On Saturday, April 25th, a powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing more than 5,500 people in the worst earthquake there in more than 80 years. The epicenter of the earthquake was just 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu, where buildings, homes and many historic sites have collapsed. Nearby, more than 80 climbers on Mount Everest were killed during a deadly avalanche and landslide. Other impacted areas include Nepal’s second largest city, Pokhara, Northern India, Tibet and Bangladesh.
There are some 6.2 million people who live within 60 miles of the epicenter. Rescue workers are reporting difficulty reaching the mountain villages that were leveled by the quake. Simultaneously, there has been widespread destruction in urban cities where existing sanitation conditions are poor. As monsoon season approaches, many children and families will be exposed to the elements and at high risk of diseases.
Bentley Responds Campaign organizations Handicap International, MercyCorps, and Oxfam are on the ground aiding recovery efforts, addressing the immediate needs for shelter, food, clean water and medical assistance. The Global Impact Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund benefits those charities that are actively assisting in the relief efforts.
The relief efforts are:
• Providing clean water, toilets, and shelter
• Procuring and distributing non-food items such as shelter kits and tarps
• Triaging patients and distributing medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and splints
• Providing victims with psychological support and ensuring they have access to food
Your donation to this campaign will be used to deliver lifesaving relief to survivors and provide the resources needed to help rebuild Nepal.
Bentley foundation will make a matching contribution equal to the total of all the receipts supporting Nepal earthquake recovery efforts.
Thank you for your compassion and generosity.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Rieg, Corporate Foundation Officer, Bentley Systems, Inc.