By now I'm sure you have seen or heard of the tragic events in Nepal this last weekend. Nepal seems so distant from our everyday lives, but hearing that more than 4000 people have died thus far from the earthquake breaks our hearts. Do keep the Nepalese people in your prayers.
Although most of us do not have ties to, please do consider giving to the cause of your choice. For every dollar that Wagan employees give, Wagan Corp will double that donation to World Vision's efforts in reaching those affected in Nepal.
Here are more suggested organizations that you may consider giving to to help those in need:
To learn more about what some relief organizations are doing and how individuals can help, click on the following links:
USAID has given the Nepalese government an initial $1 million and sent a Disaster Assistance Response Team to Nepal. The agency’s staff in Bangkok, Thailand, is coordinating with other U.S. relief organizations in the region. A situation report says some buildings have collapsed, roads are damaged, telecommunications networks are spotty but landlines appear functional.
AmeriCares dispatched a response team from Mumbai, India, and is shipping medical supplies from its warehouses in the United States, Europe and India.
CARE, which already has a 150-member staff in Nepal, is supplementing its workforce with specialists from around the world.
Doctors Without Borders is sending eight medical teams from Bihar state in India to the affected areas, along with a surgical team from Brussels.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has launched an emergency appeal to help 75,000 vulnerable people with food, shelter and water and sanitation.
The World Health Organization distributed emergency kits of medical supplies to doctors in Nepal aimed at helping 40,000 people for three months.
USAID’s Center for International Disaster Information has listed dozens of more nongovernmental organizations helping.