My heart is SO full.
We cannot thank you enough for giving to this cause.
Because of you…
We were able to send 500 blankets, 300 tents, hundreds of bags of rice, water within 72 hours of making the request.
We were able to send a message or true compassion and caring as the entire village clapped and bowed in appreciation when our crew finally left.
We were able to send out a team of top-notch engineers just one day later to ensure that sanitation issues are properly dealt to fend off more disease and death.
We were able to help another village nearby that did not have the ties we do and had no hope of anyone coming on the way.
We were able to set in motion a plan for rebuilding that we hope will provide strong, temporary shelters before the monsoon season.
And because of you, and your amazing SWIFT response, we were able to create a trusted reputation as savvy, compassionate advocates who can get things done. This has attracted the most innovative people and the finest talent to our team–crazy smart Nepalese grad students, global health professionals, relief experts, DRONE SPECIALISTS who want to go deeper to make a difference.
Together we’ve formed the Nepal Earthquake Relief Coalition (you can check us out here at www.nepalearthquakereliefcoalition.org) and I’ll be going to Nepal TODAY to help advance our plans for rebuilding Arouphokari, Subhash’s little village in Gorkha as well as make more and more connections to streamline efforts happening all over the US by Nepalese kids devoted to recovery back home. We are THRILLED to announce that the World Education Foundation, a clearinghouse of global thinkers devoted to cultural sensitivity and bold social change is our fiscal sponsor, lending us nonprofit status through their 501(c)3. You can continue to donate here.
I’m flying to Kathmandu tonight with the amazing and lion-hearted Miluka Gunaratna, who will represent NERC and Hopeful World for the next 30 days, using her training in global health and on the field in Cameroon and beyond, to ensure that our village has the provisions and practices needed to ensure survival and fight the kinds of disease that ravages communities after disasters like this.
If you would like to know more about Miluka or be part of my personal mission of love to make sure she gets her very modest student loan and regular bills paid while she’s taking this risk for all of us, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I cannot say enough about the kind of love, dedication and devotion that are pouring out of people like Miluka and the whole team at the Nepal Earthquake Relief Coalition.
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With so much love in my heart,