Nepal Relief & Rebuild Fund
Craig Mitchell, from Victoria, BC is good friends with Tashi Sherpa in Nepal. They met there when Craig was hiking the Himalayas two and a half years ago.
Together they've come up with a grassroots disaster relief campaign that is reaching more people at a faster rate. Tashi has ties to a couple of manufacturers of blankets and face masks in Nepal and his father is a medical doctor, currently providing aid in pop-up clinics. The donations are now being used to buy medical supplies like gauze, disposable dressing kits, and tools.
With your support we can all help Nepal come back stronger than it was before. <3
Our school sent a 4 person team including a nurse, along with tents, medical supplies and tens of thousands of dollars that were fundraised by the students (including many youngsters handing over their entire savings or deciding to forgo family holidays in order to help) This was initially to aid an orphanage that we have links with. They had moved out to a village, and the team ended up helping the whole village, including providing a month's worth of food to the entire population, and beginning a rebuild project. Medium injuries were dealt with and major ones provided with transport into town. This demonstrates the power of direct aid, particularly if you have an in country contact or someone who does. However I caution anyone who is thinking of travelling to 'help' in situations such as Nepal (the aftermath of the Tsunami in Sri Lanka was another such case) Unless you have a direct skill or are leading a recovery effort, then the idea of 'helping' is quite self indulgent. An inexperienced and unskilled volunteer is more of a liability than anything else, so rather than spending large amounts of money to travel to a challenged area, why not donate said money to direct aid initiatives and people on the ground who are already taking action and know what they are doing?
Thanks to everyone who has helped donate over the past couple of weeks. We are going to be sending this money off to Tashi shortly who is very grateful for all the help! We will provide updates from Tashi as to where it's spent so we can see how our community efforts have made an impact! Thanks!
Hi Robyn, Please also check this out if you are interested in going to Nepal to help. http://rippeling.blogspot.ca/
I don't have much money to donate, but I was looking to take a trip for my birthday in a few months. Is there any way I could come to Nepal and help you and your relief work for a week? Please feel free to inbox me. I would love to hear from you.