Canyon County

Nampa organization assists Nepal during earthquake crisis

Mission Aviation Fellowship, a Nampa Christian organization that reaches remote locations across the globe via aviation and technology, has been aiding Nepalese earthquake victims with helicopter transportation.

"We were incredibly busy there providing transportation services before the second quake," said Dianna Gibney, spokeswoman for MAF.

After the second earthquake, the team reached out to the village Alumpu, home to about 500 people. About 150 homes in the community were destroyed or rendered useless, she said.

"There's even more need," Gibney said. " It's just more hardship layered on people."

Residents have limited access to food and people are sleeping outside again, she said.

People who want to help Nepal through MAF can go to their website. Or, follow this link for a selection of other local charity efforts focused on Nepal.