With the death toll at 4,000 and climbing, and tens of thousands wandering homeless and in shock, the images coming out of Nepal are heartbreaking. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake and hundreds of aftershocks have devastated this Himalayan nation and most of us wish there was something we could do. I know I’ve been considering my options of how best to help and we’ve had a few queries from Wanderlusters who would also like to know how to help.
Beth is friends with the owners of Crooked Trails, a Seattle-based, non-profit tour company with close ties to Nepal. They are collecting donations for a two-pronged assist in Nepal. Funds will be used to help with immediate relief efforts such as temporary shelter and clothing, with the secondary focus being on rebuilding homes in the dozens of communities hit by this disaster.
They are asking you to #Give3Nepal
- Give $3 toward the relief fund
- Take 3 minutes to share this with as many people as you can
- Spend 3 hours in solidarity with Crooked Trails on the Mt. Si climb for Nepal
- Spend 3 weeks in Nepal on a volunteer trip with Crooked Trails to help rebuild
To donate, use this link. Please note that the minimum donation is actually $10 and there is a 10% processing fee. Visit the Crooked Trails website for further details on their trip to Nepal to help with rebuilding.
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Nepalese child – Nicola Romagna via Flickr