Bring Hope to the Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Welcome to our Nepal Earthquake fundraising page, where we are banding together to provide an ocean of support to help boys and girls, men and women in Nepal and around the world who are suffering and dying.Inova is proud of its partnership with Project HOPE which has enabled Inova to make a significant impact by supporting health and humanitarian assistance for those in dire need at home and overseas. Inova employees have generously supported Project HOPE's humanitarian activities, including the Philippines typhoon relief and Haiti earthquake relief.
Inova will match all employee gifts up to $50,000.
Project HOPE is actively preparing to send medicines, supplies and volunteers to help victims of the Nepal Earthquake. Together with your help, Project HOPE can ease suffering, cure sickness and even save lives halfway around the world.
Currently, Project HOPE has staff on the ground in India, including a volunteer coordinator, continuing to assess the situation in Nepal, and our expert disaster logistics specialist is in route to the area to coordinate the medicine and supply needs. Project HOPE's history in Nepal includes the delivery of crucial medical care and health education to remote areas of Nepal during the U.S. Air Force humanitarian mission Pacific Angel (PACANGEL) in 2012.
Project HOPE has a long history of responding to disasters, including major earthquakes in Haiti, Japan, Indonesia, China and Armenia.
A violent earthquake measuring 7.8 according to the US Geological Survey, struck Nepal on April 25, just 48 miles northwest of the capital Kathmandu. Over 5,000 people have died according to the BBC and thousands have been injured. This is the strongest earthquake to hit Nepal in almost a century. The quake spawned an avalanche on Mount Everest killing 17 people. After shocks and tremors have continued across the region. The massive quake also claimed 56 lives in India and 17 in Tibet according to news sources. Nepali Information Minister Minendera Rijal said there had been ‘massive damage’ at the epicenter of the quake. The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.