PreCheck Raises Funds for Nepal Earthquake Relief
Inspired by our client Hospital Corporation of America’s up to $1 million pledge to aid three international organizations’ Nepal earthquake relief efforts, we at PreCheck decided to take part in these efforts as well. This week, we organized a Jeans Week to raise funds for the American Red Cross’ aid in Nepal. As a healthcare specific background screening firm with patient care at the heart of our mission, we care about supporting the critical relief efforts that are necessary for Nepal. To expand the impact of our fundraising efforts, PreCheck also made the pledge to match all of our employee donations.
As I celebrate my six-year anniversary with PreCheck, I feel privileged to be part of a company that has proven to be so caring, generous and supportive throughout the years. We truly care about patient care and we want to make a difference in the world.
The Impact of Nepal’s Earthquake
According to a BBC Report, officials say Saturday April 25’s earthquake killed more than 5,500 people, and injured at least 11,000. Unfortunately, this was the worst earthquake to affect Nepal in 80 years. Nepal faces the risk of deadly diseases that could potentially affect thousands and stretch Nepal’s medical infrastructure to the brink, says an April 29 article in Quartz India. With Nepal’s government and other aid agencies still struggling to reach far flung areas hit by the earthquake, it will be a difficult balancing act to ensure that large clusters of survivors in relief camps and elsewhere have access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities.
6 Ways You Can Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts
TIME has compiled a list of 6 ways we can help the Nepal Earthquake Relief. Here’s how you can help the people of Nepal recover from this unfortunate natural disaster.
1. Save the Children
This international charity has been in Nepal since 1976 and is focusing its efforts to distributing clean drinking water and providing hats and blankets for babies.
To donate to their Nepal Earthquake Children’s Relief Fund, click here.
2. American Red Cross
The Red Cross has committed an initial $300,000 of aid as well as 19,000 non-food relief kits, which include clothes, kitchen sets, tarpaulins and mosquito nets.
To donate to their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund click here.
3. Global Giving
Online fund-raising platform Global Giving is running a project to raise $1,000,000 for disaster relief in Nepal. Click here to make a donation.
4. Friends Service Council Nepal
This organization has been rushing money, food and tents to people in need. You can contact them here and Chairperson Surya Bahadur Thapa or a volunteer will explain how to best transfer money to them.
Oxfam has dispatched technical experts from the United Kingdom to Nepal and is preparing to help provide clean water and emergency food. Click here to donate to Oxfam’s relief effort.
An Indian relief agency, Goonj is preparing two trucks of relief material to transfer to Nepal, with more urgent supplies going by air. Click here to learn how to donate to their relief efforts.