|HELP NEPAL: GUIDE TO RUG
INDUSTRY RELIEF EFFORTS
industry has reacted swiftly in response to the devastating 7.8
magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25. In response to
readers' requests, RugNews.com has compiled a guide to charitable
organizations recommended by rug vendors and retailers who have rallied
to help weavers directly affected and, in fact, all those in need in
Organizations are listed in alphabetical order with links to donation
forms as well as links to RugNews.com articles.
To donate to the American Red
To donate to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund,
American Red Cross has committed an initial $1 million to the relief
operation and is working closely with the Nepal Red Cross and the global
Red Cross network to coordinate additional support. The American Red
Cross is also providing remote mapping and information management
support and is arranging supplies, including non-food items such as
tarps, buckets, kitchen sets and blankets to be sent to Nepal. Click
here to read the RugNews.com report on Surya's support of this fund.
AmeriCares has established the Nepal Relief Fund to insure the
organization has the resources required to respond effectively and
quickly to the earthquake in Nepal with medicines, medical supplies and
other humanitarian aid for these families in crisis, and continue to
help survivors rebuild their lives.
2010, for every $1 donated AmeriCares has provided $20 in aid. It
delivers donated medicines and medical supplies to a trusted network of
locally-based providers. ORIA is donating to AmeriCares through its
Charitable Fund (see ORIA listing below).
(Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere)
on the ground providing people with temporary shelter, ready-to-eat
meals, water purification and toilet construction. CARE is also
distributing emergency shelter and hygiene kits to vulnerable people
impacted by the earthquake in Nepal. CARE has worked in Nepal since
1978, in areas including food Security, HIV/AIDS, health, education,
water and sanitation, and the empowerment of women and girls.
FAIR is an industry initiative of the European carpet trade. It is
helping the victims of carpet weaving families in Nepal with a special
fund and guarantees that all donations via Förderverein CARE & FAIR and
via CARE & FAIR Nepal will reach the destination without any deduction
for administrative or other costs. 100 % of contribution will be sent
where it is needed most.
activities of doctors and nurses providing medical care to victims of
the earthquake are posted on the Doctors without Borders website. The
priority is to reach people where others are not going and mobile clinic
activities continue via helicopter in remote villages.
To donate to the Global Fund for
Global Fund for Children reports they are receiving news of shelter
concerns from their grassroots partners in the country. An orphanage
served by GFC partner Partnership for Sustainable Development Nepal has
sustained structural damage, making it unsafe for the children to go
inside. The organization is working to meet the needs of children
affected and to contribute to their long-term recovery in the wake of
the earthquake. The fund will support local organizations that are
directly affected by the Nepal earthquake. Anything raised above and
beyond their needs will be reserved to support GFC's grassroots partners
in similar crises in the future.
here to read the RugNews.com report on Feizy Rugs' support of this
is an organization that works to certify child-labor-free rugs. They
have set up a relief fund to address the immediate needs of weaving
families and the children in the organization's rehabilitation center
and schools in Nepal with food, shelter, medical care, and other
necessities - ensuring that the organization's community of about 16,000
people receive the support they need;
says it will also rebuild its program infrastructure to ensure schooling
for 785 children isn't interrupted for an extended period. It will also
support carpet exporters in rebuilding infrastructure, a critical
long-term economic recovery need for the Nepal's top export sector.
ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood is a grass-roots effort to support artisans
from inaccessible villages in remote Nepal. Their aid is going to the
Nepalese who live outside of Kathmandu but work in and are now stuck in
the city away from their families. Funds are going to relieve the
post-disaster stress in Kathmandu by helping these people return home to
help rebuild their villages. This fund is supported by Stark Carpet.
Please write "Stark" or "ACHA" in the comments text box to ensure your
funds go directly to Machik's ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood.
Cleft and Burn Center, founded 2002 by The Tibet Rug Company's Jim
Webber with the support of other rug importers and private donors,
operates a 16,000-foot hospital in Nepal. The Center and its medical
staff will provide medical services to victims throughout the Nepal
earthquake recovery period. Organizations such as ORIA are donating to
this hospital (see below).
Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) has reached out to several
members who have operations set up in Nepal to assess how the
association can help people devastated by the earthquake. "We will
collect money through the ORIA Charitable Fund, and all monies collected
will go directly to organizations such as the Nepal Burn & Cleft Center
- with funds specifically earmarked for earthquake victims - and to
AmeriCares, Step Label and Care & Fair Nepal and other such organization
which will deal with the immediate needs of the earthquake victims,"
said Lucille Laufer, executive director of ORIA.
here to read the RugNews.com report on Capel Rugs' support of ORIA's
here to read the RugNews.com report on Nourison's support of ORIA's
Phoenix Fund for Nepal Relief has been established by Tamarian Carpets,
and is ready to receive donations. The company is in the process of
applying for recognition of exemption from the Internal Revenue Service.
The fundâ€™s mission statement is: The Phoenix Fund for Nepal Relief is a
501c3 dedicated solely to the aid and recovery mission of the 2015 Nepal
Earthquake. One hundred percent (100%) of all donations will be
distributed directly to the Nepali people in need. Over the course of
the coming months, Tamarian will keep donors fully updated in regard to
the Phoenix Fund's activities. To view the updates,
STEP is raising a fund to help the carpet weavers and workers affected
by the disaster. Label STEP and its Nepali Team will ensure that your
donation will benefit the earthquake victims to the full extent
STEP is committed to improving the working and living conditions of
carpet weavers and fights abusive child labor. It also promotes
environmentally friendly production methods in Nepal and other carpet
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