You can help the people of Nepal

What’s happening?

Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 8,000 people in Nepal, another powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit. The situation in Nepal is now critical. The UN estimates that 8 million people across the country are affected by the disaster – more than a quarter of the population. Over 750,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged. Tens of thousands of people are already displaced, with their homes flattened or damaged to such an extent that it is not safe for them to return.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam is one of the leading non-government organisations responding to the Nepal Earthquake. They are working in seven districts in Nepal, delivering aid and supporting:

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): by delivering clean water, water trucks, water tanks, water pumps, pipes, wells, hygiene kits and toilets
  • Emergency Shelter
  • People to make a living: by providing cash vouchers, paying local people to work for us, and helping families rebuild their livelihoods.

What can we do?

Oxfam are stepping up their relief efforts and is aiming to reach 400,000 people with emergency relief. With our help, Oxfam can continue to work in Nepal to get relief to those who most need it.

“The people of Nepal were already incredibly vulnerable before the latest earthquake hit. The situation is critical. Please make a donation to help get emergency relief to those most affected.”

– Oxfam

Supporting Oxfam

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

You can help the people affected by the earthquakes in Nepal. Your donation makes a difference. $49 would pay for an emergency hygiene kit with items such as soap, blankets, underwear and basic toiletries, or $99 can provide 11 families with life-saving water kits that contain jerry cans and water disinfection material. Or you can donate an amount of your choosing.

Join with Oxfam and help make a difference;

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/earthquake-devastates-nepal/

 

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