Volunteers pack supplies you helped provide.
You’re a part of something amazing that’s happening in devastated communities in Nepal. During the past two weeks, local Nepali church volunteers (pictured above) joyfully banded together to divide supplies into earthquake survival kits for families in need.
A young woman named Richel was among the hard-working volunteers who packed the kits you helped provide.
“I have been here for the past seven days helping prepare the distribution packs with other volunteers from our church,” said Richel. “God kept me safe and I have to help. People need our help.”
These kits included vital necessities like rice, lentils, oil, candles, soap, and hygiene supplies, which will help prevent the spread of disease. Because of you, thousands of families received emergency supplies.
Him Kumari is one of those you helped. She was eating lunch with her 12-year-old son, the oldest of four, on April 25 when her house began to shake. She made her son run out of the house, but was not able to escape herself before it collapsed on her. Trapped beneath the rubble and boards, she went in and out of consciousness.
“When I came to, I was in the hospital,” she said. “I thought I would die as I was buried for four hours.”
Twenty-two of her neighbors did not survive. Nearly every home in her village was damaged or destroyed. Him’s family is now living under a tarp they’ve made into a tent. She is grateful to be alive, and grateful for your help.
Amidst the destruction, there is encouragement. Mark Estes, World Concern Asia Director, helped distribute earthquake survival kits to families in a devastated village in the hard-hit Dhading District.
“Walking around that community was heart wrenching – to see the loss, to see every home was just a heap of stones and sticks,” he described. “Nestled up in the foothills of the Himalayas, I can imagine what a beautiful place this would have been. I think that beauty now is surrounded by the opportunity that God gives us to serve these people.”
With your help, we’re continuing to reach more families in remote villages. Your gift makes this possible.
Volunteer Richel packages up food for families.
Your gift is reaching moms like Him Kumari (left).