With mounting horror, the Palace has been monitoring the situation in Nepal in the wake of a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The death toll is at least 2,100 and expected to climb, as most areas outside of Katmandu have been impossible to reach. The iconic Dharahara tower came crashing down and the ancient temples in Durbar Square are in ruins; more than a hundred people died at that site alone. And the damage isn’t done: a 6.7 magnitude aftershock happened today at noon local time.
If you have the means and the inclination, please show the world what an evil atheist asshole you are by kicking a few bucks to Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Disaster Recovery Drive for Nepal. If you are unfamiliar with the organization, note that Foundation Beyond Belief does not retain any portion of donations you make to its beneficiaries—all of which are strictly secular.
Palace flags are at half-mast, and our hearts go out to the people of Nepal. A few dollars from the Palace coffers are headed their way too. Please do what you can to help.