Dear Friends and Supporters of The Oda Foundation,
First of all we would like to let you know that we are safe. As many of you know, over the weekend a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the capital region of Nepal. This is a situation long feared by residents of the Kathmandu Valley, and is the worst earthquake that this region has seen in 80 years. At the time of this email, the death toll has reached 3,400 people, and is expected to increase.
The Oda Foundation has funded health projects in rural areas of Nepal since 2013. Our Foundation is located hundreds of miles west of the devastated area of the country, and thankfully, our Foundation and community emerged from this tragedy unscathed. Sadly, the same cannot be said for our friends and partners in Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. Since Saturday we've reached out to a network of local organizations in the affected areas, identifying relief efforts we believe will make a meaningful impact for a country that has lost so much.
If you would like to donate, please consider supporting the International Medical Corpor America Nepal Medical Foundation earthquake relief fund and their efforts led by Dr. Bijay Acharya. I have been emailing with Dr. Acharya, and his team is committed to supporting not just the immediate efforts but also the intermediate and long term effects of this disaster.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims of the earthquake and the people of Nepal. We will provide regular updates on our Facebook Page and Website.
Thank you for your support,