Where to Donate to Nepalese Earthquake Relief Efforts

Following a deadly 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, April 25, 2015 – the worst to hit that Nepal since 1934 – thousands of people in Nepal and in neighboring India are in need of immediate help. The United Nations predicts that tens of thousands are likely dead or injured and that up to one million people will become homeless as a result of the devastation. Reports on the ground say that historic buildings and seven major temples have been destroyed near Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and that the force of the quake triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.

The Reform Movement encourages donations to the following organizations providing disaster relief on the ground in Nepal and India:

  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: JDC is mobilizing its emergency teams and coordinating with local authorities, the Nepalese and Indian governments, and global partners to assess the unfolding situation and ensure survivors’ immediate needs are addressed. Click through for details on JDC’s disaster relief work.
  • American Jewish World Service: With its longstanding commitment to disaster relief in the developing world, AJWS has set up an Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund to help ensure that the thousands of people affected by this earthquake receive the support they desperately need.
  • Doctors Without Borders: Doctors Without Borders is sending eight teams to assist those affected by the earthquake. Four teams departed this morning and are currently at the border with Nepal clearing with authorities before heading to affected areas. Read more about how the organization is helping in Nepal and India.

Liturgist Alden Solovy offers two prayers to say in our communities as we pray for the people of Nepal and India.

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3 Responses to “Where to Donate to Nepalese Earthquake Relief Efforts”

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    Can you tell us, give us some idea on how our donated monies will be spent ??

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    Thank you very much for this information.

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    Good resource. Thanks!

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