How You Can Contribute to Earthquake Relief for Nepal
Having both strong connections with the country of Nepal and our Asian office, based in Kathmandu, Pioneer Solutions is truly deeply saddened by the devastating effects caused by the massive earthquake on April 25, 2015. On behalf of our entire global staff, we are expressing our heartfelt condolences to the people in Nepal and their families. Although communications are limited, we appreciate our customers, prospects and business relations for reaching out to us and keeping our local staff and their families in their prayers. Despite the terrible, far-reaching effects of this tragedy, we are thankful to report that our employees are safe.
As our operations continue, so does our unwavering commitment to aiding the country of Nepal in this time of great need. Please join Pioneer Solutions in extending your support to the relief and rebuilding effort. While the majority of us cannot be in Nepal to physically aid in disaster recovery efforts, merely donating as little as $1 to one of several organizations currently aiding Nepal could help save a life.
Here is a list of different organizations accepting donations:
1. Save the Children
Since 1976, Save the Children has established extensive programs throughout Nepal. According to their website, donations to this organization will, “…help us [Save the Children] protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families.” Some of their priorities include distributing clean drinking water to prevent water-borne diseases and passing sources of warmth (such as hats and blankets) for babies, as the fear of aftershocks has forced many families to live on the streets.
To donate to the Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund, click here.
2. Red Cross
Red Cross has already committed $300,000 and 19,000 non-food relief kits (which include clothes, kitchen sets, tarpaulins and mosquito nets) have already been committed to the victims of Nepal. While it is still too early to assess the full magnitude of damage resulting from this disaster, people will need considerable support, including food, water, medical care and emergency shelter–items which your contributions will assist the Red Cross in providing.
To donate to their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund click here.
3. Friends Service Council Nepal
If you want to give directly to a local charity, the Friends Service Council Nepal (FSCN) is a Nepalese NGO with over 20 years of experience in supporting disaster relief efforts for disasters in Nepal. With about 50 volunteers based in Kathmandu, they have been rushing money, food and tents to people in need.
Click here for details on how you can contact the FSCN and donate directly to them.
4. Global Giving
This online fund-raising platform has raised over $570,000 towards their goal of $1,000,000 for disaster relief in Nepal.
To make a donation, visit them here. If you have a U.S. cell phone, you can text GIVE NEPAL to 80088 to make a $10 donation.
Facebook will now match every dollar donated, up to $2 million. Facebook’s matching funds will be distributed to local relief and rescue organizations working to provide immediate and ongoing relief. Please go to facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport to learn more.
In addition to launching Donate, Safety Check – a simple and easy way to say you’re safe and check on others – was activated on Saturday in large parts of Nepal as well as areas in Bangladesh, India and Bhutan. Since then, millions of people have been marked safe and tens of millions of people were notified that someone they know has been marked safe. Read more information on Safety Check here.
For a list of other, vetted charities you can donate to, click here. Remember, every little bit counts towards saving another human life in need.