Global Impact Launches Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In response to the devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, Global Impact has established the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to address critical humanitarian needs in the hardest hit regions. This fund supports some of the most respected charities already on-site and providing help.
A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, April 25, killing more than 3,700 people in the worst earthquake there in more than 80 years. The epicenter of the earthquake was just 80 kilometers northwest of the capital, Kathmandu, where buildings, walls and many historic sites like the Dharahara Tower have collapsed. Nearby, Mount Everest experienced a deadly avalanche and landslide. Other impacted areas include Nepal’s second largest city, Pokhara, Northern India, Tibet and Bangladesh.
“Helping people in need during a disaster requires a coordinated and immediate response by charities,” stated Scott Jackson, president and CEO of Global Impact. “We established this fund to support the coordinated response in Nepal and to bring help and hope to those whose lives have been forever impacted by the earthquake.”
Contributions to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund will support the rescue, relief and rebuilding efforts of Global Impact’s respected and carefully vetted alliance of international relief and development charities. Donations will provide people and communities in need with clean drinking water, food supplies, relief kits, necessary medical attention and safe shelter.
Many Global Impact charity partners are on the ground, responding to the disaster, including:
- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières USA
- Heifer International
- International Rescue Committee
- Lutheran World Relief
- Mercy Corps
- Oxfam America
- Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO)
- Save the Children
- UNICEF, The U.S. Fund for
- World Vision
To help, please donate to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund today.
About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact works with approximately 450 public and private workplace giving campaigns to generate funding for an alliance of more than 120 international charities. Through strategic council and implementation support, Global Impact equips private sector and nonprofit organizations to achieve their philanthropic goals. The organization serves as administrator for one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people.