Nepal Earthquake: We’re Safe
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A 7.6 earthquake hit the Kathmandu region of Nepal on Saturday, April 26. We felt only a few minor tremors here in Surkhet; rest assured that all of our staff & kids are safe. We're hundreds of kilometers away from the epicenter. All of our buildings are intact and our community was thankfully unharmed.
Our heart goes out to everyone in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the other affected regions. We hope all of our friends in the area are okay. Our most up to date information as the story unfolds will be on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
Thank you to everyone who has been sending love & positive energy to the people of Nepal in the wake of this tragedy (and thank you for checking on us!). If you'd like to help the earthquake relief efforts, the New York Times published a list of some of the groups soliciting donations to support their efforts in Nepal:
- CARE is asking for donations for critical relief. The group said its humanitarian workers were currently on the ground assessing the situation in Nepal and determining the most immediate needs.
- Oxfam is an international coalition of charities dedicated to fighting poverty. Aid workers from the group are on the ground, preparing to hand out food and water.
- Save the Children will use donations towards efforts to provide protection for children and relief to their families.
There are more listed online in the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/live/earthquake-katmandu-nepal-updates/how-to-help-the-relief-effort-in-nepal/
Please note we are too far from Kathmandu to be able to provide any meaningful relief work ourselves. The list above should not be viewed as an endorsement of any one organization but rather as a news bulletin to help those in need.
Thanks for your care and concern.