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IMPAQ Staff Organize Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser

Thursday, May 14, 2015

In response to the recent earthquake in Nepal that left thousands critically injured and that has caused critical shortages of water, food, shelter and medical supplies, IMPAQ staff mobilized a week-long, employee contribution campaign to raise emergency response funds.

The week of April 27th, IMPAQ staff set a modest goal of raising $1,500 in a one week fundraising sprint, and by the third day, the goal had been exceeded, triggering $1,500 in matching funds from the IMPAQ International Corporate Social Responsibility Program

By the end of the week, more than $3,600 was raised on Crowdrise for direct aid, provided on the ground by AmeriCares.

“We’re thrilled IMPAQ International and its employees have chosen to support AmeriCares immediate response to the Nepal earthquake. These funds will be used to ensure that people in the most affected districts have access to care by mobilizing medical teams and delivering medicines and supplies to frontline health workers,” said to Kevin Allan, SVP of Development for Americares.

As the week-long fundraising effort ended, Jeremy Bedine, Associate Director of IMPAQ’s Project Management Office said, “This really was a group effort. The success of this campaign was a clear statement that we are here to make an impact, as our name suggests. The response was almost immediate when the initial email went out, and throughout the week, IMPAQers were discussing other ways that we can help.”

At IMPAQ, we come to work every day and are surrounded by talented, committed colleagues who bring a wide range of skills and passion to helping our clients improve their public programs and policies.  This fundraising effort, initiated and led by our staff, is a testament to their commitment to making an impact where it is needed most.