With reports that more than 3,000 lives have been lost since the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, people now want to know how to help Nepal recover. While the Inquisitr listed some excellent ways to help out recently, that list has expanded significantly. Here’s what you can do right now to help.
Donate To Charities
The following charities are all great ways in which to help:
Most are offering a variety of ways in which you can donate to help the Nepal earthquake victims, and all of these charities will have links on their websites on how to help Nepal.
Check In On Facebook Or Google
Seriously. Facebook and Google both have applications where you can check in and let people know where you are in the world. For those of you who are in Nepal and are safe, you can use either of these apps to let family members and loved ones that you are safe. However, please don’t use these apps for any other purpose than to report factually on whether you are in the area and safe or not. People have reported on social media the fact people are using these apps as a “joke.” It’s not a joke to report you are in the area when you are not, and it is certainly not a way to help Nepal and the aide workers on the scene.
Donate On Facebook
Helping Nepal is as easy as using your Facebook account. The following is according to The Next Web.
“The social network announced that it is rolling out a banner message on news feeds that will allow you to make a donation to International Medical Corps to support its response teams on the ground.
Facebook will be matching every dollar donated (up to $2 million).”
You can find out more details on how to donate via Facebook by clicking here.
Are You A Doctor?
If you are and you want to know how to help Nepal, there is an organization called Doctors Without Borders. This team is dedicated to helping out in medical humanitarian emergencies. If you are not a doctor, that’s okay too, as you can donate to their cause by clicking here.
Speak To Your Church
Many churches are currently collecting donations to help Nepal and its earthquake victims. Speak to your local church and ask them how to help Nepal. Alternatively, here’s a list of churches and church groups who are offering assistance.
- JDC The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
- Lutheran World Relief
- Samaritan’s Purse. While they aren’t a church, they are a Christian-based charitable organization.
- The Salvation Army
- Catholic Relief Services
Donate Via PayPal
Do you have a PayPal account? Do you want to know how to help Nepal? Then head on over to PayPal’s website now!
Other Organizations Helping The Nepal Earthquake Victims
Below is a list of miscellaneous groups you will be able to contact in relation to how to help Nepal.
- Habitat for Humanity International
- United Nations World Food Program
- MAP International
- International Relief Teams
If you want to know how to help Nepal out after the devastating earthquake, all you have to do is click on any of the groups above and start helping right away!
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