I feel overwhelmed with gratitude by the outpouring of support from friends, family, colleagues, and students. Thanks to you, we received about a dozen boxes and two dozen bags of donations! Not all of it was completely appropriate clothing, so some of it will be donated to local homeless shelters. That said, the vast majority will be going to Nepal.
Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April, leaving millions homeless. These people then had to struggle with the nearly non-stop monsoon rains and ensuing mudslides, while still living in tents. The rains have subsided, but the struggle continues. In late September, Nepal's deliveries of supplies, food, medicine, gas (petrol), and fuel for cooking have been cut off due to protests about the new constitution. People have been forced to cut down protected forests, as that is the only fuel available. Now winter is coming, and people are still living in tents, lacking warm clothes and fuel to stay warm.