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Here’s how you can help the people of Nepal

In the wake of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal and the Katmandu Valley region, killing thousands and leaving tens of thousands homeless, you may be asking, “What can I do?”

The quickest and easiest is to use your phone to give a quick $10 to the Red Cross:

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Here are some Northwest-based organizations that are already mobilizing to provide relief and support for the people affected by this disaster.

(Thanks to KING5 News for compiling this list.)

World Vision

To donate to Federal Way -based World Vision’s emergency response in Nepal, text NEPAL to 777444 to donate $10, visit www.worldvision.org, or call 1-888-562-4453 (1-888-56-CHILD).

EMPACT Northwest

Tacoma-based EMPACT Northwest provides immediate disaster response, rescue training, and medical education. Make a donation.

Mercy Corps

Portland-based Mercy Corps is on the ground in Nepal, preparing urgent kits with water, clothing, cooking supplies and other items to distribute to survivors. Make a donation

Save the Children, which has worked in Nepal since 1976, also launched an on-the-ground response. Make a donation

CARE

CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, is already on the ground preparing for the relief effort. Make a donation

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International will be assembling emergency shelter kits. Make a donation

AboutJohn Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.