GWT Earthquake Response Fund

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Charity Name: GWT Earthquake Response Fund

Help Giveacar raise £20,000 to aid The Gurkha Welfare Trust with their Earthquake Response Appeal!
We have now raised over 40% of our target
£8,725 raised so far!
Donate your car to the Earthquake Response Fund and receive regular progress updates via Facebook and Twitter. To donate, simply complete the donation form found to the right, or call us on 0207 736 4242 and mention the ‘Earthquake Response Fund’

At around 1200 NST, Sunday 25th April 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal, with its epicentre in the Gorkha district. It has left swathes of destruction throughout the Kathmandu Valley and surrounding areas, destroying several ancient sites and causing thousands of casualties.

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Gurkha veteran Sankhabahadur and his wife Bilmaya, among the rubble of their ruined village
On the 12th of May another earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, hit an area east of Kathmandu. Aid is needed more than ever and every donation will make a huge difference. Thousands were killed and millions of people across Nepal were left homeless, including more than 1,100 Gurkha veterans and widows.

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Barpak village in Gorkha was almost entirely destroyed by the earthquakes
The Gurkha Welfare Trust Response

With support from the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, the Trust reacted quickly to help earthquake victims in remote areas. Its aid included:

  • Providing medical care
  • Distributing emergency supplies
  • Constructing temporary shelters

Using their local knowledge and network, they worked with the wider relief effort to ensure aid was sent to where it was needed.

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Gurkha veteran Rifleman Dharamsing Tamang and wife Doma next to the home being rebuilt by GWT
Where are we now?

Following the monsoon rains, Nepal found itself in the grip of a crippling trade blockade. Despite this, the Trust is pushing ahead with its earthquake response, which includes:

  • Rebuilding veterans’ homes
  • Providing enhanced medical care in remote areas
  • Supporting devastated communities with schools and water projects

The Trust estimates that £22 million will be needed over the coming years in order to provide the support needed to rebuild the lives of Gurkha veterans, their families and communities.

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Gurkha soldiers working on a GWT school project in Sindhuli
Visit The Gurkha Welfare Trust website for more information on the Earthquake Appeal, or call the Giveacar Team on 0207 736 4242

 

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