As most of you may already know, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 claiming thousands of lives (death toll still rising) and leaving many more injured and homeless. This has been described as the worst earthquake in the country in over 80 years. The infrastructure has been greatly damaged, houses/buildings have been reduced to rubbles with many feared to be still trapped underneath, and hospitals have been flooded with injured victims. The Nepalese community needs all help possible to restore and rebuild lives that were destroyed during this tragedy.
Relief efforts are ongoing to deal with the aftermath of this horrifying event. This includes providing earthquake survivor's with food, clean water, fuel, hygiene products, and shelter. We, the Nepalese Students Organization (NSO) at the Ohio State University (OSU), are calling upon you for your support, at any level, during this dire hour. All funds generated will directly go to supporting the relief and recovery efforts for victims of the earthquake. This fund raising campaign is not yet endorsed by the Ohio State, but as a registered organization we are launching this campaign with the valuable input of the NSO members.
We are directing our fund through CARE organization. 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 has responded to past emergencies in Nepal, including massive landslides in the Sindhupalchowk district in August 2014. CARE's 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, CARE emergency response and recovery projects reached nearly four million people in 40 countries. For more information on CARE appeal for funds for Nepal earthquake, please go to: