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Nepal Earthquake— Agencies accepting Canadian donations

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 27th, 2015

With the death total expecting to rise, relief effort begins following the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal over the weekend.

Last count following the earthquake totalled more than 4,000 people dead.

The Canadian Red Cross has begun to work with the Nepalese Red Cross to determine where help is needed.

The Canadian government, which has sent its  Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) along with $5 million in initial aid, announced Monday that it will match donations to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund dollar-for-dollar until May 25.

The matching will be retroactive to when donations first started streaming in on Saturday.

Anyone wanting to help, there are numerous organizations accepting donations for Nepal.

Here are some of the other agencies taking donations from Canadians.

— with files from CBC News

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