Fort Wayne, Ind (WANE) – After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake Saturday 50 miles Northwest of the capital of Nepal, a number of aid organizations and local groups are accepting donations and supplies to send to victims. Over 4000 people are estimated to have died, and many are still missing. Due to strong aftershocks, people are living and sleeping outside in cool temperatures and rain.
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A statement was issued Monday: “The American Red Cross is committing an initial $300,000 to the response operation and working closely with the Nepal Red Cross and the global Red Cross network to coordinate additional support. The American Red Cross is also supporting the response teams with information management and GIS remotely. You can help people affected by disasters like the earthquake in Nepal and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.” The American Red Cross reports that because there are needs already arising in India, China and Bangladesh, and reminds donors that donations designated to general disaster relief can ensure that the funds raised can be used in all areas in need.
UNICEF is on the ground working to protect Nepal’s children and keep them safe and healthy through this devastating crisis.
The Forgotten Children Worldwide organization helps to support an orphanage in Kathmandu. That structure was destroyed in the earthquake and Forgotten Children is raising funds to rebuild and help those in need in the capitol of Nepal. They hope to raise $30,000.