Facebook Launches a campaign to help raise funds for Nepal
Today, Facebook launched a special campaign to help raise funds for people affected by the Nepal earthquake. This is a donation campaign by Facebook which will match every donation up to $2 million to contribute to local relief organizations. According to Facebook, 100% of donation will go to International Medical Corps and their work in response to the Nepal earthquake.
Together we can help urgent care reach the people who need it. Thinking of all of you who are there and all of you who have relatives and friends in the affected areas.
– Mark Zuckerburg
Facebook already helped many families and acquaintances breathe a sigh of relief by its Safety Check feature, which was rolled out last year. It asks users in an area affected by disaster or tragedy if they are safe. Contacts can also find friends in the area, and in turn get notified about their status.
The new donation option will help people to recover from the natural tragedy. Your donation will go to International Medical Corps’ emergency response teams which are operating mobile medical units to deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to the regions hardest-hit by the earthquake. They’re distributing hygiene kits, water purification tablets and other supplies to keep families healthy.
Nepal Emergency Numbers
Police / Ambulance
|Police Emergency Number||4228435/4226853|
|Metropolitan Police Range (Kathmandu)||4261945/4261790|
|Metropolitan Police Range (Lalitpur)||5521207|
|Metropolitan Police Range (Bhaktapur)||6614821|
|Paropakar Ambulance Service||4260859|
|Lalitpur Redcross Ambulance Service||5545666|
|Bishal Bazar Ambulance Service||4244121|
|Redcross Ambulance Service||4228094|
|Agrawal Sewa Centre||4424875|
|Aasara Drug Rehabilitation Center||01-4384881|