April 27, 2015 (Boston, MA) -- Later today, All Hands Volunteer’s Deputy Director of International Assessments, Gary Pitts, will be on the ground in Kathmandu to conduct an initial ground assessment for the All Hands Disaster Assessment and Response Team (DART.)
Once it is clear that their presence will not impede ongoing search and rescue work – estimated to be the end of the week – the full DART group will travel to affected areas to undertake a formal assessment and coordinate with local communities and international agencies.
In the coming days, due to the tremendous amount of volunteer interest registered on All Hands’ internet platforms, All Hands will likely launch a Rapid Response for Volunteer Coordination in Nepal. All Hands’ Director of US Disaster Response, Sherry Buresh, will lead this effort to coordinate and manage spontaneous local and international volunteers who show up to help.
About All Hands Volunteers
Founded in 2005, All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. All Hands Volunteers has mobilized over 28,000 volunteers on 50 projects, and has developed a deep expertise in volunteer coordination and management.
To donate to All Hands Volunteers’ relief efforts, click here Nepal Earthquake Response.
For information about volunteering, click here Nepal Interest Form
For more information on All Hands volunteers please visit us at hands.org.