As we pass the two month mark for the first earthquake, Friends of Nepal's relief program has firmly entered its second phase. Located in the northwest of the valley, Friends of Nepal began providing temporary living shelters for a minimum 26 families in the Sankhu VDC.
On May 25th, Friends of Nepal joined hands with Lincoln School's 8th and 9th grade classes to provide 35 household buckets of emergency relief supplies to families in Sankhu.
On May 9th, Friends of Nepal sent 330 household packages into the town of Kartike where neighboring communities walked several hours from Gumba VDC ward 7,8 to pick up relief material. Friends of Nepal-We Help Nepal volunteer and photographer, Surachet Pong along with our local contact Janden Dorje Lama, accompanied the distribution truck and were in Gumbathan when the second 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on May 12th, but thankfully returned safely back to Kathmandu on May 14th.Read more
Two days after a massive 7.8 earthquake devastated much of Nepal, about 30 friends in their 20s, who had grown up together in Kathmandu, knew they had to do something urgently.
"It was almost a moral obligation”, said Anne McGuinness, 28, who like many of her friends has one parent from either Tibet or Nepal. "Because all our friends and relatives were safe, we felt we needed to help those less fortunate. We knew government help would be very slow."
Our team on the ground is rocking strong with a full on distribution center inside the Grassroots Recreational Center Fussball stadium. They are collecting, packaging, and distributing some of the first materials making it into Sindupalchowk and other districts.
We currently have a group of 20 volunteers, and are staying in touch with communities in case they don’t get aid next week.
To date, our relief efforts have have provided for 5,000 people.
To date, Friends of Nepal and our collective on the ground have collected, bought, and delivered several tons of supplies of rice and dahl and relief materials. They organized a helicopter yesterday, and have helped load four semi-trucks to go out into villages. The collective is 20 people strong on the ground,
and they are collecting supplies all across Kathmandu.Read more