Karla Parnagian

Karla & Brian are Volunteering with All Hands in Nepal
  • My Goal:
  • $1,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $1,101
  • # of Donations:
  • 14
$1101 of $1000 goal
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Welcome to our All Hands Nepal fundraising page!  

As many of you know, over the course of the month of October we will be in Nepal working with All Hands Volunteers in their efforts to rebuild homes and schools near the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake. All Hands Volunteers is a U.S. based non-profit organization working in collaboration with the Clinton Global Initiative and the American Institute of Architects Foundation, leading rebuilding efforts in response to natural disasters across the globe.

On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the most devastating in more than 80 years. More than 9,000 people were killed, a further 23,000 were injured and the mass destruction to infrastructure, homes, and schools was vast. Aftershocks continued to shake the country in the weeks that followed causing further fear for those who were left homeless and vulnerable by the initial earthquake.

All Hands were on the ground within 48 hours and quickly identified communities most in need and immediately began helping those who had been affected.  For six months All Hands teams assisted in safely demolishing unsafe buildings and removing rubble to enable communities to rebuild. In addition to this they built transitional shelters, resilient homes and temporary learning centres to give children a safe space following the disaster.

As they move from the response to the rebuild phase of the project, they have broadened their scope of work which will include a partnership with Room to Read, a global non-profit organization that for nearly two decades has tackled the chronic shortages of classrooms, educational materials, and teachers across the school systems of underdeveloped countries, with a special emphasis on Nepal.  With over 25,000 classrooms destroyed during the dual earthquakes in April, this partnership is imperative to the country's long-term recovery and future success. Schools are central to Nepal's communities and act as a catalyst for social, gender and economic equality. With ten years of post disaster work under their belt, All Hands teams will manage and reconstruct 5 permanent Room to Read Schools in the Nuwakot District giving thousands of children a safe structure to engage in education. We will be joining the team to help in the construction of one of these schools in Nuwakot.

Although there is no cost to us as individual volunteers, it does cost the All Hands organization to host us, as well as to provide tools and materials to facilitate the work in the field. A donation of any amount helps; a donation even as small as $5 will go a long way. We look forward to keeping all of you posted and up to date on our time in Nepal via our blog, www.parnavores.com. Thanks in advance for all of your support!

Karla & Brian

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Karla Parnagian is fundraising for Nepal Earthquake Recovery benefiting All Hands Volunteers.

Welcome to our All Hands Nepal fundraising page!  

As many of you know, over the course of the month of October we will be in Nepal working with All Hands Volunteers in their efforts to rebuild homes and schools near the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake. All Hands Volunteers is a U.S. based non-profit organization working in collaboration with the Clinton Global Initiative and the American Institute of Architects Foundation, leading rebuilding efforts in response to natural disasters across the globe.

On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the most devastating in more than 80 years. More than 9,000 people were killed, a further 23,000 were injured and the mass destruction to infrastructure, homes, and schools was vast. Aftershocks continued to shake the country in the weeks that followed causing further fear for those who were left homeless and vulnerable by the initial earthquake.

All Hands were on the ground within 48 hours and quickly identified communities most in need and immediately began helping those who had been affected.  For six months All Hands teams assisted in safely demolishing unsafe buildings and removing rubble to enable communities to rebuild. In addition to this they built transitional shelters, resilient homes and temporary learning centres to give children a safe space following the disaster.

As they move from the response to the rebuild phase of the project, they have broadened their scope of work which will include a partnership with Room to Read, a global non-profit organization that for nearly two decades has tackled the chronic shortages of classrooms, educational materials, and teachers across the school systems of underdeveloped countries, with a special emphasis on Nepal.  With over 25,000 classrooms destroyed during the dual earthquakes in April, this partnership is imperative to the country's long-term recovery and future success. Schools are central to Nepal's communities and act as a catalyst for social, gender and economic equality. With ten years of post disaster work under their belt, All Hands teams will manage and reconstruct 5 permanent Room to Read Schools in the Nuwakot District giving thousands of children a safe structure to engage in education. We will be joining the team to help in the construction of one of these schools in Nuwakot.

Although there is no cost to us as individual volunteers, it does cost the All Hands organization to host us, as well as to provide tools and materials to facilitate the work in the field. A donation of any amount helps; a donation even as small as $5 will go a long way. We look forward to keeping all of you posted and up to date on our time in Nepal via our blog, www.parnavores.com. Thanks in advance for all of your support!

Karla & Brian

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Nepal Earthquake Recovery

Welcome to the All Hands Nepal fundraising page!   On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthqu

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All Hands Volunteers

To address the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engagin...

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