Mark Harris, 27, was helping some local friends build an artists’ residency centre in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district when the earthquake hit.
“It seemed like the end of the world,” Harris, who has been living in Nepal on and off for the last eight years, told the Toronto Star of the collapsing homes around him in the country’s hardest-hit region.
His arts centre was completely destroyed by the quake.
He’s already raised more than $4,400 on Indiegogo which will go toward tents, first aid, water filters, solar mobile phone charges and food rations for 10 remote villages.
“Our mission now is to return to the region with desperately needed food and medicine, as survivors are quickly exhausting what rations could be salvaged from the ruins of their homes,” he wrote on the fundraising page.
“The immediate aim is to ensureRead More »from Canadians stay to help rebuild Nepal after surviving earthquake