Photo Friday: LWR Quilt Distribution in Nepal

Just today we received these pictures from Omar Rahaman, LWR’s Senior Director for Asia and the Middle East. He is working in Nepal to coordinate our response to the April 25 earthquake. One part of our immediate response was to ship 9,240 Quilts, 1,000 Personal Care Kits and 100 water filtration units to Nepal to distribute to families and communities affected by the quake.

These photos are of a Quilt distribution in Lamjung district, where 75 percent of homes are reported to have been destroyed. LWR is focusing its response in Lamjung District as well as the remote, mountainous Ghorka district. LWR Quilts provide warmth, especially as the monsoon season approaches, and reminds the people of Nepal that they are not forgotten.

If your congregation has a quilting group, please forward this on to its members, along with our thanks for all they do!

Group with quilts
A family holds the LWR Quilts they’ve received. The Quilts will help provide warmth at night, especially as the monsoon season approaches.
Men holding up quilt
A group of men hold up a Quilt received at the distribution. LWR shipped 9,240 Quilts in response to the April 25 earthquake.
Group folding quilt
Quilts are highly valued items after a disaster. Here two families in Nepal’s Lamjung District fold the Quilts they’ve just received.
Women carrying quilts down hill
A group of women leaving the LWR Quilts distribution. The Lamjung District was hit especially hard by the April 25 earthquake. It is estimated that 75 percent of homes were destroyed.

You Can Help

If you are interested in helping the people of Nepal with Lutheran World Relief, here are several ways you can do so:

  • Pray with us for the people of Nepal and those who work to help them.
  • Give a financial gift to LWR’s Nepal Earthquake Fund.
  • Make LWR Quilts and Kits so that we can continue distributing them during emergencies while fulfilling partner requests around the world.
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