How to Help Nepal and Find Survivors in Earthquake Aftermath

A man injured in this weekend's 7.8-magnitude earthquake is treated at Nepal's National Trauma Center in Kathmandu.

A man injured in this weekend's 7.8-magnitude earthquake is treated at Nepal's National Trauma Center in Kathmandu. (Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Google has launched its Person Finder service for those looking for people in the wake of this weekend’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

Online site: Person Finder, 2015 Nepal Earthquake

Google Person Finder also works on SMS:

  • In Nepal: Text “search ” to 6040
  • In India: Text “search ” to +91-9773300000
  • In the United States: text “search ” to +1 650-800-3978

Relief donations: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provides a comprehensive list of charitable groups providing relief to the people of Nepal in the wake of last weekend’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake. See: Earthquake in Nepal: How You Can Help.

Here’s a brief list of mainstream international aid organizations that are part of the relief effort:

Via Public Radio International, here’s a partially overlapping list posted on Saturday by Charity Navigator.

  • Duc Le

    I specifically would like to donate clothes to the victims. Does anyone know where to donate them? I live in San Jose, CA. Thanks

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