International: Nepal Earthquake Appeal
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early on the morning of Saturday 25 April, devastating the capital region of Kathmandu.
Early reports suggest that more than 3,400 people have died and communities and businesses have been destroyed. This is the worst earthquake to hit the area since 1934, when a reported 10,000 people lost their lives following an 8.2 magnitude quake.
In response to this weekend’s tragedy, General André Cox is calling on Salvation Army territories, commands and regions, as well as individual Salvationists and friends of The Salvation Army, to support the organisation’s #NepalEarthquake appeal by making financial contributions to support the relief effort underway in Nepal.
"On 26 April 2009, the work officially opened in Nepal. The Salvation Army is present, we are known, and we have a responsibility to step up and support the relief and rebuilding efforts, and I am inviting Salvation Army leaders around the world to support this appeal" - General Andre Cox
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The Salvation Army's disaster response efforts are being coordinated by the India Eastern Territory and the territorial commander, Commissioner Lalngaihawmi, is also requesting support from territories around the world.
Damaris Frick, a member of the International Headquarters (IHQ) International Emergency Services team, is en route to Nepal to support local officials and to assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies already on the ground.
Read updates on The Salvation Army's response to the Nepal Earthquake