Nepal Earthquake – MBF donate £29,500 to devastated areas

Saturday 25th April 2015 saw an immensely devastating earthquake rock the country of Nepal and its surrounding areas. Its strength measured 7.8 on the Richter scale and loss of life has so far been confirmed at almost 8,000. Each further update continues to revise the figure upwards.

Trustees of The Mark Benevolent Fund have discussed how best they can help in the relief efforts and have made a donation to the ShelterBox charity of £29,500 for the purchase of 50 survival kits.

ShelterBox provides shelter kits containing plastic sheeting, basic tools, rope and fixings that enable families to rapidly provide their own shelter or make repairs to their damaged houses in the aftermath of a disaster. The contents of the kits vary depending on the type of disaster it is faced with.

Download the full briefing issued by the MBF here: [wpdm_package id=’3781′]