On April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. The latest official death toll as of Saturday afternoon has surpassed 7000, the vast majority in Nepal, but also in China, India and Bangladesh. The number of injured in Nepal alone is more than 10,000, and the earthquake has displaced an estimated 454,769 people.
This event has taken an incredible toll on both the people and the environment of Nepal. Take a look at these before and after photos of Nepal landmarks. They are shocking. And here are some photos of the human toll.
We Can Help
But we can do something to help. Our giving circles set aside a little bit of money every month just to help out in emergency situations, because we know that there is never a good time to donate to an emergency but there will always be emergencies.
But We Must Be Careful!
During a crisis, extra caution must be taken when making a donation. Charities with the best of intentions will raise money, but they are not equipped with the knowledge, expertise, and even access necessary to make a difference with the money they’ve collected. And unfortunately, disasters bring out the con artists who capitalize on your desire to help.
But we know our small donation is a big deal, but it’s only going to make a difference if it gets to the right charity.
Votes Due By Tuesday, May 5th at 12pm PST
Our members have nominated different charities they heard were helping survivors of the earthquake. These charities have been thoroughly researched, and I’ve provided our members with complete reports on these charities. After reviewing those reports, they will vote for either Doctors Without Borders, Save The Children, or SEVA Foundation.
That’s the beauty of our giving circles. It is possible to know that your donation is going to the right charity, that it’s going to be used in the right way, and it’s going to make a big difference.
You can join a giving circle around the cause you are most passionate about, too. Pets? Vets? Poverty? Find out more here.