|Cross Catholic Outreach's President, Jim Cavnar, on Catholic Connection Radio|
|Cross Catholic Outreach's President, Jim Cavnar, on Son Rise Morning Radio Show|
Send Emergency Medical Aid NOW!
Thousands Awaiting Rescue after Magnitude-7.8 Quake With the death toll of the Nepal earthquake at over 8,400, rescue workers are rushing aid to survivors as quickly as possible. Countless thousands of people are still in need of food, water, shelter and medical treatment, while the hardest-hit communities are now faced with a long and difficult road to recovery.
At this time, Cross Catholic Outreach – in collaboration with our sister charity Cross International – has airlifted three Emergency Health Kits for immediate distribution. The first kit, which was shipped out of Europe on May 4, is believed to have landed in Nepal and confirmation of that arrival is expected soon. The other two, which were shipped on May 6, are awaiting permission to land while the damaged Nepalese airstrip is repaired.
Each Emergency Health Kit is a UN-approved, one-ton pallet of essential medicines, medical supplies and low-tech medical devices for the treatment of 10,000 people for 90 days. At a low cost of just $1.50 per patient served, your gift is needed to purchase and transport these life-saving supplies, which will be quickly received by a relief agency on the ground and distributed to affected areas.
Following these initial shipments that will benefit up to 30,000 people, we plan to also send a container of food, medical supplies and replacement metal roofs. An interdenominational Christian charity inside Nepal is poised to clear the container through customs and coordinate the distribution.
These supplies are urgently needed. Thousands of men, women and children are waiting! Please give your gift today!