I am heart- broken regarding the devastating earthquake that hit the beautiful country Nepal( Asia). I was there four weeks ago, this morning I woke up receiving terrible news.
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, Gorkha, Burpark, 546 miles away from the capital city of Nepal. Immediate rescue efforts are under way and the estimated death toll continues to rise. The full extent of the damaged is still being assessed. Aid groups are mobilizing to provide support and emergency supplies to people impacted by the earthquake.
We are wanting to do our part to help. All donations to this fund exclusively support relief and recovery efforts in Nepal. We will update on a regular basis as details emerge from people we know.
People in Nepal are in extreme need of help. Right now, the immediate needs are food, medicine, water and shelter.
How can you help?
All donations to this fund will support disaster recovery and relief efforts in the region of Nepal affected by this earthquake. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet the needs for food, fuel, and clean water. Once the initial relief work is over, long term relief will be needed. They do not have home and property insurance funds in the same way we do. Many are homeless and will have no place to work in order to recover. This fund will help to support long- term recovery efforts run by local vetted local organizations and people personally known by us.
Nations impact will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribes.
At 25th of April a catastrophic earthquake struck Nepal. I am very heart broken, my churches back home got destroyed, but the people are safe. Around 200 houses collapsed around the churches, and 1,000 houses cannot be lived in due to the extreme aftershocks that caused even more fatal damages after major hit. Even in these catastrophic times, my home church is working with people who need help. They are providing relief items such as shelter materials, food, clean drinking water supplies, hygiene and cooking kits. They are also working and ministering with care and compassion to those who are suffering and sharing God’s love and his peace, looking into their eyes, telling them and making them feel that they are not alone.
NUMEROUS SUPPLIES IN NEED
We are distributing rice and lentils, along with salt to 800 households. The food will help sustain the families for the time being, for the bag of rice will last family of 5 for at least 2 weeks.
When houses crumbled and collapsed, food supplies and all the resources were also buried in the rubble. Markets were shut down because of the damage, and fields and crops were destroyed because of the landslides caused after Earthquake. Survivors told us stories of scavenging through the rubble, walking for hours to nearby communities, or simply not eating at all. Our team is helping to fill the gap in food shortage by providing families with a week’s supply of rice, lentils, salt and oil..
We are very grateful to Nations impact for the food and blankets.” Rada said. “It means a lot to my family. This is a difficult time for all of us.”
Mithu said that after earthquake, 17 families banded together, creating a community tent, out of traps, blankets, and pieces of plastic. They survived on a little food they had and now most of the food is gone. “I am so happy that you guys came to help us, with bright smile Mithu said, “It gives us hope”.
With the monsoon season rapidly approaching, shelter materials are a critical need for homeless families. Many are spending nights outside in the rain and days unprotected from the sun. Nations Impact is working to distribute emergency shelter materials to 1,000 families whose homes were lost or damaged in the earthquake.
Nights can get cold in the mountain regions, especially for the innumerable families now sleeping under tattered tents or completely exposed to the elements. As we distribute food, shelter and other relief items, our teams are also giving several blankets to each family to keep them warm from this harsh winter.
Thousands of people die in Nepal during the time of winter due to Cold. Nations Impact is trying to provide as many number of winter blankets to give them a warm winter.
The earthquake took everything from thousands of families, including basic items like plates, cups and silverware. Our sturdy kitchen kits replace some of what was lost and provide families with means to cook the food, we distribute. Having something tangible also provides hope for people who lost everything.
Nation impact is distributing all the necessary metal kitchen utensils and tools for a Earthquake victims families so they can relied on them for a long terms.
Right now, they need sacks of Rice, 100Ibs of rice is equal to $30 per bag 1600 tents for all people who lost their homes in the earthquake. Cost of one tent is $75 and can accommodate 4 to 5 people.
Clean drinking water. It is $50 per a tank of clean drinking water.
Nepalese House: Normally, 80% poor people are living in the mud and stone or brick house with the slope roof of straw, tin or tile the house is normally single roof. The wooden beams are never fixed to the wall. So they could not support wall during even the small shake (picture3). So 80% of the people are homeless now.
“It is such an honor and privilege to help our Nepalese brothers and sisters in need,” said a member of Nations Impact disaster response team who assisted in distributing the food. “Many would stop and express their gratitude or simply say thank you.”
Food is extremely scarce, and families are now homeless and starving. Many locals say that they only have enough food for a few more days, and some have run out altogether. People in village areas are walking long distances to other villages, and headquarters of districts in desperate need to find something to eat.
We are working to meet pressing needs and show love and compassion to those who are being overlooked.
When I think about the distribution, I think about Matthew 25:35-40 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink … Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.“
I know a need like this is great, but I want to ask for your help as a friend in Christ.
If you can help any of those need please can you DONATE NOW.
We would appreciate any amount of help or donations you can provide for Nepal.