Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief
We can never say it enough: Thank you for using your voices to change lives!
Thank you for helping us spread the word about World Malaria Day! We received an encouraging response to our mosquito net challenge, helping us provide children in sub-Saharan Africa with the protection they need from malaria. We hope that causes you to celebrate! We continue to be amazed by what this compassionate community is accomplishing.
As you probably know, World Help relief efforts are in full swing for survivors of the April 25 Nepal earthquake. Our team is currently on the ground in one of the hardest hit regions, working to distribute clean water, food, tents, and medical supplies.
We are also working alongside our network of partners to formulate a long-term plan for sustainable recovery. Nepal is still reeling from the tragedy . . . and this is just the beginning of their crisis.
The UN estimates that 8 million people were impacted, and the death toll could reach 10,000. Hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal are now homeless, while countless others are suffering severe injuries without proper medical care.
The days ahead will be incredibly trying for Nepal. Natural disasters open the doors to disease, instability, and corruption. But through prayer, early intervention, and holistic recovery strategies, stories of hope can yet emerge from this tragedy.
This month, will you help us raise awareness of this urgent need in Nepal? This can be as simple as keeping your readers updated on this growing crisis. Above all, we must keep momentum going . . . we must fight to keep this humanitarian catastrophe from slipping out of the spotlight.
This month’s resources include captivating images and stories from Nepal. We will also be sharing real-time updates as our team reports from the field near Kathmandu. We pray they help you bring the acute need to life as you advocate.
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This month for our ongoing discussion of what it means to be a Christian humanitarian blogger, we want to focus in on Noel Yeatts’ thoughts on compassion in chapter 5 of her book Awake.
“Compassion is not pity. It is not simply feeling sorry for someone. It is not sadness or an emotion that we feel.
Most dictionaries define compassion as the awareness of need and the wish to alleviate it. I would take it a step further. True compassion—the compassion that Jesus had in the Bible when He was ‘moved with compassion’ (Mark 1:41 NASB)—is more than awareness and a wish. This kind of compassion requires movement, advocacy, and action.”
World Help Bloggers are a reflection of Jesus’ compassion on the world: not only seeing the need, but also taking action. Thank you for practicing true compassion with us.
Campaign links, links to stories, access to campaign media, downloadable banners, a facebook timeline photo, and a photo pack for you to use throughout the month as you blog.
Below are a collection of links to stories, campaign assets, associated blog posts, and media.
- Nepal: Assessing Needs on the Ground
- A Personal Plea for Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
- Disaster Relief for Nepal Earthquake Victims
Photos are a great way to communicate the need. We have collected photos for you to download and use during the month in your blogs and on social media.Download Photo Pack
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Facebook Cover Image
Right click on the image below and “Save Image As” to upload and use as your timeline cover image on Facebook.
Add these banners and button image to your blog this month.
Use the embed code (click inside the box next to each banner/button and use CTRL-C (CMD-C for Mac users) to copy the code. Then paste this code into your website) or download the image pack below.
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