Community Foundation of New Jersey

Lend a Hand: Earthquake in Nepal

April 26, 2015

When we first heard the news of Nepal’s deadly earthquake (LATEST: Death toll rises to 3,800 in Nepal earthquake), we quickly reached out to our network of friends and partners in the country and confirmed that they are all safe and accounted for.

Many of our fundholders have since reached out to us, with questions about the best ways to help the people of Nepal recover from this disaster.

Below is our list of recommended organizations doing good work on the ground.

To make a gift in response to Nepal’s deadly earthquake, please login to your fund online or call us at 973-267-5533. Thank you for your generosity at this time of acute need in Nepal.


Mercy Corps is on the ground mobilizing an emergency response to help survivors after the worst quake to hit the region in 80 years. CLICK HERE.

 


Doctors Without Borders is sending eight medical and non-medical teams to assist victims of the Nepal Earthquake, which shook the Kathmandu Valley before noon on Saturday. CLICK HERE.

 


Save the Children has launched a disaster response on the ground in Nepal with emergency assistance during this difficult time. Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976 and have extensive programs throughout the country. CLICK HERE.


You may not know it, but the Community Foundation of New Jersey has a very special relationship with one particular community in Nepal. The BlinkNow Foundation, whose US-headquarters we host here in Morristown, operates a children’s home and school in the Kopila Valley, nearly 600 kilometers west of Kathmandu.

With questions about the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s relationship with the BlinkNow Foundation, and how we work together to improve the lives of hundreds of children in Nepal, contact Hans Dekker at 973-267-5533.