Transferring Disaster to Hope
When the massive 8.0 rector earthquake hit Nepal, my family and friends were directly impacted. Fortunately, my family survived but boyfriend's parent's house collapsed and his mom barely made out of the collapsing house. Me and my boyfriend were here in the States and felt helpless, when we heard our brothers and sisters trembling voices. Hundreds of aftershocks for months had made them nauseated and mentally stressed. We would hear the stories of collapsing buildings and people being killed and dead bodies lying.
We decided to do something and we collected money through our friends here in United states. With the help of volunteers in Nepal and the fund that we were able to raise, we provided the basic needs such as blankets, tents, rice, beans, toothpaste, towels, baby food and so on for more than 500 adults and children. With the encouragement of our friends at work and local community center and with the help of our very close friend, we opened a Non-Profit organization called 'Care For Nepal' dedicated to educating the local regarding the natural disasters that occurs in Nepal every year. The vision of Care For Nepal is to build a disaster community shelter empowering the community to help each other make this community strong and better.
I would say, I gave to Care For Nepal by dedicating to give continuously. The reason I give is because Nepal is my home and if I am getting an opportunity to do something to impact a life of even one person, it is the greatest achievement.
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