NEPAL QUAKE RELIEF
Team Effect was in New Delhi, India when the quake hit. Having worked in Nepal for 6 years they were on the first flight to Kathmandu within 24 hours of the Quake to find lost friends. One actually died, Dan Fredinburger who was climbing Everest on behalf of our film Stolen Innocence. What they witnessed when they arrived was shocking. Effect quickly responded teaming up with local entrepreneurs in Kathmandu who are all volunteering and formulating aid for those most affected.
Right after the quake we mobilized 125 volunteers, 75 motorbikes and 8 vehicles importing and exporting supplies. We purchased 500 kg of food and 4,147 pieces of medical supplies and 1500 tents every day! We doubled that the following days. HQ inventoried all supplies and delivered it the same day. We had two film crews documenting everything and 6 Engineer’s building software. We built NepalRises.com in 8 hours and a bot scanning Twitter @nepalrises to understand who needs help and act immediately. We are coordinating with a lot of local aid groups to triple our efforts.
As the monsoon soon arrives it is key to provide strong shelters, clean water and sanitation projects. We’ve partnered with Portal Shelters to provide temporary class rooms for destroyed schools. Each classroom only costs $100 dollars and it’s locally made and can be set up in 30 minutes. We’ve also partnered with Smart Paani (water) to provide clean water. We are providing families with gravity feed water filtration systems that last 6 months and only cost $40. Additionally we are prototyping a new sanitation toilet we hope to scale production soon.
For many we are the FIRST aid they’ve received and now for many we are the first to provide sustainable school class rooms and clean water. If you want to make a difference and donate we are getting aid to those most effected immediately.
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If you’re in Kathmandu we need volunteers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org