On 25 April, and earthquake with a moment magnitude of 7.8 or 8.1Ms. Its epicenter was approximately 34 km (21 mi) east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal. As of 30 April, it's taken the lives of over 6000 people. It was the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. Some casualties have also been reported in the adjoining areas of India, China, and Bangladesh. Continued aftershocks occurred throughout Nepal, with one shock reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on 26 April. The country is at continued risk of landslides as well. In short, Nepal needs help, and the entire Pandora's Kharis community felt there was no need for a vote: our donation goes to Nepal, to help the survivors survive these terrible times and eventually rebuild. To do this, we have selected CARE as our Mounukhion 2015 cause.
CARE has worked in Nepal since 1978, with programs focused on areas including food Security, HIV/AIDS, health, education, water and sanitation, and the empowerment of women and girls. CARE's past responses to emergencies in Nepal have included response to massive landslides in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district in August 2014.
Their emergency response teams specialize in providing life-saving food, water, shelter and health care. CARE has more than six decades of experience helping people prepare for disasters, providing lifesaving assistance when a crisis hits, and helping communities recover after the emergency has passed. CARE, which works in 90 countries around the world, places a special focus on women, children and other vulnerable populations, who are often disproportionately affected by disasters. In 2014, our emergency response and recovery projects reached nearly four million people in 40 countries.
CARE staff are on the ground providing people with temporary shelter, food, and water purification. They plan to distribute emergency shelter and hygiene kits this week to nearly 2,500 vulnerable people impacted by the earthquake in Nepal. Distribution of 250 kits are planned Wednesday in Gorkha, a rural area near the epicenter where it’s estimated that up to 80 percent of the homes are damaged.
You can make your donations to this life-saving cause until 19 May, 2015, by clicking the 'donate' button to the side, or by transferring the funds directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with PayPal. Thank you in advance.
Update: because of the cause, the deadline has been extended for one week, to May 26, 2015.