How to Help in the Wake of the Nepalese Quake
We are a world community. As such, when I saw a post from friend and colleague Kripa Upadhyay, I wanted to make sure this information made it to those in Issaquah and the Greater Eastside who wanted to help with the Nepal Earthquake relief efforts. What follows is Kripa's Facebook post aggregating how people can help:
FOR THOSE OUTSIDE NEPAL WANTING TO HELP:
Thank you for all your calls/texts/messages and questions about where to donate and how to help.There are a lot of agencies, both formal and informal that are on the ground and that are helping, but do be careful as scams in situations like these; unfortunately, are all too common.
The immediate need is for clean water; tents; food and shelter: The following are leading the effort in this regard:
1. Mercy Corps: www.mercycorps.org The global aid agency has had more than 90 people on the ground since 2006. Workers are distributing hygiene materials, water, utensils to cook and other goods.
2. Abari at Abari.org: Builds tents with bamboo and canvas and get these set up quickly if they can produce as many as needed
3. Prime Minister of Nepal's Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations through the following banks:
Everest Bank: 00100105200270 or 00101102200012
Nepal Bank: 002-11-053313
Global Bank: 0411010000005
Standard Chartered Bank Nepal: 18013243801
Nepal Bangladesh Bank: 035141 C
4. International Medical Corps: https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/nepal-earthquake
5. Nepal Red Cross: http://www.nrcs.org/
Long terms needs will become readily apparent once the immediate work of search and rescue is done so I will keep you posted as soon as I have that information
I will continue to post information as it becomes available as to how best to direct your care efforts.