Nepal earthquake: ways to help

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal Saturday, aid has been pouring in from all around the world.

Although Birmingham is half a world away, there are still ways to help the victims.

Kent Stewart, the climber from Mountain Brook who was on Mt. Everest during the earthquake, started the Seven Summits Foundation with his wife. It was created to aid those in the regions around where the Stewart’s were climbing. They will now focus on helping those affected around Mt. Everest and in Kathmandu.

Donations to the Seven Summits Foundation can be made by sending money to: Seven Summits Foundation, c/o Stewart and Associates 3595 Grandview Parkway Suite 640 Birmingham, AL 35243

Another organization taking donations is the Global Peach Exchange chapter at Birmingham-Southern College.

The group co-founder, Saurav Bhandary, is originally from Nepal. He woke up Saturday to multiple emails from professors and other students asking about his friends and family.

Bhandary has made contact with his family and they are all ok. Since he can’t return home right now, he is raising money from the BSC and Birmingham community.

To donate to GPE, follow this link to their Facebook page. The group is hoping to have t-shirts for sale to raise more money next week.

All money donated to GPE will be given to Clinic Nepal, which is run by Bhandary’s family and has been helping on the ground in Nepal since the earthquake hit.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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