Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Update...Providing Food, Water, and Supplies

Dooley Intermed’s response the Nepal earthquake is helping hundreds of people in need daily.  Working hand-in-hand with our Kathmandu based partners at Mission Himalaya we are providing food, clean water, and supplies to villagers who have been left homeless. We are pleased to report that all the children at our orphanage in the Sakhu Valley survived uninjured and that our orphanage building, of modern construction, emerged unscathed.

We are actively searching for any children who had both parents killed in the earthquake so that we can provide them with a safe and secure new home at our orphanage. In the meantime our Dooley funded MH team reached Bal Mandir, Nepal's largest orphanage where we had received information that babies and children were suffering outdoors in the rain without proper food, clothing or shelter.  Our team delivered food, diapers, baby formula, and included three doctors who treated the sick children many suffering from flu and chest congestion. Thanks to Dr. Trishna Chand Thakur, Dr. Prajeeta Bhandari, Dr. Kristina Pradhan and Ana Gurung.  And, of course special thanks to Bibhu Thakur who runs our partner organization, Mission Himalaya, in Kathmandu and is personally coordinating our local relief effort.

We want to take a moment to thank everyone who has donated to Dooley Intermed during this epic crisis. Without your help these vital aid programs would not be possible. The need is ongoing. Many of the older building in Nepal suffered damage or complete collapse, often crushing adjoining dwellings. The situation is far worse in the outlying villages, especially near the earthquake epicenter in the Gorka region. And, the monsoon is approaching. The situation is not good, and there remains much to be done.

We are pleased to be able to share a few pictures from our aid stations near Kathmandu

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