Wexford appeal for Nepal quake victims
A COFFEE morning to raise funds for the Nepal earthquake victims is to take place at St. Iberius Church in Wexford on Wednesday, May 13.
As well as supporting the coffee morning, which is due to take place from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., donations for the Christian Aid Nepal Relief Fund can be dropped off in the church any week day.
'We appeal to the people of Wexford to help this fundraiser for the development agency Christian Aid, which works to help the poorest people,' said Rev. Canon Arthur Minion.
'In the case of the Nepal earthquake disaster, Christian Aid has already sent 100,000 water purification tablets. Much more money is needed to help prevent further deaths in the aftermath of this terrible earthquake as monsoon season is imminent,' he said.
More than 6,000 people were killed in the quake and hundreds of thousands made homeless. Some villages were almost completely flattened and bodies are still being recovered.
'Because of the risk of further aftershocks, people can't even shelter in any buildings that are still standing. Thousands are shocked, frightened and living in the open. They need emergency shelter,' said the canon.