Local organization reaches out to victims of Nepal earthquake

Local volunteers help Nepal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local relief organization is sending teams of volunteers, including many from Nashville, to Nepal to help survivors of last month’s earthquake.

The 7.8 magnitude quake killed more than 7,700 people in the central region of the Himalayan country.

Sean Malone, director of Crises Response International, says it’s a challenging effort because the affected area is remote and the government is seizing supplies intended for the victims.

He shared with News 2 video of volunteers removing rocks from a home buried in the rubble and workers helping traumatized children.

Many of those young survivors have drawn pictures to communicate what they’ve experienced.

“We are seeing death on a scale that isn’t normal for any of us. One of the aspects we’re seeing…children are often forgotten in a disaster like this,” he explained.

CRI has ongoing training for volunteers interested in responding to both domestic and international disasters. For more details on how to help, click here.

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