This came in from Bob Schue, a long time friend of Nepal (early Peace Corps).
"I received a call from Rajeesh Shrestha, my 40 year Nepali friend. Rajeesh was calling from
El Cerrito, just after getting a connection to his wife's family in
Basantapur. The family had gone back into the 5 story old house to seek
shelter from the monsoon storm. He was talking to his cousin when she
screamed; "Another Earthquake!" The building collapsed on her and the
entire family. Her last words were to Rajeesh: "We are all dying; we go in
peace with the Gods"
So many little babies. No proper shelter. No proper food. No government presence. No international aid. Distributed what we could 2day. Along with water with glucose powder mixed in, biscuits, noodles, chocolate, beaten rice, apples, bananas, oranges etc. Thankfully few local shopkeeprs have braved it and opened for business saying "whatever happens I'm going to keep selling".Read more
A letter from our dear friend Nima Sherpa about his situation, and an example of the personal requests that will be streaming in:
"hello chrish and bodhi
as you heard that nepal is in tragedy and even my house and office has been collapsed
and all of my children are spending their night out
i am really worried and upset about them but thank god they are a live and now i have send you the attachments
about my family, please check a look
Kesab and Susima Regmi are good friends who work with Christine Kolisch in her importing business and school scholarship programs. They have 50 people camping in their backyard from their local neighborhood who they are helping in this time of need.Read more