Along with so many throughout the world, we at Wilderness Travel are deeply saddened by the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The extensive loss of life and the destruction of so many cultural treasures is heartbreaking.
Many of you have reached out to us for news about WT trek staff, Trip Leaders, and friends you made in Nepal, and have asked how you can help. At this point, it seems that all of our extended WT family (Sherpas, office staff, and Trip Leaders) have made it through the earthquake, and our clients who were in Kathmandu at the time are safely en route home. We are deeply grateful for this, yet the humanitarian crisis is stark, and help is needed.
We encourage all who have been moved by this disaster to support the relief work that is being done in Kathmandu as well as in the affected villages. The following organizations have an established presence in Nepal and the experience and expertise to put funding to the best use. They are already at work in these critical first days. We know that any and all amounts are welcome.
The country of Nepal and her extraordinary people have given so many of us the experiences and memories of a lifetime. We hope you will join us in this effort.
Mercy Corps is working with the Nepal Red Cross Society to help distribute essential household supplies, shelter kits and tarpaulins.
Save the Children
Save the Children has emergency kits, hygiene materials and tarpaulins already in Nepal and ready for distribution. Additional supplies and emergency recovery teams are being flown in.
Oxfam’s team in Nepal is assessing needs and it is sending emergency food, water and sanitation supplies.
100% of donations will be sent to partner hospitals in Nepal.
Friends of Patan Hospital
All money raised by FOPH is used directly to benefit the people in Nepal. There is no expense for staff, office space is donated, and professional services are all pro bono.