Save the Children: Nepal Earthquake Children's Relief Fund
Due to the recent news regarding the Nepal Earthquake, BTS US has decided to designate 'Save the Children: Nepal Earthquake Children's Relief Fund' as our Q1 2015 charity. Every quarter, BTS USA makes a donation to a qualified not-for-profit organization from funds set aside annually for this specific purpose.
Save the Children's response to the Nepal earthquakes continues as brave relief workers carry on, grounded in nearly four decades of work in the impoverished country. But every day also brings news of children in desperate need as rescue workers and staff reach battered villages and communities.
Read about Save the Children and their work in Nepal (from Save the Children's website):
Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976 and has extensive programs throughout the country. Nepal boasts eight of the world's 10 highest mountains, including Mount Everest, yet it also has the flat river plain of the Ganges on its southern border with India. Poverty and a decade of violent political instability have taken a toll on the Nepalese people. Most families live in remote rural areas on the plains and others living in scattered settlements in the hills and mountains.
On April 25, 2015 a magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit Nepal, just 50 miles from the capitol, Katmandu. It caused untold devastation, killing over 9,000 people and injuring a further 17,000 - including many children.
Because of the support from partners and donors, Save the Children was well prepared to respond. Our teams were able to reach more than 127,000 people, including 76,000 children, with vital aid.
Read Save the Children's Six Month Progress Report update here.