Last Thursday, 4 June 2015, on the back page of The Irish Catholic you could find a Nepal earthquake appeal organised by The Little Way Association aimed at helping hundreds of thousands of people of Nepal, who have lost almost everything following a devastating earthquake. Huddled in the streets with nowhere to take shelter, the traumatised survivors urgently need food, water, shelter, and medical care.
“The Little Way Association is sending funds directly through the Salesians of Don Bosco who have been working with the poverty-stricken people of Nepal since 1995. The Salesians are known and trusted, and being in Kathmandu, they were able to respond immediately, organising and delivering sixty tons of food and temporary shelter to 2,500 families, in four of the twenty-nine districts worst-affected by the earthquake. ‘As we make contact with additional districts, and the people see that we are able to help, more requests come in,’ says Fr Jijo John, a Salesian missionary co-ordinating efforts in Kathmandu. More funds are urgently needed to provide aid to as many people as possible.”