Following on from the recent fundraising raffle, a total of €500 was raised to support Nepal and I would like to thank everyone once again for supporting this event.
The lucky winner of the raffle was Josephine Mooney
Thought you might like to see the GOAL Response and an outline about what is currently happening in Nepal:
“Thank you so much for your generous donation of €500, raised by painting and raffling a picture of one of the Nepalese temples that survived the earthquake. We really appreciate your support for our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Appeal.
GOAL’s Emergency Response Team arrived in the capital, Kathmandu, within 48 hours of the earthquake. Right now, our team is getting essential provisions such as tents, hygiene kits and jerry cans to those who need them. We are reaching families in remote upland communities outside Kathmandu. However, others still desperately require assistance and we are working night and day with local partners to ensure every family receives the support they need.
Our established operation in bordering India is enabling us to facilitate the buying and distribution of vital supplies. Your support is helping to make this happen.
Tragically, some news reports have estimated that the final death toll will exceed 10,000. Thousands of people have lost their homes and many more are sleeping in the open because of fear of aftershocks.
There is a severe shortage of food and water. Hospitals are overwhelmed and there is concern that waterborne and infectious diseases could become a threat. GOAL has handed over medical tents to the Nepalese health department to support the establishment of outpatient departments close to district hospitals destroyed by the quake”.
It is so hard to believe that just a few months ago, we visited Nepal – eyes wide with excitement and wonder:
being in such close proximity to the magnificence of the Himalayan mountain range – you could almost reach out and touch them!
visiting nearly all of their many World Heritage Sites, each one more alluring than the other
most of all, remembering the people – gentle, humble, caring people who always greeted you with a smile and left a lingering impression, a warmth!