[Owasp-leaders] Help and Pray for Nepal

Andy Lewis alewis at owasp.org
Wed Apr 29 23:42:24 UTC 2015

The Samaritan's Purse organization was exceptionally helpful when Colorado
experienced massive floods a few years ago, and they are actively
soliciting funds to assist Nepal.


On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Noreen Whysel <noreen.whysel at owasp.org> wrote:

> Thank you Rio!
> I have also reached out to Guarab and our Nepal chapter leader Bhupal
> Sapkota and other members of our Nepalese community to extend a hand as
> they work through this tragedy. Many are unsheltered and in need of food.
> Guarab is busy helping and has regained internet access, which improves
> what he can do for Nepal immensely.
> I plan to add some information about how our community can help Nepal and
> will put these ideas into the News Flash which will go out today (perhaps a
> bit delayed).
> One thing that we as a security community are aware of but it bears
> repeating is to be cautious about who we give our aid to. Many unsavory
> entities crop up at this time to take advantage of our charity and grief.
> We can help Nepal by engaging our own networks to give to known relief
> agencies.
> I am collecting a few more thoughts about this and other ways that we can
> use our unique skills to help out. Look for that newsletter shortly. I can
> report if/when, I hopefully hear from other members of our OWASP community
> in Nepal.
> Noreen Whysel
> Community Manager
> OWASP Foundation
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM, Riotaro OKADA <riotaro.okada at owasp.org
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','riotaro.okada at owasp.org');>> wrote:
>> Hello Leaders,
>> The Nepal chapter lead Gaurab Raj Pant has contacted me today,
>> and told me their situation.
>> ================================
>> As I’m sure you already know, a devastating 7.6 Richter scale
>> earthquake hit Nepal on the 25th April 2015, at 11: 58 AM, destroying
>> many historical landmarks, houses, roads and killing approx. 3725
>> people in 48 of 75 districts in Nepal while the death toll still
>> continues to rise.
>> Continued tremors are still being felt, meaning everyone is out on the
>> open area where ever they can find. Should tremors continue (which has
>> stopped for the last few hours) and if people are out like this, we
>> are likely to see huge challenge of basic supplies like water and also
>> major public health disaster. If tremors stop and people can go to
>> their homes and their life, Kathmandu, for the most part, should be
>> fine. Outside Kathmandu, the situation is severe. Thousands are now
>> homeless, have lost all supplies to the quakes, students have passed
>> away, and community members continue to cry out for help but to no
>> avail. From what we have seen in our attempt to provide relief, there
>> has been no effort from the government or other agencies in rural
>> Nepal.
>> Please help Nepalese.
>> ================================
>> And he and his family are safe so far, but living at tents in open space.
>> People need Medical, Tents, Cloths, water purifier continuously, though
>>  Red Cross has fed these. As for chapter members, some could be
>>  connected safe but still some are not still connected, Gaurab said.
>> I do not have enough information to help them but I strongly encourage
>> all of you chapter leads to find how to help Nepal's people and society
>> from various ways.
>> Thanks,
>> Rio
>> --
>> Riotaro OKADA
>> OWASP Japan Chapter
>> Leader
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