Many voluntary and humanitarian organizations and groups have risen up to the task of helping thousands, if not millions, of affected individuals after the devastating earthquake struck Nepal. This post is dedicated to these teams and extraordinary people who are working tirelessly to help those in need with their rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts.
Although I am unable to mention every organization here, I would like to say that your work speaks louder than words. Who am I to judge you and your work? I can only wish the best for you and I will continue to do so for the rest of my life.
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/cleanupnepal
Clean Up Nepal works to improve solid waste management in Nepal. Post earthquake, the NGO is working along with its partners to provide relief and rehabilitation support in and outside Kathmandu Valley.
a. Relief aid/ supplies
Consignments are being sent on an ongoing basis to Sindhupalchowk and Gorkha. Each consignment is enough to sustain targeted households for 7 days.
The team has concluded assessments in Bhaktapur, Sindhupalchowk and peri-urban settlements with plans of similar assessments in Thankot and Machhegaun to understand needs on-the-ground.
c. Sanitation, Hygiene & Clean-ups around the Kathmandu Valley
In order to manage waste and raise awareness about proper waste management as a means to avoid communicable diseases, Clean Up Nepal headed to the Sindhupalchowk VDCs of Yamunadandagaun, Sunkhani, Kadambas & Eerkhu.
How you can help: Go to Clean Up Nepal Earthquake Fund to donate.
2. GABI FRC
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/gabifrc
Gabi FRC Team: Bina Ghale (Founder), Avi Shrestha (Co-founder), Dickesh Pradhan, Manish Rana Magar, Manoj Rana Magar
Gabi FRC is a social initiative started by fashion designer Bina Ghale. They started out by providing food supplies to people Gabi was taking refuge together with in an open field in the heart of Kathmandu City after the earthquake struck. They then shifted their focus to providing shelter in the form of tents to the homeless. They manufacture their own tents with flex sheets under the name of Gabi FRC – standing for Food, Roof and Cotton.
Gabi FRC has produced more than 1,000 tents and sold them to various voluntary groups and then donated hundreds from the earnings. With the support from like-minded individuals and organizations, Gabi FRC has been able to procure flex and build tents with the help of eager and willing volunteers.
Gabi FRC is planning to crowdfund soon for getting clothes to the needy in the affected regions.
[Related: Aljazeera’s report of Gabi FRC’s exceptional work]
3. NEPAL RISES
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nepalrises
Basically, Nepal Rises scans social media to hear from people in the affected areas and match their needs with the resources. In addition, they source volunteers who can serve outside Kathmandu. They have been able to pinpoint the urgent needs of people in different affected areas through their social media pages. This helps them send their volunteers with the right supplies and essentials to the far-flung areas where little or no help is provided.
How you can help: Go to http://www.effect.org/donate/ to donate.
4. FILL THE BUCKET
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/fillthebucketnepal
Fill The Bucket Nepal can be considered as a bridge between the government and the people. They are working with the government so as to expand the aid reach. Not only this, the team is also closely working with Nepalgunj Medical College to provide food, medicine and shelter (the basic essentials at this critical time) to earthquake-affected regions of Nepal.
How you can help: Go to Nepal Remote Earthquake Relief Fund to donate.
5. SAGARMATHA ORPHANAGE
Ayusha Shrestha has been working in collaboration with Sagarmatha Orphanage to help children, one of the most neglected sections of our society ever since the earthquake struck. Her team and Sagarmatha Orphanage has been able to provide relief and rehabilitation efforts, including shelter, food and repairs, to nearly 150 other orphanages in the Kathmandu Valley.
Salute to these and many other tireless and exceptional people who are working selflessly to help rebuild Nepal!