Bitcoin can do a ton of good in various aspects of life. One of the key areas we should focus more efforts on is helping those in need during a time of disaster. With so many charitable organizations already accepting Bitcoin payments, that shouldn’t be too hard to accomplish. And, with the help of ChangeTip, it becomes even more convenient to support those in need, with Bitcoin.
Disaster Strikes Nepal
Most of our readers will have heard by now that Nepal was been struck by a massive earthquake yesterday morning. With a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter Scale, there is no question, such an event could not go by without tragedy. Unfortunately, over 1,800 people [according to the latest numbers from CNN] have died in this tragic event.
Over 20 Nepalese states have been ravaged by this tour de force of Mother Nature. Many people were admitted to hospitals all across the affected area. These are now overflowing and can not give everyone the proper treatment they need. People who came away unscathed, in a physical form, are suffering from psychological shock while searching for friends and family who are still missing.
While the human toll is the part that saddens us the most regarding this earthquake, we also have to look towards the future and helping those who made it out alive. There is no money in the world that can replace those we love, but, money can help in aiding those who are fighting for their lives. Not to mention providing shelter for those who lost their homes.
Even though the rescue efforts for the survivors are only just beginning, estimates show nearly 5 million people will be affected by the ramifications of this disaster. Charitable organizations, such as the American Red Cross and British Red Cross, are looking for your support in raising enough money to help these people, wherever they can. And, you can donate in Bitcoin now, as well, thanks to ChangeTip.
“I think a huge part of the value of Bitcoin is in the community. We have so many charitable, generous and thoughtful people in this industry and it’s amazing how the technology enables people all over the world to come together for a common cause, to relieve the suffering of others. The power of magic internet money always astounds and delights,” Victoria Van Eyk, Head of Community at ChangeTip told DigitalMoneyTimes
ChangeTip Wallets For Red Cross Donations
The Bitcoin community has proven to be very resilient and its core values of brilliance, dedication, passion, and support will play a key role in helping Nepal earthquake recovery efforts. We all know that, one way or another, we are all connected to each other, and the time is now to come together and show the world that “We Are Satoshi”.
Every contribution – large or small – will have a direct impact on the people in Nepal in need of clothing, medical supplies, and support. Even if you are not in a situation to financially donate, spread the word about this campaign to others. The Bitcoin community will stand as one to show everyone that our “fake internet money” can change people’s lives.
Make your Bitcoin contribution to the American or British Red Cross now by using social media and ChangeTip. Log on to Twitter and tweet “@changetip send $<amount> to @RedCrosss [or @BritishRedCross] for #NepalEarthquake”. Your involvement in this relief effort is important, regardless of how you decide to help.
Source: ChangeTip Blog
Images courtesy of American Red Cross, British Red Cross and CNN.