COVID -19 Support for Nepal

Dear community members,
 
Hope you are staying safe during this ongoing pandemic. We can see light at the end of the tunnel as vaccine roll out is catching speed, even though the situation here is still not so good and we are still in lockdown.
 
However, the situation in Nepal seems to be pretty dire with very high growth in Covid cases and deaths in recent weeks. The healthcare system is overwhelmed and lacking some basic supplies. It is heartbreaking to hear the news of sick people not getting hospital beds or hospitals running out of oxygen supply resulting in preventable deaths. Many of us might have experienced the loss of some of our loved ones, friends or acquaintances because of Covid.
 
At this moment of distress, we feel that we should step up to help in any way we can. We think that it would be a good idea to send support to buy some oxygen concentrator or similar supply through NRN Canada/global. Therefore, we would like to appeal for donations to support the cause. 
 
How to donate:
Donations can be sent to NCAO by email transfer to nepalese@nepalese.ca with a code “Covid19” (answer to secret question) or by sending one of the NCAO board members. It can also be deposited directly to NCAO account number 00206-010-5428416 with CIBC. Please let us know if you deposit it directly.
 
Deadline:
Thursday, May 20, 2021 (We need to act quickly as this is an urgent need.)
 
This is a voluntary contribution. Your generous contribution, however, can make a lot of difference for the people in Nepal.
 
NCAO will top up on the donations collected and arrange to send the support as soon as possible.
 
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or suggestions.
 
Please take care and stay safe.
 
Thank you
NCAO Board