How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake

WQAD.com

By Christopher Dawson

(CNN) — A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, killing more than 1,400 people. As the rescue and recovery efforts get underway, many charities and NGOs are sending teams, essential aid and medical assistance. Here are some of the organizations that you can assist.

The Nepal Red Cross Society is the epicenter of the relief efforts and is a direct way to help the people of Nepal. Here is its online donation link; please note that their website connectivity is on and off, so you might not be able to get through.

AmeriCares has sent its response team to the impact zone and relief workers are preparing shipments of medical aid and relief supplies for survivors. You can help by donating online to their disaster relief fund.

CAREis on the ground and preparing to provide temporary shelter, ready-to-eat meals and water purification…

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