Bank of America helps those impacted by devastating earthquake in Nepal

Apr 30, 2015

We’re directing $250,000 in funding to disaster relief efforts.
 
In response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu on April 25th, Bank of America Charitable Foundation is partnering with key humanitarian aid and disaster response nonprofit organizations providing immediate assistance, including water, food and temporary shelter.  We’re directing $250,000 in grant funding toward World Food Program USA in support of UN World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity International ($125,000 each), both important contributors in Nepal working to address immediate needs. 

In addition to these funds, our ongoing support of the American Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program enables ARC to respond immediately when disaster strikes — and ARC is working hand in hand with the Nepal Red Cross to respond to this disaster.
 
Landlocked between India and China, Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. There are 6.2 million people who live within 60 miles of the epicenter of the earthquake and the death toll has been reported to be over 5,000. Fatalities were also reported in Bangladesh and India, and the earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.

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