Our friends in Nepal have been working so hard and I want you to hear directly from them, but first a quick update on HPN. We have raised $4,000 so far and have sent $3,700 over to three different relief efforts. As you can see from the growing number of donate buttons to the right we are continuing to raise funds for ongoing projects that we have been identifying. Here’s what has been happening on the front lines.
The young law school students from YAAD have worked hard to identify areas that are not getting aid from other sources. Their work in getting to unreached areas has even been cited in the local press twice this past week.
“We went to our targeted area Chandanpur and Kaleshowr which lies on the south east of Lalitpur. We drove 4 hrs uphill to reach our destination and what we observed was that most of the houses had collapsed and some were on the verge of collapsing and people were forced to spend their nights under an open sky.While talking to the survivors, we were informed that food right now is not as important as tents. These settlements have been farming , and consuming what they plant and harvest, they are skilled to do so. As surveyed we were right on track as their up most need was tents.
We provided them with more than 100 tents, 450 kgs of rice, 4 bags of clothing, few boxes of biscuits and few medicines and sanitary items .
We are thankful to our donors Hopepartnershipnepal.org , Jagadamba Steels and SR Steels. And special thanks to Carmen and Carolyn for always supporting us .
Their support shows us that the entire world is looking out for our country . Our team has worked hard and relentlessly to help those in actual need.We are working for our brothers. We are working for our sisters. We are working for our fathers and mothers. We are working for our Nepal.
The road to Chandanpur and Kaleshowr
The condition of the houses in the area
Surveying the damage and distributing supplies
The team at work
And making new friends
The needs in these areas are on going and we would like to be involved for the long term. We can only do it with your help. Thanks to all who have donated in these last two weeks since this tragic earthquake hit the country of Nepal. – Carolyn for HPN