CHURCH RESPONDING TO NEEDS IN NEPAL

On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook central Nepal, destroying entire communities, killing more than 8,000 people, displacing more than 500,000 people, and leaving millions in need of hope and security. Weeks later, on May 12, a 7.3-magnitude quake also struck eastern Nepal, near Mt. Everest. Now, Nepal no longer shows up as a news headline. But the Church of the Nazarene continues to respond.

In the weeks following the earthquakes, the church in Nepal distributed more than 25 tons of relief aid. Food, water filters, tents, and tarps were delivered to communities in need where people were without the most basic needs. Now, the church is walking alongside families and communities as they transition from relief to recovery.

The most immediate priority is to help vulnerable families rebuild their homes. Next, the church will work to expand its already successful child-focused community development model, which combines child development centers for children and opportunities for families to interrupt the cycle of poverty through activities such as self-help groups, small business development, backyard gardens, and life skills training. Together, these will help address the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of children and their families.

Your donations will provide for long-term recovery efforts in the months to come.

The Church of the Nazarene has a strong presence in Nepal. There are more than 300 Nazarene churches and church plants, with more than 8,000 members in Nepal. The church has strong community development programs, and the response effort is taking place through local churches that are already connected to their communities, as well as new communities where the church has plans for long-term development programs. NCM supports 13 church-led child development centers serving 1,275 children, and there are ongoing food-security, nutrition, and economic development projects. The church in Nepal has worked to provide for the immediate needs of families affected by the earthquakes and will still be there to walk alongside children, families, and communities on the difficult road to recovery long after all the emergency relief efforts have ended.


 
 
 
 

YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED

How You Can Help

Pray

Please pray for those facing the devastation left by the hurricane, which will take many months to repair. Pray for those who have lost loved ones and the hundreds of people without homes. Pray for the recovery of the places that have been hit hard and the swift delivery of the supplies and care they need. Pray for those who are most vulnerable, especially senior adults, individuals with disabilities, and people living in poverty. Pray for church leaders and churches responding to the needs around them. To send a prayer or note of encouragement, go to ncm.org/pray.

Give

To support Nazarene disaster response efforts, you can give to the Nepal Earthquake Fund. Donations will be used to meet immediate needs, such a water, food, and shelter, as well as long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.

To send donations by mail:

In the USA, make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to:

Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

Be sure to put ACM1549 in the Memo area.

 

In Canada, make checks payable to "Church of the Nazarene Canada" and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada
20 Regan Road, Unit 9
Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3

Be sure to put ACM1549 in the Memo area.

 

For those residing outside of the USA and Canada, you may donate via credit card or you can give through your local church/district, designating your gift to the NCM Nepal Earthquake Relief.

 

If you are in Germany, send your donation to Helping Hands Germany:

Helping Hands e.V. - Gelnhausen, Germany
IBAN DE56 5075 0094 0000 022394
SWIFT-BIC HELADEF1GEL



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