Catholic Relief Services has committed $10 million to the Nepal emergency response, and is partnering with Caritas Nepal to provide 75,000 people with temporary shelter, water treatment and hygiene kits, and blankets. Given the scale of devastation, CRS will likely expand support to reach more people.
How Can You Help?
Your support helps provide immediate relief. The following costs for relief items are estimates based on similar emergency relief efforts in the region
- $8 provides a water kit for a family. This includes a jerry can, a pail and aqua tabs for water purification.
- $15 provides an emergency shelter kit. This includes tarps and nails to use with local materials to build shelters.
- $22 provides household living supplies. This includes sleeping mats, blankets, utensils, plastics and a cooking pot.
- $28 provides hygiene kits. This includes soap, laundry detergent, a toothbrush, toothpaste and towels.
Prayer for the People of Nepal
Background Information Handout
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