The global Red Cross network, led by the Nepal Red Cross and supported by the American Red Cross, continues to provide emergency humanitarian assistance following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Some eight million people, nearly a third of the population of Nepal, have been affected by the quake and 2.8 million people have been displaced.
To date, the American Red Cross has committed $5 million to the response, while also providing relief supplies to support efforts and deploying disaster specialists. The American Red Cross is working closely with the Nepal Red Cross and the global Red Cross to coordinate additional support.
In New Jersey, many turned to the American Red Cross to help support relief efforts for the people of Nepal.
Generous supporters include Nandansons Charitable Foundation, a private foundation and charitable trust founded in 2010 by Ajay and Nutan Gupta in support of humanitarian causes and social responsibility. The foundation donated $50,000 to support Red Cross relief efforts in Nepal.
Another generous donation came from the United Moms Charity Association, who donated $15,000 to help with Red Cross relief efforts following the earthquake.
Shikha Rastogi and friends organized a walk-a-thon at Mercer County Park in West Windsor on Monday, May 25 that raised nearly $3,500 to support Red Cross relief efforts in Nepal.
Corporations in our region have also donated generously to the American Red Cross. Employees with the following companies are also making a difference with donations through Workplace Giving Programs:
Nandansons International, Inc.
The Linde Group
The Red Cross is extremely grateful to these and all of the donors who have turned their compassion into action with support to ongoing relief efforts. For updates about Red Cross response in Nepal, please visit redcross.org.
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