In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the ‘Nepal Jewish Relief Fund,’ an international effort to raise funds and provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the disaster, including hundreds of Israeli backpackers, has been launched.
Chabad is one of the only local Jewish organizations in Nepal and in recent days hundreds have taken refuge at its center in Kathmandu, where its directors, Rabbi Chezki and Chani Lifshitz and a team of volunteers have been working around the clock to help locate the missing. With supplies rapidly dwindling, thousands of stranded individuals are now relying on them to provide shelter, daily meals and medical care.
Donations are tax-deductible and all funds will go directly to provide humanitarian relief in Nepal.
Below are some articles about Chabad’s continuous efforts over the past few days, as well as a link to the ‘Nepal Jewish Relief Fund‘:
- Chabad Center in Nepal a Crisis Hub After Massive Earthquake – http://www.chabad.org/2928621
- Supplies Rapidly Dwindling; Nepal Chabad Provides Shelter, Food and Hope to Backpackers –http://www.chabad.org/2928934
- Nepal Jewish Relief Fund – http://www.chabad.org/nepal