How to Help Earthquake Victims in Nepal
It’s as easy as picking up your phone
As you undoubtedly know by now, the effects of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal were absolutely devastating: more than 6,000 dead, more than 9,000 injured and countless homes and buildings destroyed beyond repair.
Here, a few charities to which you can donate right now--all via text.
To save kids’ lives
Text “NEPAL” to 864233 to make a contribution to UNICEF. Ninety percent of the money you give will go directly to children and their families.
To provide food to those who need it
Text “AID” to 2722 to donate to the World Food Program. Ninety percent of funds collected go to providing food and basic living materials to earthquake victims.
To target the worst-affected areas
Text “NEPAL” to 777444 to make a $10 donation to World Vision, a nonprofit with a goal of reaching victims in remote, rural areas of Nepal.
To fund longer-term recovery efforts
Text “GIVE NEPAL” to 80088 to make a donation to Global Giving. Once initial relief work is complete, this money will go toward supporting long-term recovery efforts made by vetted local organizations.