It has been almost three weeks since the first tragic earthquake ripped through Nepal, flattening villages, triggering avalanches, and affecting hundreds of thousands of people in Kathmandu and remote villages throughout the country. After many strong aftershocks and a second major earthquake hitting just two days ago, Nepal is in desperate need of assistance from the global community. Many of our nonprofit clients have responded quickly with fundraising campaigns, medical relief, and partnerships with other organizations to help Nepal recover from this terrible disaster.
Below are just a few of the ways that nonprofits from Colorado and Michigan are reaching out to Nepal. We encourage you to lend a hand in any way you can.
emBOLDen Alliances launched a coordinated relief effort within 48 hours of the first earthquake, sending several team members to Nepal for immediate medial assistance and supporting the delivery of supplies and temporary shelter to this difficult-to-reach region. They are also partnering with other organizations for long-term rebuilding efforts and a "Help Carry the Load" crowdfunding campaign. Follow the emBOLDen Alliances Blog and their Twitter and Facebook accounts for the latest updates from the ground.
Optometry Giving Sight is raising funds for vision-related medical needs in Nepal, including glasses and eye care for survivors of the earthquake. Learn more here.
The American Mountain Guides Association has many connections with the mountainous region of Nepal, and is encouraging donations to the American Himalayan Foundation for their relief efforts in Nepal.