Humanity First Responding to Nepal Earthquake
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and areas around it were hit by a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.8. The death toll exceeds 2200 so far and several thousand people are reported injured. Rescue workers are working tirelessly to dig out any survivors buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings.
What Humanity First is doing?
Humanity First International Disaster Response Team of 12 specialists will reach Nepal on April 28, 2015 and a number of Humanity First volunteers from India, which borders Nepal, are also being deployed. As soon as our teams reach the disaster zone they will start providing lifesaving medical and non-medical relief.
How you can help?
We desperately need your help to support our disaster relief mission to Nepal. Your financial donations will help provide immediate relief and save lives! Please support the efforts of Humanity First by contributing to our Disaster Relief Fund ONLINE or mail your checks directly to:
Humanity First USA, 300 E. Lombard Street, Suite 840, Baltimore, MD 21202
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Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Since its inception and IRS registration in 2004, Humanity First has been focused on spending most of the raised funds on direct program related expenses. As a result, more than 90% of its funds are in that expense category. This is achieved through dedicated volunteers in its management, and program operation teams.