Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Nepal and to the Nepalese community in Washington who have loved ones in the region impacted by the devastating 7.8 earthquake. CAPAA encourages donations to the rescue and relief efforts that will bring safety and comfort to the millions of people in the earthquake zone.

The Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is running a special disaster relief campaign to assist charities on the ground providing assistance to the people of Nepal. From now until the end of May, active and retired public employees and non-state employees can give to any of CFD’s member charities that have reported having a presence in the region with either your credit card or through payroll contribution. If you have any questions, please contact the CFD at 360-902-4162 or cfd@sos.wa.gov.

Click here for more details and to start giving.

In addition, Nepal Seattle Society is collecting donations to assist Nepal and has scheduled events to pray for the people affected by the devastating earthquake. Commissioner Mohan Gurung, who is President of the Nepal Seattle Society, has been working to support earthquake relief efforts.