Urban Impact is pleased to announce that funds raised form our May Shred Days will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross to provide assistance to Nepal, following the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25.
“This earthquake struck in a highly populated area, resulting in a significant humanitarian impact”, says Hossam Elsharkawi, Director of International Emergencies and Recovery for the Canadian Red Cross. “Shelter, water and health are urgent priorities and we continue to work with local authorities to make sure that people get the help they need.”
Red Cross teams in Nepal began providing assistance immediately following the earthquake.
Volunteers and staff of Nepal Red Cross Society are working on the ground assisting in search and rescue efforts and administering first aid to the injured. The Red Cross in Nepal has extensive experience in responding to natural disasters and plays a lead role in the government’s contingency plans for such disasters. The Red Cross blood bank in Kathmandu is also providing blood supplies to the main medical facilities in the capital.
Canadians are encouraged to support people impacted by this disaster by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross Nepal Region Earthquake Fund at www.redcross.ca, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by contacting their local Canadian Red Cross office.