HELP US TO BRING RELIEF TO THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL – NOW.
Your tax deductible contribution will be applied 100% to purchasing urgently needed supplies for the people of Nepal. We are an all-volunteer organization. No portion of your donation will be diverted to salaries or administrative expenses.
We are specifically targeting these areas of urgent need:
• CLEAN DRINKING WATER
Using the latest technology in portable water sterilizing equipment, we are setting up teams of trained volunteers to provide drinking water at neighborhood “clean water” stations throughout the Kathmandu Valley – and beyond. Our program’s current capacity is to treat well over 200,000 gallons of water. Safe, potable water is the single most important factor in public health. It can help prevent contagious disease epidemics before they begin.
Our teams are skilled and highly motivated Nepalese who know their country as no one else can. We’re encouraging them to bring this service to devastated communities in rural areas that the larger NGO and international relief agencies have not yet reached.
• FIRST AID
We have stockpiled and shipped large quantities of basic first aid supplies: bandages, antiseptics, pain and anti-inflammatory drugs, wound dressings, etc. We have a number of Nepalese Doctors and Nurses working with us and training volunteers.
• SEARCH, PERSONAL PROPERTY RECOVERY, REBUILDING
We are providing work crews with the tools they need to confront the enormity of this crisis: thousands of pairs of work gloves, protective eye wear and dust masks.
A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday April 25. This was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks that were felt hundreds of miles away. The current death toll estimate exceeds 10,000 with over 18,000 more badly injured. These numbers will likely go far higher, due to currently poor communications with the outlying villages.
The earthquake and aftershocks have destroyed over 600,000 homes and left tens of thousands more structurally unsafe. With the heavy monsoon rain season approaching, nearly 8 million Nepalese – nearly a third of the country’s entire population – may be without adequate shelter. Up to 1.7 million Nepalese children are without adequate shelter, food, or safe drinking water.
YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL SAVE LIVES.
Every donation, every dollar will make a huge difference in Nepal and go directly to aid the suffering people there.
Let’s pull together and help Nepal through this tragic event.
The Bo M. Karlsson Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All funds raised will go directly to support earthquake victims in the next couple days.