Editor’s Note: This was originally published on April 25th, 2015 and has been updated to include the massive aftershock on Monday, May 12th.
A powerful aftershock hit the already crippled country of Nepal on May 12th killing dozens and injuring thousands just 80km east of Kathmandu, in Dolakha district. Some aid organizations are referring to this dystrophic situation as a double disaster after the initial earthquake killed more than 8,000 people and injured thousands more on April 25th. Nonprofit originations around the world continue to deploy volunteers and provide much needed relief funding. Executive director of The mGive Foundation, Jenifer Snyder said “We need to let donors know how they can continue to help the people in Nepal.”
It has been 5 days since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake claimed more than 5,000 lives and left over 11,000 people injured. While the majority of the destruction has taken place in the Himalayan nation of Nepal, several surrounding countries including India, China, and Bangladesh have also been affected. Experts on the ground believe the injury toll will continue to increase and the death toll could potentially cross 10,000 when final numbers from all affected areas are in.
Many international aid organizations including The American Red Cross have rushed to Nepal to deliver emergency humanitarian assistance. Three days after the initial earthquake, search and rescue operations were already underway, however medical centers in the area are overwhelmed with patients. With limited access to many of the affected areas relief efforts are proving to be even more challenging than previous catastrophic events. A natural disaster of this magnitude requires world governments, not for profit and for profit entities and all willing world citizens to come together to provide assistance quickly and efficiently. mGive is honored to be able to help meet that need and work with multiple nonprofit organizations to raise funds via text to provide help to the people of Nepal and surrounding areas as quickly as possible. These organizations include emergency aid providers, animal protection groups, religious organizations, and professional associations.
Click below to look at a full list of nonprofit organizations currently fundraising with mobile for the Nepal earthquake. You will have the option to make a quick $10 mobile donation to any of the organizations listed using the mGive “Donate Now” button.
If you or your organization is a current mGive client and running a mobile campaign specifically for Nepal Relief Efforts please contact your account manager to be included in our list of Nepal campaigns.