By now I'm sure you've read about the devastating earthquake which hit Nepal -- magnitude 7.8. The death toll is already over 2,000 and at least one major aftershock has already struck the already smashed city of Kathmandu.
Foundation Beyond Belief's Humanist Disaster Recovery Drive has begun accepting donations which will be directed to relief efforts in Nepal (donation page).
Hemant Mehta, who is on the FBB board of directors, gives us some background information about the effort, which ought to determine at least one eligible recipient organization by today.
We are still in the process of vetting a beneficiary that is secular in nature, efficient, and local. We should have that figured out by tomorrow. In the meantime, if you’d like to make a donation now, you can do so here so we can get that money out as soon as possible. 100% of your donations will go to that recipient — Foundation Beyond Belief doesn’t take any overhead for this. If you’d like to wait until we announce the charity we’ll be working with, I completely understand. You can see recaps of our previous disaster efforts here.
Hemant rightly reminds us that prayers aren't going to cut it. Real funds are required to help this city in the hard days to come.