Good friend Paul Borrud is in Nepal helping with relief from the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that flattened many villages and towns on April 25th, 2015. The death toll has now reached a staggering 8,583 making it the deadliest earthquake to hit the Himalayan country on record. A second major quake registered 7.3 struck on Tuesday May 12th only 47 miles (76 kilometers) east of the capital Kathmandu, just as Nepalis were beginning to recover from the previous earthquake. Over 14,000 Nepalis have been injured and these numbers continue to slowly rise. The stories, connections and help Paul has been able to provide inspired me to create a page to track the progress that he and his drone "Phyllis" have accomplished. We call it "dronation" and it is based on the donation aspect for people that are using drones for good.
Paul has traveled the world to provide relief and assist in emergency situations many times before and the images and help someone can provide with a drone in their pocket are unmeasurable. Since Paul left for Nepal on April 26th, he has raised over $20,000 (now over $50,000) in dronations and has been putting that money directly and instantly to use. Paul visited and saved orphanages in Kathmandu and by personal request has found families in Bhaktapur to check on and deliver generators, tents, food and water, and most importantly hugs. He is a real life hero and positive messenger of awesomeness in a nation that has been brought to it's knees.
To directly help with relief efforts and providing aid to those in need, please consider making a dronation below and we will keep you updated on where every dollar is spent in Nepal. Click here to watch the video from Paul's first trip to Kathmandu. He is currently preparing for his second trip to Nepal where his relief efforts will be focused on providing shelter to the Nepalese people just before the monsoon season hits the region.