Mendies Haven Nepal Earthquake Relief

For: Survivors of the Nepal earthquake
Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal
Organizer: Mendies Haven
Mendies Haven Nepal Earthquake Relief (Survivors of the Nepal earthquake)
$62,506
of $100,000 goal.
Raised by 217 donors
62% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

We thank God that our home and family survived the earthquake that hit Nepal on the 25th of April.  However, the same cannot be said of the rest of our community or our country.  As of recent reports, more than 8,600 people have been killed; over 19,000 have been injured; over 800,000 homes have been badly damaged or destroyed; and an estimated 2.5 million people are homeless.  The Mendies Haven family is committed to help to rebuild our community and provide much needed food, water and resources to directly affected by the earthquake.

Your support has already enabled us to distribute supplies, start a soup kitchen, and begin to help several villages.  We are now focusing on helping families build temporary shelters in preparation for the coming monsoon rains.

For over 60 years, Mendies Haven has been a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal and a beacon in the community. Mendies Haven is a registered non-profit organization in Nepal.

The Sangam Fellowship is a US 501(c)3 non-profit organization set up to support Mendies Haven. The Sanskrit word Sangam means confluence, or the coming together. We ask you to join together with us to provide support to those in desperate need for it now.

You can follow updates on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/mendieshaven

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 29, 2015

Posted on May 29, 2015

Requests for help with suitable shelter to prepare for the summer monsoon months (June - August) continues to grow. Depending on where and how they were manufactured, many of the tarps that have been distributed are not likely to withstand the perpetual wind, rain and thunderstorms. These kits, which can cost between $100-150 will provide a more substantial shelter for families during the monsoons, and can later be repurposed into building materials for when people begin to rebuild their homes. Rebar to reinforce concrete foundations, and roof sheets for, well, roof sheets! And, as you can see, they are simple enough for even children to set up!

We can help hundreds of families build these shelters but we need your help.

Please give and spread the word.


Posted on May 12, 2015

Posted on May 12, 2015

Nepal experienced another significant earthquake at approximately 12:50 pm local time on May 12.  Initial reports from the U.S. Geological Survey indicate a magnitude 7.3 earthquake centered in the Dolakha District of Nepal, near the border with Tibet.

Thankfully all are well at Mendies Haven?, where two days after they went down, the tents went back up, bringing back the terror of the early days of the earthquakes.  Still, the children cooked and fed a warm meal to 150 villagers!

Please continue to pray for Nepal.


Posted on May 2, 2015

Posted on May 2, 2015

One week on, and the horror and magnitude of the earthquake that shook Nepal, moving Kathmandu by 10 feet, continues to intensify.  While officials have suggested that there is little to no possibility of finding any more survivors, there are the 'miracle' survivors that continue to be rescued from the rubble.

The confirmed death toll is now over 6,600.  The UN estimates that 8 million people have been affected by the earthquake and over 600,000 homes have been destroyed.

Daniel came back with a grim report from Nuwakot where not a single home is without damage.  The assessment is that half of all of the houses have collapsed.  Of those standing 40% have moderate to severe damage.  Due to the joint family system, this represents a large number of people.  Out of 59 thousand families, 40 thousand in Nuwakot are in need of shelter.

The older children at the Haven spent the day helping clear up the debris of what was once the home of 36 members of a joint family.

With the looming monsoon rains, shelter and food for these families is the need of the hour.

We will continue to do what we can, along with coordinating with established relief organizations to get the needed supplies to these families.

Every Nepali has been impacted.  It will take a long time for the nation to recover.

Please continue to pray for this broken and beautiful country.

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