Help For Nepal – How And Where To Donate

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As most of you know, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake this morning. Parts of the country are devastated and the death toll is rising as I type these words. Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Nepal right now. To try to help any way we can, we’ve made a list of certified charities that are currently accepting donations for Nepal.

Sadly in times of great need, some people create “fake charities” and take advantage of others. So please be careful which charity you donate to. All charities listed below are legit.

We’re also providing phone numbers and websites for people searching for loved ones.

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  • Canadians can call the Canadian Government at: 1-800-387-3124
  • Americans can call the Embassy at: 1-888-407-4747
  • British people can call the Embassy at: +44 (0) 207 008 0000
  • People in India can call: 1070/ 080-22340676/22032582/22353980

Here are the emergency numbers in Nepal:

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After the jump you’ll find information on the above-listed charities

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ( As well as The American Red Cross, The Canadian Redcross, The British Redcross and all other Red Cross Chapters)

The American Red Cross’ primary focus during the initial response of an emergency is feeding, sheltering and supplying any other basic needs.

AmeriCares

This nonprofit disaster relief organization delivers medicine, medical supplies and aid to people in crisis around the world. Donations will go toward medicine and medical supplies and for expenses for providing that medical aid.

CARE

This humanitarian organization’s main focus is to fight global poverty, specifically by empowering marginalized women and girls. Money will go toward food, water and sanitation, shelter and emergency health response.

Direct Relief International

Direct Relief provides medical attention to those in need on an ongoing basis and in emergencies. Monetary donations go toward medical aid, supplies and equipment in Nepal.

Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

The humanitarian organization delivers medical care to people caught in crisis.

International Medical Corps

This emergency response agency focuses on health in emergency situations. Monetary donations go toward purchasing medical supplies, medicine and emergency kits and transporting these supplies.

Mercy Corps

The organization provides humanitarian assistance and economic opportunities in the world’s toughest places, specifically those dealing with poverty, conflict and instability. Money will go toward immediate humanitarian needs in Nepal, which may include, food, water and temporary shelter.

Save the Children

The independent organization focuses on children in need in the U.S. globally through programs for health and nutrition, child protection and education. Donations will go toward purchasing relief items, such as hygiene kits, family kits (pots, pans, food preparation items) and tarps.

UNICEF

The national committee for UNICEF is responsible for the organization’s fundraising. UNICEF uses the money for health care, clean water, nutrition, education and emergency relief.

World Food Programme

The food assistance agency’s main focus is to fight hunger worldwide. The organization is working to bring food to Nepal


Posted April 25, 2015 by justfp in Robert Pattinson