Nepal Earthquake

Have you and the children you love been watching or listening to news of the earthquake in Nepal? So many deaths.

Children and adults are trapped in the rubble. Historic buildings and temples are devastated. I’ve been watching and reading reports from CNN. Their online report is being updated live as I type. I’m including a couple of pictures from CNN.

  • NGO official says people will urgently need food, water, medicine and shelter.
  • More than 1,000 people across Nepal confirmed dead, official says
  • People treated outside hospitals, avalanches reported on Everest

“Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN)A magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, toppling homes, temples and historic buildings and leaving at least 1,457 people dead, authorities said.

Afterward, whole streets and squares in the nation’s capital and largest city were covered in rubble. Stunned residents stared at temples that were once part of their daily lives and now were flattened to the ground.”

UNICEF has already sent me an appeal letter, and I want to share it with you. I think UNICEF is an ideal recipient for a gift in response to this catastrophic event, for children as well as adults. Here’s what they said:

“Our response over the next 48 hours will be critical for protecting children in the region. That means we need to act now, and we need you with us.

Make a contribution to the Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund now—every dollar will be essential to helping the children suffering from this disaster.

Our staff are already deploying vital aid in the places hit hardest, but we’re in a rapidly evolving situation with rapidly evolving needs. We’ll need the ability to mobilize quickly as we learn more—and we’re relying on you to make that happen.” So call your grandkids, or tell your children they can help – they will want to, I’m sure, when they see what is happening.

And thank you for the help you give!

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Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on April 25, 2015, in Giving. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for your comment, Jane. It’s so gratifying to know that someone has read and responded! I can imagine Nepal was an amazing place to visit with Susan many years ago.

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  2. I’m going to talk with my grandson about this tomorrow. Many years ago, his mother and I visited Nepal. I remember every detail, the beauty of the landscape, the poverty, the rampant TB. The people were kind and receptive to us, two Americans.

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