On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal, ripping cities, damaging monuments, and even rattling Mount Everest. Tens of thousands of people were temporarily displaced by the earthquake, as many offices and homes were damaged and collapsed (according to the UN, 600,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged).The government put the number of injured at more than 14,000, and the death count is high in the thousands.
CGR partners have provided immediate relief and rescue work, and are requesting financial support to provide ongoing basic essentials, food and temporary shelter. In assessment, a team is currently searching for 2,200 bags of rice, plus salt, sugar, oil, tea, tarps and other items to give out to area villagers who need food and temporary shelter. Please consider giving towards these immediate needs.
Relief teams will begin assessing needs for long-term recovery efforts. Further information about the humanitarian disaster relief efforts in Nepal and the surrounding areas will be made available as soon as possible.
Anyone wishing to respond can help by donating to CGR’s Disaster Relief fund efforts in Nepal through our donation page.