Baptist Global Response continues aid in Nepal

JACKSON, Tenn. — Baptist Global Response is continuing its efforts to bring relief to earthquake-stricken Nepal. The group, which describes itself as a global Southern Baptist Relief and Development organization, has been present in the country since the first earthquake hit. “We have been very fortunate in our role in disaster response,” BGR director Jeff Palmer told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News by phone. They already have distributed 60 tons of food to people in Nepal and the surrounding villages. Most of the food came from donors and Baptist churches. “We did a training inside Nepal in February/early March with a group of Nepali partners,” Palmer said. “So when the earthquake hit, we already had people over there who were trained and equipped and prepared to assist us.” The organization has 40 to 50 people on the ground in Nepal, including their Nepali partners. The group is getting ready to move into four to six villages and help 10,000 to 15,000 families with re-establishing their water system, distributing more food and helping build temporary shelter for when the rain season begins.

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