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Asian Aid responds to Nepal earthquake
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake near Kathmandu rocked Nepal on Saturday, 25 April, leaving more than 7000 people dead*, toppling homes, temples and historic buildings, and resulting in numerous landslides and avalanches. Nepali authorities report that 30 out of 75 districts in Nepal were significantly affected by the earthquake with people in the north of India and Bangladesh also reporting to have felt the tremor. Given that the rescue effort is still in its early stages, it seems probable the number of casualties will rise. “Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal who have lost so much over the past 24 hours. The reports from our partners in Nepal and from the media are devastating,” says Richard Greenwell, Asian Aid Australia CEO. He reports that none of the Asian Aid-supported schools, children's homes, radio stations, health outposts or offices have been destroyed. However, much assistance is needed in the country. We know we can count on your prayers for the people of Nepal, and on your support of the Nepal Earthquake Response. You can donate** online at asianaid.org.au, by calling us on (02) 6586 4250 with your credit card, and/or by cheque made payable to the Asian Aid Organisation and marked "Nepal Earthquake Response."
*Information current as of Tuesday, 5 May.
** Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
ADRA responds to earthquake in Nepal
ADRA is also working to respond to the earthquake that devastated Nepal. To find out more about their work, please visit https://support.adra.org.au/nepal-earthquake. You can donate to the relief effort at www.adra.org.au.
eGiving app for IOS devices
Giving your tithes and offerings has become even more easier! The eGiving app is available in the Apple app store and can be downloaded to IOS devices by following this link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/egiving/id947084733?ls=1&mt=8. Please use it and share with others in your families and churches! To find out more, watch the video below:
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2016 Camp dates
The dates for camps next year are as follows:
Big Camp: 15 to 23 April, 2016
Grey Nomads Camp: 13 to 21 May, 2016
Applications for both camps will be available in December this year.
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