Tag: Earthquake

You can help Elevate the people of Nepal! You can help Elevate the people of Nepal!

5 Ways You Can Help Elevate Nepal

We’re so grateful for the amazing response of our friends around the world to bring hope to the people of Nepal. Here are 5 simple ways you can help elevate Nepal.

1. Stay Informed

Nepal is nestled between China and India, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Mountains. Being isolated from the rest of the world, it is often overlooked and forgotten.

What many people don’t know is that Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia. An earthquake of this magnitude crumbled their delicate infrastructure and will hinder cultural advancement. Stay informed on our response here.

2. Share Their Story

Many have begun to show their support for Nepal survivors by posting their own creative content to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We’ve put together a graphic to help you get you in on spreading hope using #ElevateNepal.

Click on the image below and save it to your phone. Then ask a friend to snap a picture of you showing your support.

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Elevate Nepal Phone

You can say something like:

“The people of Nepal have lost so much in this earthquake but together we can #ElevateNepal! Get involved with @ConvoyofHope and check out fundraise.convoyofhope.org/elevatenepal”

Or if you’re a tweeter:

“Join me in helping survivors of the Nepal earthquake. Partner w/ @ConvoyofHope fundraise.convoyofhope.org/elevatenepal #ElevateNepal”

3. Donate to Convoy of Hope

Everyone can play a part in elevating Nepal. Donate what’s possible and remember even a $10 goes a long ways.

4. Pray for the Nepalese

Pray for protection and encouragement into the lives of the Nepalese and those responding to this crisis. Never underestimate the power of prayer.

5. Join Together with Friends

The elevation begins with you! Take it upon yourself to make a lasting impact on the people of Nepal.

Sign up to fundraise. Invite friends, family, and coworkers to get in on the action with personal messages. Share the graphics and the resilience of the Nepalese people. Together Nepal will rise again!

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Disaster Services / In the News
Convoy of Hope staff and volunteers prepare food and relief supplies for distribution in Nicaragua. Convoy of Hope staff and volunteers prepare food and relief supplies for distribution in Nicaragua.

Assisting Nicaragua earthquake survivors

After a series of earthquakes shook Nicaragua this week, our Disaster Services team is mobilizing support in the country through our established feeding program centers to assist survivors.

In Mateare, one of the regions most affected by the initial earthquake, in country staff are coordinating with the Nicaraguan government by distributing 1,000 bags of groceries to 1,000 families. The government is facilitating the delivery of the bags.

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“Our Children’s Feeding Initiative is already active in Mateare where we are feeding more than 1,800 children, so we were in a good position to get food to earthquake survivors quickly,” says Chris Dudley, disaster services response director.

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Teams will also deliver 220 bags of food for 220 families in the communities of Canaán and Cristiana Socialista Solidaria, where we have two Program Centers, serving 449 children.

“Next week we will be delivering 100 kits with kitchen supplies to 100 families who lost all of their household items, 100 barrels to store clean water, and 300 basic school kits to affected families so their children can go back to school,” says Andrea Frey Metzger, Latin America field operations director.

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Disaster Services / News / Program Updates
Residents walk through rubble in the Maribojoc township, Bohol province in the Philippines where a A 7.2-magnitude quake hit Bohol and Cebu provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) Residents walk through rubble in the Maribojoc township, Bohol province in the Philippines where a A 7.2-magnitude quake hit Bohol and Cebu provinces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Convoy of Hope responds to Philippines earthquake

Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team is coordinating with staff in the Philippines to provide relief to survivors of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the central part of the country, leveling buildings and killing more than 180 people.

“We’re shipping more than 43,000 meals from the island of Cebu to the hard hit province of Bohol,” says Karen Benson, global disaster response director. “We’re fortunate to already have resources in place because of our Children’s Feeding Initiative in the Philippines so we can move supplies quickly and efficiently to help those in need.”

The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports that 8,600 homes have been destroyed in Quezon City. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team and in-country staff will continue to monitor the situation closely and coordinate additional response efforts as needed.

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Surviving a Tsunami

Now a little more than two years after Japan’s 9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami, I’m traveling the island nation’s northern coastline. Each place I travel unveils two similar roads. The massive scope of the disaster and the incredible heart of the survivors. Of all the disaster areas I have been to personally, this is the most vast and severe. According to estimates by the World Bank, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami is the most costly disaster in world history.

The last few days I’ve kneeled and stood reliving two stories with survivors … unimaginable destruction and resilient hope. Here are a few run-ins with survivors who have been helped by the Amazing Grace Relief Center that Convoy of hope has helped to build and supply.

 

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