Nepal Earthquake Appeals
On Saturday 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.  The next day a 6.7 magnitude aftershock caused further damage and casualties. Over 2,200 people have been reported dead, and many thousand injured. Yesterday's earthquake was the worst tremor to hit Nepal in 80 years.
We are aware of, and support the following appeals.

ShelterBox Australia

Help provide shelter, warmth and dignity to families who have lost their homes and possessions following the earthquake in Nepal and disasters just like it. ShelterBox helps some of the world's most vulnerable people. Your gift will help us provide them with the tools they need to survive and begin rebuilding their lives.

RAWCS Project 75-2014-15

A disaster fund to allow individuals and Rotary Clubs to make tax deductible donations to aid recovery efforts in Nepal.  Rotary can and will be involved in the medium to long term recovery effort and that is what this RAWCS fundraising project will be committed to working with the Rotary Club of Hetauda, District 3292 Nepal.  Sponsored by

RAWCS Project 52-2008-09

To fund reconstruction of community facilities after the recent earth quake. To upgrade Dharapani Lower Secondary School which provides services for a number of the surrounding Villages, drawing students from Bhairabi and the two other schools.
Sponsored by Wahroonga Rotary Club, the Dharapani Lower Secondary School, Gorkha District, Nepal project is located is Gorkha District which is very close to the epicentre of the earthquake, in the remote Hills about 60 Km northwest of Kathmandu. As you can imagine, those working on the project are very anxious regarding the safety of the people in the communities where the club has worked for the past eight years and knows so well.  While it seems inevitable that there will have been casualties, the club is hoping for the best, especially for the schoolchildren.  It is unlikely that any first aid, at least by western standards, will be available for the injured in the hill villages.

RAWCS Project 78-2014-15

Nepal Earthquake Appeal to fund Humanitarian Aid, Kavre & adjoining Districts, Nepal
To raise funds to be sent to the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel, D3292 Nepal to be used for humanitarian aid and to assist in repairing community facilities throughout the Kavre & adjoining Districts.
Manager PP Ron Marcus
(H) 02 9634 6204  (M) 0417 042 455
Deputy Manager PP  David Waterhouse (H) 02 4388 1749   (M) 0450 068 887 Email:
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Castle Hill

RAWCS PROJECT 66/2007-08

To fund reconstruction of community facilities after the recent earth quake.  To support Nepali teams to build toilets & waste disposal systems (both biogas & septic) in very poor villages & in schools. To provide school & village dental care & hygiene

The project is working with the project villages to provide earthquake relief, immediate shelter to get them through the monsoon season, and to rebuild stronger houses for the future using local materials and following sound engineering and building code principles.  Funds have also been allocated to a project school, to build classrooms after the earthquake damage.
Manager  Rtn Sandra Meihubers
(H) 02 9973 1179  (M) 0418 405 757