Never in anyone’s wildest dreams did we imagine that our small foundation, set up for rural health care and the education of Nepali girls, would be involved in one of the largest humanitarian disaster relief projects of this decade. Spurred on by the dire need of Nepali friends and their depiction of a country that came crashing down around them, there was never any question of if CCF would get involved, only how.
On April 25th of 2015, CCF leapt into action. As news came to us, drop by drop, we broadcast it, far and wide, through every channel we had at our disposal. The kindness and generosity we at CCF observed during those hours of shocked silence on the morning of the 25th was overwhelming. Within hours of the news, your support came flooding in. Within days, that support was transformed into the most vital emergency aid: food, shelter, and medicine. Within less than a week, these resources were in the hands of the Nepali people. It is thanks to your prompt and generous actions that this, and much more, has been accomplished. It is thanks to you that CCF has been able to accomplish what it never before thought possible. Within less than a month of the earthquake, CCF had distributed $26,000 worth of food and shelter, and here is what that looks like:
Thanks to the compassion of individuals hailing from every corner of the globe, CCF was able to rapidly reach thousands of people, spread through four Nepalese districts, all of which had been heavily affected and largely isolated from outside assistance.
We Are Proud!
Where Will We Go From Here?
In light of all that has transpired, we at CCF felt obligated to fully explore and understand the impact of where we’ve been and where we will be going. To this end, in October of 2015, four representatives of the Conscious Connections Foundation (CCF), Chair Denise Attwood, Vice President Ric Conner, Research Associate Grant Gallaher, and Vice President Cameron Conner, will be traveling to Nepal. Our hope is that this work will result in a clear and concise list of recommendations, aimed at addressing where and how we can best help our Nepali partners begin to rebuild their villages, families, and lives. Ultimately, our goal is the restoration of these communities to the extent that there is no longer any need for any further earthquake relief and we can return CCF to its primary initiatives, including the Power of Five and Deurali Community Service Center.
Strength, Compassion, Resilience