According to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, two devastating earthquakes in Nepal have claimed more than 8,000 lives and destroyed countless homes. Children face an unprecedented emotional toll as they deal with the devastating consequences — and with 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed, more than 1 million are without classrooms.
UNICEF is on the ground working to reach 1.7 million children and their families with critical aid.
The Foundation’s support is helping UNICEF to promote therapeutic feeding for severely malnourished children, ensure that vaccines are properly stored and made available to prevent disease outbreaks and provide oral rehydration salts and Zinc to prevent the outbreak of disease. UNICEF also established temporary learning spaces and access to psychosocial counseling, to give children a protective, safe space where they can regain a sense of normalcy.
Chris was fortunate to have traveled around the world, and he was passionate about helping end human injustice. With this in mind, The Chris Mikesell Foundation donated $3,000 to assist in humanitarian aid efforts relative to Nepal Earthquake Relief.
In the Foundation’s history, more than $27,000 has been donated to humanitarian efforts led by UNICEF.