earthquake2As you undoubtedly already know, a very severe 7.8 magnitude Earthquake on 04/25/2015 and 7.4 magnitude on 5/12/2015 hit my country, Nepal and there is a very urgent need to directly help people, many of whom are living in remote, rugged, isolated mountainous regions, to receive very basic everyday living and survival needs such as food, water, medicines, shelter such as tents, warm clothing, etc.

The death toll is already more than 8,000 and is expected to go up as dust settles after this tremendous devastation to life and property. In addition to the deaths, thousands more have been injured, are still waiting to be found and rescued, and countless numbers have lost their homes. And now the monsoon rains have come and people who have been living outside in tents, afraid to go into their own houses because of the continuous aftershocks and the fear that they might come tumbling down on them, still cannot re-enter their homes. Thousands live in open spaces outside in wet weather.

The survivors are in need of very basic humanitarian supplies such as food, water, medicines, warm clothes, tents, and so on. As the days go on, there is also the increasing likelihood that poor sanitation and lack of medicines will lead to cholera and other outbreaks. The hospitals are overloaded with many times their normal patient count.

Also, my country has lost many of its oldest, most treasured and most beautiful Heritage sites, such as centuries-old temples, pagodas, monuments, statues, etc., many of which were located in the very same place where I was born.

There are, of course, a number of international relief organizations helping, such as the Red Cross, UNICEF and Doctors Without Borders, but they need funds to support their missions.

 

NOA EarthQuake Relief Updates:

Health_campNOA Donated Medical supplies to Nepal earthquake victims

Newah Organization of America (NOA) sent medical supplies to earthquake victims in Nepal. NOA past President Mr. Rajesh Shrestha kindly agreed to escort the supplies to Nepal, and assisted in clearing the supplies through Nepal customs. After the supplies reached Nepal, they were given to the Rotary Club of Madhyapur (RCM) for turnover to the Nepal Army. The Army then distributed the supplies to a mobile health clinic for use in treating people in the surrounding areas. The Army also directly distributed some supplies to needy sick and injured people. We sincerely thanks to Neighborhood Health Services Inc. Alexandria who donated urgently needed medical supplies to NOA for earthquake victims to Nepal.

shelterNOA donation to build a temporary rehabilitation shelter
NOA donated $1000.00 to a local Nepal organization, Kartik Nach Samrakshan, to build a temporary rehabilitation shelter in Chikhona.

unnamed (2)NOA Contribution for Mr. Ram Shekhar NakarmiNOA contributed $500.00 from the NOA Fund to Newah prominent author and director, Mr. Ram Shekhar Nakarmi. His house collapsed in the recent earthquake and he is living in a senior citizens’s home.
Helping The Nuwakot Community Toilet
Newah Organization of America (NOA) is helping the Nuwakot District, Urleni VDC, Kalche ward no. 1 and 2 and Raluka VDC, Tutung ward no. 9, to build 20 community toilets. The local volunteers are packed and ready to go with the supplies for the toilet project. These community toilets will benefit more than 200 houses and more than 1200 earthquake victims.
NOA handed over zinc sheet metals and mosquito nets
NOA is helping Ringpur Buddha Bihar Nirman Samiti in Lele, Lalitpur that handed over zinc sheet metals and mosquito nets to earthquake victim of Lele.
24 shelters for 24 families in Sindhupalchwok district
NOA has worked with Gwaahali Pucha that built 24 shelters for 24 families in Sindhupalchwok district. Approximately 50 volunteers took part to complete this project.
NOA donated Medical supplies to Nepal earthquake victims
Newah Organization of America (NOA) sent medical supplies to earthquake victims in Nepal. NOA past President Mr. Rajesh Shrestha kindly agreed to escort the supplies to Nepal, and assisted in clearing the supplies through Nepal customs. After the supplies reached Nepal, they were given to the Rotary Club of Madhyapur (RCM) for turnover to the Nepal Army. The Army then distributed the supplies to a mobile health clinic for use in treating people in the surrounding areas. The Army also directly distributed some supplies to needy sick and injured people. We sincerely thanks to Neighborhood Health Services Inc. Alexandria who donated urgently needed medical supplies to NOA for earthquake victims to Nepal.
NOA donated food buckets
The Newah Organization of America (NOA) donated food buckets for the Phulbari village in the Kavre district of Nepal on May 12, 2015 . Food buckets were distributed for a week for more than 350 victims in the Tamange community , with the help of Rotary Club of Madhyapur (RCM) volunteers. We thank these wonderful RCM volunteers for all of the hard work they have been doing.

NOA donated school bags, stationary, and T-shirts
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As most of you know, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the heart of Nepal on April 25, 2015, just 77 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu. Then on May 12 another, 7.3 magnitude aftershock struck. More than a million homes and other kinds of buildings, including many centuries-old, irreplaceable temples, and other kinds of unique heritage structures, were destroyed or badly damaged. And more than 8000 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were injured.

In memory of the “First Anniversary of The Nepal Quake,” NOA quickly donated school bags, stationary, and T-shirts to 100 earthquake child victims on April 14, 2016, in coordination with the Rotary club of Madhyapur Thimi. NOA is still working closely with various organizations, both in the USA, in Nepal, and elsewhere internationally, on many rebuilding and recovery projects and we will continue to try our very best to support these efforts into the future. The recovery and restoring work is far, far from yet being finished, and substantial help of many kinds, including medical assistance, is still very urgently needed.

let’s spend a few moments to light a candle and pray for all of the Nepalese people who lost their lives in the two massive earthquakes and aftershocks last year.

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