CBM is partnering with BMS World Mission and Transform Aid/BWAid Australia to provide relief and assistance in Nepal, following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in an area between Kathmandu and Pokhara early on April 25. Thus far, over 3,500 deaths and 6,500 injuries have been reported, though the total number of casualties is expected to be far greater.
The Nepal government has declared a state of emergency in affected areas. Massive damage has occurred at the epicentre. The full extent of damage is still being assessed.
BMS has 19 mission personnel on the ground working with our in-country partners in to provide assistance during this crisis.
Click here to make a donation to the Nepal earthquake relief effort. Your donations will automatically be designated to help people in need during this crisis.
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For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the Nepal earthquake, the government will set aside one dollar for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. The government will use the money set aside for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to provide financing to international and Canadian humanitarian and development organizations responding to the disaster, through established Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) channels and procedures.
To be counted toward the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, donations must be made by individual Canadians, may not exceed $100,000 per individual and must be:
- monetary in nature;
- made to a registered Canadian charity that is receiving donations in response to the Nepal earthquake (please note, donations cannot be made directly to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund or to DFATD);
- specifically earmarked for response to the Nepal earthquake;
- made between April 25 and May 25, 2015.
- Cannot come from existing church budgets. The donations must be ‘new money’ (love offering etc) to qualify for the match.
1) CBM is collecting donations of behalf of Canadian Baptists and will be contacting DFATD with total donations for the government match. Churches remitting funds to CBM should not be contacting DFATD.
2) Matching funds from DFATD do not come to CBM (or other organizations). These are funds set aside in addition to the $5mil already promised for relief efforts. The matching funds will be used by DFATD to respond as it sees fit using government resources.