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April 28, 2015

Earthquake in Nepal: Where to donate

contributor: Rob Goodier

Aid organizations and technology businesses are helping to unite scattered survivors of Nepal’s earthquake and provide food, water, shelter, medicine and other necessities. Here are some of the local and international aid providers and places where you can donate.

Google set up a Nepal Earthquake person finder tool. Use it in a browser or by text message.
Facebook has launched “Safety Check,” an app that lets friends and followers know if users in a disaster zone are safe. Those who have the app will receive an automatic message asking if they are okay and if they are, the app will alert the designated contacts.

The international RedR, including RedR India, has appealed for donations to help with its disaster relief and training missions in Nepal.

The Times of India set up eight collection points for donated items including bottled water, blankets, food, hygiene products, tents and tarps.  The British Disasters Emergency Committee launched an appeal for aid to Nepal. The DEC coordinates fundraising for 14 leading aid agencies, including the British Red Cross, Oxfam, Save the Children and Christian Aid, among others.   

Mercy Corps is collecting donations for shelter, food, water and other aid.

Lutheran World Relief has a long-term presence in Nepal and is working with local partners. Their work has begun with shipping quilts and water filters with more planned.

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent collects donations for relief work in Nepal, and its chapters in each country are also taking donations.

Plan International is delivering food, shelter and telecommunications gear.  

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Rob Goodier

April 28, 2015

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