Tech firms, other organizations setting up resources to help victims of Nepal earthquake, Baltimore riots
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015, 06:14
Between the events of the Nepal earthquake and the Baltimore riots Monday night, it’s turning into a disastrous week. If you were wondering what you can do to help, a number of tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Viber, have set up Red Cross donations, people-location services and cheap to free calling to reach out to anyone you might know in Nepal.
Where Baltimore is concerned, the Baltimore Sun has published a terrific list of links for people to sign up and volunteer their services. The page also contains links to web sites looking to help rebuild Baltimore after the riots and repair damaged businesses after the events of Monday night.
The donation links currently support the Salvation Army of Central Maryland, Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake, Central Region United Way and Associated Black Charities, although more will probably be added.
On a personal note, please give what you can. Both events are near-unparalleled disasters, some hitting closer to home than others (I lived in D.C. for 15 years and loved Baltimore, the city and its people), others are further away, but you can make a difference with a clicks of a mouse or taps of a touchscreen.