Earthquake Relief in Nepal

Demas is building a school with All Hands in Nepal
  • My Goal:
  • $5,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $6,040
  • # of Donations:
  • 62
$6040 of $5000 goal
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There are good people in this world, and you are one of them.

Last year I was given the privilege of being involved with All Hands during their response to flooding in Texas. I learned that in order to do something decent, you don't necessarily need a particular skill set or years of experience. All you need is to do your best alongside others who want to do the same. There is an unbreakable kernel of humanity embedded in all of us, and we can give it freely to affect change.

All Hands empowered me by taking me in without any experience and put me to good work. When my time was up, I looked back on all the practical experience I acquired, memories shared with new friends, and the ever important feeling of which we must all be reminded: there are good people out there in this chaotic world, and you are one of them. Don't listen to all the crisis strewn headlines you see on a daily basis. We are in this life together.

To be clear, this fundraiser is NOT FOR ME - It is for the good folks at All Hands Volunteers, helping the world respond from disasters one helping hand at a time. Any little bit helps, even just $1. 


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On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the most devastating quake in 80 years. More than 9,000 people were killed, 23,000 were injured, and the mass destruction to infrastructure, homes, and schools was vast. Two weeks later, a second earthquake struck, furthering the loss and devastation of a country and people already traumatized.

After almost 18 months in Nepal, All Hands Volunteers has impacted over 20,000 people throughout our response and recovery efforts.  A total of 1,769 volunteers from 72 countries have donated 192,980 volunteer hours toward putting families back in homes and kids back in schools in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, and Nuwakot. In addition to this core focus, we have been involved in numerous community projects such as masonry training, school reading projects, water catchment systems, and more. After more than a year, the Nepali people are still in dire need. As a result, All Hands Volunteers has focused our efforts on one goal- getting the children of Nepal back to school.

As we move from response to the rebuild phase of our project, we have broadened our scope of work which includes 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 countries 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 our belt, our 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.

As we embark on the long journey to help Nepal rebuild, there is still an incredible amount of work to be done. In forever challenging circumstances, we are devoted to helping affected communities regain a sense of normality and, most importantly, live safely.  We can only do this with the help of people like you, people who also care and want to help the people of Nepal build back better to avoid such widespread devastation in the future.

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Michael Demas is fundraising for Nepal Earthquake Recovery benefiting All Hands Volunteers.

There are good people in this world, and you are one of them.

Last year I was given the privilege of being involved with All Hands during their response to flooding in Texas. I learned that in order to do something decent, you don't necessarily need a particular skill set or years of experience. All you need is to do your best alongside others who want to do the same. There is an unbreakable kernel of humanity embedded in all of us, and we can give it freely to affect change.

All Hands empowered me by taking me in without any experience and put me to good work. When my time was up, I looked back on all the practical experience I acquired, memories shared with new friends, and the ever important feeling of which we must all be reminded: there are good people out there in this chaotic world, and you are one of them. Don't listen to all the crisis strewn headlines you see on a daily basis. We are in this life together.

To be clear, this fundraiser is NOT FOR ME - It is for the good folks at All Hands Volunteers, helping the world respond from disasters one helping hand at a time. Any little bit helps, even just $1. 


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On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the most devastating quake in 80 years. More than 9,000 people were killed, 23,000 were injured, and the mass destruction to infrastructure, homes, and schools was vast. Two weeks later, a second earthquake struck, furthering the loss and devastation of a country and people already traumatized.

After almost 18 months in Nepal, All Hands Volunteers has impacted over 20,000 people throughout our response and recovery efforts.  A total of 1,769 volunteers from 72 countries have donated 192,980 volunteer hours toward putting families back in homes and kids back in schools in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, and Nuwakot. In addition to this core focus, we have been involved in numerous community projects such as masonry training, school reading projects, water catchment systems, and more. After more than a year, the Nepali people are still in dire need. As a result, All Hands Volunteers has focused our efforts on one goal- getting the children of Nepal back to school.

As we move from response to the rebuild phase of our project, we have broadened our scope of work which includes 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 countries 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 our belt, our 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.

As we embark on the long journey to help Nepal rebuild, there is still an incredible amount of work to be done. In forever challenging circumstances, we are devoted to helping affected communities regain a sense of normality and, most importantly, live safely.  We can only do this with the help of people like you, people who also care and want to help the people of Nepal build back better to avoid such widespread devastation in the future.

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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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