Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From Israel to Nepal. With love.

From the lowest place on earth, to the highest place on earth. Israel is there for Nepal.

As the impoverished nation of Nepal reels from the effect of the 7.8 earthquake and unrelenting aftershocks, Israeli teams have arrived, and are contributing with search and rescue teams, medical assistance and 95 tons of equipment. A field hospital has been set up in Kathmandu with 60 beds, two operating rooms, an X-ray and ultrasound room, labs for blood tests, two incubators  and eight intensive care beds.  122 doctors and nurses will be on duty between 7 A.M. and 11 P.M. 

Israel has more volunteers in Nepal than the US, China or the UK. 

At the time of the earthquake, there were 650 Israelis in Nepal, with 250 of them in Kathmandu. Many have been sheltering at Chabad House and the Israeli Embassy. Others have already been evacuated.

How can you help?

The Jewish Federations of North America have set up a Nepal Relief Fund
To pay by check, please make checks payable to The Jewish Federations of North America with “Nepal Relief Fund” in the memo field. All checks can be sent to:

The Jewish Federations of North America 
Wall Street Station 
PO Box 157 
New York, NY 10268
You can donate by credit card here

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