MEPO Plans a Return to Nepal to Offer Earthquake Relief Aid (May 2, 2015)

[This email was sent out to MEPO friends on April 30, 2015.]

It is in the face of sudden natural disasters such as the one that has happened in Nepal that we need each other the most, and our altruism is a gesture that shows that we are of the same human fiber and emotion.

The current and future needs in Nepal cannot be immediately measured, but the list will add up in the weeks, months and years to come.

In the wake of MEPO’s previous work in Nepal (1998-2002) and repeated visits in following years, and knowing the terrain, culture, language and local people, MEPO has decided to launch another effort this June-July to conduct health camps in rural areas and provide cash, food, and other support for the most hard-hit families. The decision to go to Nepal in June-July instead of immediately is because we must avoid being in the way of the emergency rescue and emergency workers currently on the ground there.  In addition, in coming months many survivors will be struggling to cope with life while the world slowly forgets. In the weeks to come, health problems will increase. The appearances of ailments such as stress-related gastritis/ulcer, diarrheal problems due to contaminated water and food (especially among children), wound infections, and insomnia and anxiety disorders among other health issues will be of great concern.

So we invite you to join us in this effort and send your cash donations to MEPO, earmarked for Nepal Relief.. Please note that we will purchase medications and supplies in India and Nepal, and so we do not need donations of supplies.

With every positive step and hope we can always turn the tide of our despair into another meaningful opportunity in life.

Mostafa and Allison

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”   —Martin Luther King

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others … Actions express priorities.”  —Mahatma Gandhi