Donations accepted for relief and recovery in Nepal

Nepal Fund Drive

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has left terrible suffering in its wake. Thousands of lives were lost, and the numbers of those injured and left homeless has yet to be fully determined. As of April 30th, the death toll is over 5,000, the number of injured tops 10,000 and 34,000 people are living in camps. Hundreds of thousands have been left without adequate food and medical care. Nepal is culturally rich but hard-pressed to cope with the level of physical destruction brought on by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The difficult terrain and weather conditions have delayed the first response, especially to the villages in districts far from Kathmandu. Aid organizations and nations are joining together to respond to the crisis.

Whole Earth Provision Co. is sponsoring a donation drive to help the Nepalese people, with the funds raised to be directed to Oxfam America. Oxfam America is on the ground in Nepal providing emergency food, shelter, clean water and sanitation facilities. They are working hard to repair existing water sources and to install new pumps and wells. Clean water and sanitation are especially important for preventing the spread of disease in the crowded camps of disaster survivors.

If you are able, we hope you will give generously. Donations in any amount will be gladly accepted at any Whole Earth location through the end of May. Thank you.