Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York Launches Relief Effort to Support Victims of Earthquake in Nepal
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio will be raising funds for victims of the tragic earthquake that struck Nepal through the end of May via the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Mayor’s office announced Monday.
The Mayor’s Fund, chaired by First Lady Chirlane McCray, has already collected $50,000 in initial support for the New York City Nepal Relief Effort from the Association for a Better New York and the Rudin Family Foundations.
As the focus of relief efforts in the region turns from search and rescue operations to securing shelter, food, clean water and sanitation services for the 8 million people who have been affected, the Mayor’s Fund is now reaching out to New Yorkers to donate to the effort. All donations received will be directed to New York City-based Nepali community nonprofit organizations, such as Adhikaar, The Gurung Society, and other reputable international humanitarian organizations working with affected communities in Nepal....