In the wake of the devastating earthquake in northeastern Nepal this past weekend on April, 25, 2015, and the avalanches set off on Everest that have claimed several lives, there are many foundations and sites you can visit to donate and help. With how intricate some people are getting in creating sites that look legitimate to donate, we, unfortunately, have to be careful of those trying to take advantage of a tragic situation such as the earthquake in Nepal. So in addition to the Red Cross, UNICEF and Save the Children, here is a list of other valid foundations and organizations that are making every effort to help with the devastation in Nepal.
Efforts for aid and rescue continue and have been challenging. So far more than 4,600 people have been reported dead, over 9,000 are injured and there are eight million affected areas across Nepal. One million children are in urgent need of help. Please help as much as you can, and spread the word.
For updates on what to do and how to help, please read, Nepal Earthquake: Updates, what to do and how to help by Jake Norton on www.mountainworldproductions.com.
Apa Sherpa Foundation
The Apa Sherpa Foundation actually had a team out in Nepal for a humanitarian trek, the Nepal Trek 2015, to donate supplies to schools and hospitals in the region when the earthquake hit. Led by the ‘Tiger of the Himalayas’ himself, Apa Sherpa and his team are fortunately alright and have been aiding people as much as they possibly can. They are in need of donations for food, shelter, tents, sleeping bags, first aid kits and hygiene supplies for Thame. Please visit www.apasherpafoundation.org to donate.
Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation
The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation provides direction and financial support to sustainable, community-based humanitarian programs designed to help people who live in remote regions of the world. The Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation is accepting relief donations that will be disbursed to the indigenous climbing communities of Nepal to help mitigate loss of life, livelihood or homes according to President Jennifer Lowe-Anker. Please visit the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation Web site in order to donate, and spread the word on social media.
Direct Relief, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization provides medical assistance to people around the world affected by poverty, natural disasters and civil unrest, and they have mobilized its Emergency Response Team for the Nepal Earthquake. They are coordinating with local and emergency response partners such as One Heart World Wide, ROWW (Reach Out World Wide), Rescue Network Nepal, and Team Rubicon. Donate here.
The DZI Foundation is collecting funds to help Nepal’s most remote communities recover from the earthquake. This foundation is more long-term for Nepal relief efforts as the donations will go towards rebuilding schools, homes and local infrastructure. Nepal will need both immediate relief help as well as the long-term relief, so please donate to both if you can. For the DZI Foundation, please click here.