Three Ways You Can Provide Relief In Nepal
While Nepal and surrounding areas are reeling from the devastation of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 that has killed more than 4,000 people and left thousands more injured and homeless, there are ways to bring relief from halfway around the globe.
Here are just a few of the organizations that are working to make a difference in the lives of the survivors. Please consider financially partnering with one or more of these organizations.
Disciple Nations Alliance
Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA) is a global mission organization that partners with relief groups to provide basic necessities during times of crisis, be it natural or man-made disasters.
God has been raising up Nepalese Christian churches over the past decade to minister wholistically in their communities—a group called Vision Network Nepal (VNN), a partner of DNA.
For years, VNN has partnered with Harvest Foundation and Reconciled World to equip dozens of churches all across Nepal. These local congregations have developed strong ties with their communities—the same communities that now are suffering extreme loss and devastation.
Please help these local churches provide relief to their neighbors.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has a long-standing relationship with the people of Nepal, having served the people of its India Eastern Territory for more than 100 years.
“Donations from the generous public will help provide basic necessities that survivors desperately need right now,” said Lt. Colonel Ron Busroe, The Salvation Army’s National Community Relations and Development Secretary. “But the effects of this tragedy will be felt for months, even years. We know that emotional and spiritual counseling is equally important for survivors to deal with the gravity of the situation.”
The Salvation Army has set up a designated fund where 100 percent of gifts go to relief efforts in Nepal.
Click here to financially assist The Salvation Army with their relief efforts.
Samaritan’s Purse deployed a team of disaster response experts, including medical personnel. An airlift of 60 tons of relief supplies is on the way. They will help victims with shelter, water, hygiene kits, and other relief, and partner with mission hospital partners.
They are also sending initial supplies for 15,000 households, and anticipate doing more as the response continues.
The medical team and supplies will support mission hospitals that are Samaritan’s Purse partners.