People around the world have gathered together in support of Nepal's recent tragedy. More than 5,000 people were killed and many more injured in Saturday’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. As the days tick on, we need to be sure we are continuing to help and spread awareness. Here are a few of the best ways we've found to help the Nepalis people.
One of our favorite blogs, Hello, Handbag, posted this great list of ways to help. With over a dozen options, we're sure you'll be able to find a way that works best for you.
You may have seen a button on the top of your Facebook feed prompting you to donate. It's important to know that Facebook will be matching donations up to $2 million for mobile medical units. Look for the "Donate Now" button. If 1% of Facebook users donate $5, it would raise $70 million.
Be Confident About Donation Transparency
We found two non-profits that contribute 99% of donations received to the cause. This is much higher than many non-profits who have high overhead costs. Visit MAP International and DirectRelief to see how you can help in a very real way. Also, here is a list of charities who have been vetted and are providing relief work in Nepal.
Want to do something more than donate? The creator of the 12 Actions Steps for Kindness, Tina Staley, urges you to send thoughts of love and kindness to the people of Nepal. Perform an act of kindness in their honor. Making a difference is believing that you can. Watch Tina's video below.
Our love and thoughts go out to the people of Nepal, and all of the donors and relief workers who have taken up the call to help.