Nepal Relief Efforts
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a calamitous 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The devastation is beyond harrowing. Fatalities have reached above 5,000 and thousands of people are injured while thousands more are missing. The financial damage is estimated to cost billions. The country of Nepal is without a doubt in a state of panic, instability, fear, and desperation. This is an emergency affecting millions. It is our duty as fellow human beings to aid those that cry for help.
The severity of the situation demands action. The Tessa Horan Foundation has been in correspondence with our two partnered humanitarian organizations in Nepal to facilitate relief efforts. The Chahhari House—an orphanage that supports and educates underprivileged children in order to better their lives and futures—has opened their doors to those in urgent need of care. The Women’s Foundation of Nepal—a shelter that cares for and helps women and children who are victims of violence, abuse, and poverty by providing them education and vocational training—has also opened their doors to those coming to them in need. Staff members and resources from both organizations are being deployed to other destroyed regions in Nepal to help with the rescue and relief efforts. However, the Chahhari House and Women’s Foundation of Nepal need assistance if they are going to try and save as many people as they can. Provisions that are crucial and are in need of for their relief and rescue efforts in Nepal right now are: food, gas, oil for generators, mattresses and quilts, clothes, and pharmaceutical products—specifically sanitary items for women, antibiotics, water purification drops, hand sanitizers, and antiseptics.
Partnering with The Teahouse
The Tessa Horan Foundation has decided to partner with The Teahouse to raise funds for Nepal during the entire month of May. Starting May 1, The Teahouse will donate 20% of all dinner transactions to the Tessa Horan Foundation. The Tessa Horan Foundation will then send the entire 20% collection directly to the Chhahari House and Women’s Foundation of Nepal, which will go towards rescue and relief efforts to devastated regions. The Teahouse has partnered with the Tessa Horan Foundation in the past to raise funds for various humanitarian initiatives. Now, the Tessa Horan Foundation and The Teahouse will join efforts to do their part in helping Nepal recover from this natural disaster.
If you are unable to eat dinner at The Teahouse but would still like to donate towards the Nepal relief efforts, please click the DONATE button below and place your donation. In the PURPOSE bar please write “Nepal Relief” so we know where to direct your donation. Thank you for supporting the people of Nepal while we help them recover from this tragic occurrence.
The Teahouse Dinner Hours
We encourage you to consider eating dinner at The Teahouse during the month of May. 20% of your dinner transaction will be donated to Nepal relief and rescue efforts.
The latest on the Volcanic Explosion in Tonga:
An underwater volcano 65 km south of the capital Nuku’alofa started erupting on Dec 20th. It continues to have eruptions as high as 400 meters as often as every 5 minutes. There is a powerful red coloration underwater which is not caused by fire, but by algae release of iron due to the heat. Because of the wet ash a new land formation has come into place that is more than 1km wide, 2km long, and 100 meter high.
Because of our close connection to Tonga and our initiative, the Tessa Library Education Initiative we continue to be up to date with the latest developments. So far no injuries have been reported, with the exception of dying leaves on trees on Hunga Tonga and Hung Ha’apai due to volcanic ash and gases.
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