Activity Report for FHC Earthquake Relief in Nepal and Australia
600 tents, 800 x 30kg bags of rice, 1,500 sheets of iron for roofing and shelter purchased, with another 8,000 sheets of iron on order.
7 medical camps established and $1,500 worth of medical supplies purchased in addition to donated stock. The transport of these items particularly to the Sindhupalchok and Ramechap districts have all been funded by FHC too.
TAFE Black Tie Fundraising Dinner in Cairns raises over $26,000 for FHC. Read more >>
Transport costs have long been an expensive item made especially known during the construction of the FHC hostel. For this reason FHC have purchased a quality truck for charity use, which has already been put to extensive use.
Detailed report on the extensive damage to the new FHC hostel in Batase. The hostel has just been completed, but thankfully none of the orphans had moved in when the Earthquake struck. Read more >>
FHC committee have approved $30,000 to be used as a grants based program across 25 schools affected by the earthquake. Without this money these schools would not be operational.
Doreen Gaudron's reports on her trip to Batase and Ramechap in June, where she organised clinics and distributed aid. Read more >>
Som is working with local authorities to identify priority needs - FHC will be receiving applications from the community based school councils based on the government identification of the issues in each school.
Amber Tamang helped run the school for FHC in Batase Village. He was a crucial part of our work in Nepal, and will be missed. Read more >>
Peter, our treasurer, reported that since the earthquake there has been $298,000 raised for FHC in events such as the Tafe dinner, and music events in Kuranda and Fogarty Park, a large variety of local events such a trivia nights, movies, garage sales, dinners, cake stalls, morning teas and even a swimathon!
These events have taken place mostly locally in Cairns but also in little towns like El Arish and Cooktown. Events have taken place across Australia in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide. There have also been fundraisers for FHC in Germany and Ireland!
St Andrew's Music by Moonlight concert raises $5,000 for FHC. Read more >>
Australia's ABC News covering Som's first trip back to Batase in the days after the Earthquake struck. Read more >>