!), Shelters $500-750, PAKs (food content) $50 and tarps $15.
Since 1995, Thirst No More has been working with people around the world who live in hopeless situations. Whether it's war, tyranny, or disasters, TNM has been on the front lines of human suffering offering aid to those who need it most. Thirst No More has been chosen by thousands of donors as an effective and efficient means of rushing aid to those who need it most. TNM's field workers and network of partners have given them quick access to the most troubled regions of the world. Thousands of volunteers have made it possible to stretch their resources for maximum impact. Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our journey.