Pray for Nepal

April 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

As many of you may know, the small country of Nepal was hit by a large earthquake two days ago. I've personally never been to Nepal but two of my former clients visited the mountainous nation recently and I so enjoyed learning about it through their photos and posts. Of course, any natural disaster that results in a loss of life is upsetting and sad, but Nepal was especially devastated by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake. Historic buildings and monuments collapsed trapping and killing people in the rubble. Mount Everest is in Nepal and the earthquake caused an avalanche on the world's tallest mountain as well as others in the range killing several guides known as "sherpas" and mountain climbers. 

A photo from my client's recent trip to Nepal.A photo from my client's recent trip to Nepal.

Communications have been heavily interrupted making it difficult to reach people and slowing aid to devastated regions of Nepal. Aftershocks continue to cause damage also hindering aid. For those of us who are thousands of miles away, it feels we can only sit and watch the horrors unfold on the internet as hundreds and hundreds of photos appear. As amazing and wonderful as photojournalism is, it also aids in my feeling of helplessness. It makes me, and many others, want to do something, anything short of quitting my job and hopping on a plane to help. Luckily, I found this news article that features seven aid agencies that have been vetted so any donations will be used properly. Like many of you, I have bills and plans and rent, but if we all gave a small amount, just $5 or $10, we could make an impact. 

My former clients said when they visited Nepal, the locals kept saying it stood for "Never Ending Peace and Love." Let us show Nepal that we support them in this dark time. 

How to help Nepal: 7 vetted charities doing relief work following the earthquake

Nepal: Never Ending Peace and LoveNepal: Never Ending Peace and Love

 


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