The devastation and loss in the Nepal earthquake seems to know no bounds. With the death toll at a staggering 4,000 and rising with many areas still out of contact, our hearts go out to those who are suffering. The best way to help is to donate much-needed funds to assist with relief efforts. You want to know that your money is going where it is needed, so here are some vetted charities where you can donate to the Nepalese disaster relief efforts.
Thank you for each and every cent which goes to help those in desperate need.
Canadians: The federal government will match (dollar for dollar) all funds donated to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund until May 25
Australians, Intrepid will be matching donations made to it’s Nepal relief fund.
If you know of other governments or companies who are willing to match donations, please let us know in the comments section or contact us directly.
Save the Children have been in Nepal since 1976 and they already have the infrastructure and personnel in place. The money will go to emergency relief efforts and clean drinking water.
The Red Cross is already mobilized but will need additional resources for emergency medical supplies.
Friends Service Council Nepal is a Nepalese NGO that has about 50 volunteers. If you want to donate directly to a local charity, it may be a little more tricky, but contact them here for details on how to transfer money.
Oxfam is focusing on emergency water and food for displaced survivors. Please consider donating to their Nepal Disaster Relief Fund to help those who are without the essentials.
I believe that the above link for Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund goes to an American site (which may be fine). I checked the Government of Canada website and they will match donations that Canadians make to an approved charity such as Unicef or Red Cross. The matching funds will be contributed to the government’s own Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund (same name so very confusing). You can’t contribute directly to this fund. This is what I found after doing some digging. Hope it’s helpful.)