Thank you for supporting Humanity First’s Nepal Appeal
Posted on 06/05/15
Last week my father flew out to Nepal with Humanity First to contribute to the earthquake recovery efforts. On Saturday 25th April the powerful earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale, struck 40 miles from the capital Kathmandu in Nepal - since then reports have shown the number of people affected by the disaster rise dramatically.
I’ve been spreading awareness amongst the Discovery Park community of my father’s contribution to the Nepal crisis and have had an incredible response. My Dad, Dominic, is Head of International Disasters at Humanity First; a UK charity who dispatched a specialist disaster response team of 12 medical volunteers to Katmandu. Dominic and his colleagues have flown out to Nepal and are completely self-funding everything from flights to accommodation and food. Whilst they are out there they have been helping the vulnerable people affected to get access to water, food, shelter and medical support.
I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for supporting Humanity First and generously donating to the cause. Without your support Humanity First would not be able to continue to do the fantastic work they do. The amount of emails that I have received from the Discovery Park network has been very overwhelming.
So far Humanity First have managed to see more than 1000 patients in the Gorkha region. Last night they made their way back to Kathmandu and have now been asked to assist in Lapu where damage was severe. Humanity First set themselves a target to raise £125,000 towards relief for the victims of the Nepal Earthquake. With your help they have so far managed to raise just over £94,200.00 in ten days, which is absolutely amazing. As Humanity First is a non-profit organisation, all the funds you have raised have gone directly to the cause. Your money will be used to provide food, medical treatment and shelter, amongst other much needed supplies. There is currently a massive need for shelter and medical aid in Nepal right now as monsoon season is just six weeks away and there is fear that there could be wide spread disease.
For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to contribute but would still like to please see visit Humanity First’s website. Alternatively you can text NEPA60 £10 to 70070 goes directly to the people suffering.
Once again, I’d like to offer my sincere thanks for your continued support.
Blog By Kelly Morgan, Liaison Manager at Sandwich-based GoBMV
To read more about the appeal please visit: humanityfirst.org/nepal-earthquake-appeal