A message we received from a friend
You are living abroad and when natural disaster such as earthquake hits your home, how do you feel? Helpless. That’s right! Helpless, more like you’re hands are tight and unable to help the affected people.
It was a Saturday morning here in US when I first heard the news. Then, I started calling my family members back home – got hold of few of them and came to know they are safe. But still, I was searching online to find more information.
Facebook has played a vital role in Nepal earthquake and I was searching through relief effort pages as what was done to help those victims.
Luckily, I found a link shared by Medha Sharma to volunteer digitally, so I sent her an email. By the day, I received an email and was added to the group called “Standby Task Force”.
At first, I was overwhelmed with the data and the conversations, but later I figured how it worked. Also, because of this group, I was able to help the people in need including my family members who took shelter in Bhaktapur by sharing information related to food, water and shelter.
Last but not the least, I would like to thank Standby Task force from the bottom of my heart. It is because of you and your vision that we are here to help. We have this opportunity to stay in touch with the wonderful volunteers and rescue team members on ground who work tirelessly to help the people in need.