While ANHS does not endorse any of these organizations – we see the vast desire of those who love the Himalayan region to help in this time of crisis. We urge all to donate generously and wisely. While the media is focused on immediate recovery efforts and Kathmandu, we urge those who love the area to be aware that this is both an immediate crisis and one that will require long-term relief efforts. Please inform your friends and the media about the complex needs that will last beyond these first few days.
Aid summary – ratings and services in Nepal
There is a google docs page set up with information about services available in Nepal as well as how to ratings of aid agencies.
There is also a large site on resources for those in the region set up by a friend of the Cornell program, Nepal Quake Aid.
Recommended donation strategy on how to distribute your monies.
Aid agencies seeking donations
(Western Union and Pay Pal have eliminated fees for funds transfer to Nepal – at least until May 31 – this will enable people to donate to smaller organizations that may not have websites or accept credit cards.)
Urban Environment Management Society (skilled engineers with a good track record in Nepal)
Nepal Red Cross Society (they are struggling to stay up – be patient)
A gofund me campaign of a friend of a member – Post-earthquake relief
FYI: Paypal is waving fees for donations to the cause – here is their general link to a variety of agencies receiving funds for the relief.
Collected sites from Amanda Snellinger
Hamro Nepal benefit in New York City, May 16
NepalSeattle Earthquake Fundraiser, May 16
Manakamana Fundraiser, Austin TX, May 17
nepalfundraiser, Evanston, IL, May 28
Mapping- One of the biggest concerns at present (4/28) is that aid is not able to reach people who desperately need it. Many areas are cut off from roads due to landslides. These groups are trying to map where the devastation has occurred and guide rescue services to those trapped.
(Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added)