NEPAL NEEDS YOUR HELP!

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Undoubtedly by now you have heard the devastating news of the 7.9 earthquake that has killed thousands, left hundreds of thousands homeless, and has torn families apart in Nepal. NEPAL NEEDS YOUR HELP! Below you will find information on ways to donate to the relief effort.

Charmadingma, Chhuserma, Gomela, Sano-Gomela
of the Solukhumbu District (Everest region)

The earthquake of April 25, 2015 devastated these rural villages, including homes, schools, shops and monasteries. All residents of our village, Chhuserma, lost their homes in the quake and devastating aftershocks days after. Off the main Everest trail, these villages are easily forgotten by the Nepalese government and international relief efforts. THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

Monsoon season will hinder relief efforts.

Over 7,000 people have lost their lives and millions are homeless. Rural villages have been destroyed. Rural Nepal has been devastated, and so has our Solukhumbu District. Basic essentials, like food, clean water, first aid, blankets and shelter are vital. Getting immediate assistance to these villagers is important. Although the forests provide mushrooms and wild greens in spring, it is not enough to provide basic sustenance needs. Their food stores have been damaged and the fields not yet ready for harvest. Relief flights to Lukla are few. People are living in their greenhouses with what they could salvage from the rubble of their homes.

I hear desperation and terror in the voices of family and friends that I’ve spoken with on the phone and in their Facebook accounts. Getting immediate aid to the villagers of the Solukhumbu is critical. They need your help!

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TWO WAYS TO SEND EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUNDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF, GO TO THE BEYUL HERMITAGE + FARM NGIMA AND CARYL SHERPA are doubling donations up to a total of $25,000.

1) DONATE THROUGH PayPal at www.paypal.com

  • To CREATE AN ACCOUNT, click the blue sign-up button at the top right corner of PayPal webpage.
  • Select option: Pay or send money to
  • Friends & Family
  • Send your donation to:

2) DONATE BY CHECK/MAIL:
Caryl Sherpa, 340 Coleman Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901

WRITE “Solukhumbu District” on the check.  Money will be sent via wire transfer for immediate use in theses villages to provide basic needs and help with rebuilding.

 

BO M. KARLSSON FOUNDATION
We are partnering with BMKF, a Seattle 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Their mission is to “empower the women of Nepal through higher education.” They have mobilized their organization in full support of earthquake relief.

DONATE THROUGH www.bomkarlsson.org

IMPORTANT: To earmark donation to BMKF for rural villages of
Solukhumbu,

EMAIL donation confirmation to –
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On Wednesday, April 29th, BMKF sent $22,000 to Nepal to provide blankets, food, water and basis essentials to residents of the Kathmandu Valley. Our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed so much, so quickly!

*BMKF donations are tax deductible.
*100% of BOTH FUNDS go to quake relief aid and rebuilding.

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