Today, John Myers, Director of the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA, sent out an email to those on the email distribution list of SouthingtonSOS (formerly SouthingtonCares) asking anyone knowing reliable organizations who are supporting the relief efforts of the earthquake victims of Nepal to let SouthingtonSOS know so that we may be able to inform the people of our Southington community how they may help.
Southington Heartbeat then broadcast the email request of John Myers to a its own distribution list. Between these efforts we have gathered some responses we have received thus far.
Rev. Victoria Triano, member of Southington Town Council suggested we might start by posting any reliable and consistent information we may have for those who wish to donate.
Kaye Davis, recent past Executive Director of United Way of Southington, informed us of a link to a site United Way Worldwide has set up:
Catholic Relief Services (www.crs.org) at phone number 877-435-7277 is collecting donations that can be specified for Nepal. All donations are greatly appreciated and there is already a network set in place for a relatively quick turnaround of support and care. They are open 8 am to 11 pm for callers.
Southington Heartbeat located the following ways to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal in yesterday's Hartford Courant:
Anyone who wishes to add to this list or comment may send an email to John Myers or SouthingtonHeartbeat or post a comment to this e-newsletter.