Many of us feel small in the face of natural disasters. They remind us of our mortality.
But earthquakes like the one in Nepal that has claimed more than 4,000 lives, including at least three Americans, also unify people around the resilient and noble human desire to help.
Midlands organizations and national charities are mobilizing efforts to solicit donations of food, clothing, money and supplies. The Nebraska Nepalese Society is among those raising funds.
Aid workers are on the ground already in a country some know only as home to Mount Everest. Many of Nepal’s communities are scrambling to save people from quake debris. They are receiving help from the U.S. military and others.
It is understandable to see news coverage of such crises and feel bewildered. The healthier response is to call your charity of choice and do what you can to help.