On May 12, 2015, the ground began to violently shake once again in the already tattered nation of Nepal.
On May 12, 2015, the ground began to violently shake once again in the already tattered nation of Nepal. The team of Project HOPE medical volunteers who had arrived in Nepal just days after the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25, found themselves in a very dangerous situation.
When the shaking finally stopped, the volunteers were a bit dazed from the shock, but the team got right back to work. “We comforted the frightened patients, traumatized by having to experience yet another earthquake,” remembered HOPE’s Director of Volunteers Andrea Dunne-Sosa. “We assisted with the evacuation and then assigned tasks to receive new incoming patients, to treat wounds and set casts, or to care for patients requiring ICU support.” In total, HOPE’s volunteers helped care for 1,522 patients, and we shipped more than $15.8 million of urgently needed medicines and supplies, benefiting 231,976 patients.
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