Friday, May 1, 2015

Helping Nepal

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. Buddha

Early on April 25 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal's densely populated capital, Kathmandu. The quake and subsequent aftershocks have caused widespread devastation and loss of life, affecting communities in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. The disaster is the worst to hit Nepal since 1934. 
If you want to help, the best way is by donating to disaster relief organizations. Check out Red Cross Youth's fundraising guides for ideas of how to raise money. 
Youth Service America (YSA) recommends donating it to We Care Act (an organization founded by one of our Global Youth Council members and her sister, our 2010 Harris Wofford Award winner), Save the Children (a YSA partner), or another organization on one of these lists.