Dianne K. Keli.H
Reeney O. Caralee B.
Jennifer and Christine M.
These are just some of the amazing people who have contributed to the Nana’s House relief efforts here in Nepal
(I will continue to tag people more with each post recognizing how terrific they are!l
With all of the goose bump inducing support that has been coming in as of late, I am overwhelmed by the generosity.
I would like to share with you our plan for how we will using your donations.
We have chosen the Gorkha region to provide support to. Reports claim that 80% of this massive village has been fully destroyed. Homes gone, and people forced to live under tents with dwindling food and water. We have been in contact with a government official from the area who has filled us in with the needs of the community. With the help of this man, and also our guide Madhav Nirdosh, we, including Christian Blixrud, will be filling up hiking size bags full of supplies and making the trek up to this village. It is a 4 hour bus ride to the starting point of the hike, and then a 10 hour hike to the top. This area was the Centerpoint of the earthquake, which means that most of the roads have been rendered useless by landslides and helicopters have been unable to land at the top. With the help of as many people as we can find, Thursday morning we will make this trek. We have no idea what kind of support we will find, if any. Best case scenario is that we meet up with the Red Cross or the local army and we are able to hand over our supplies to them and they can take it the final leg of the journey. Again, we don’t know what we will find there.
From our talks with the local government official informant, they are in need of:
Water purification tablets
Dried fruit and nuts
Reusable Cups and Dishes (Easy clean)
We hope to bring as much as we can on Thursday
Tomorrow morning we will start to purchase all of our gear and supplies, and the next day hopefully be on our way
Learn more about the villages affected in Nepal