Appeal. Soroptimist International of Circular Head called upon the community to dig deep for earthquake devastated Nepal – and dig deep they did.
The Soroptimists were pleasantly surprised when they received an overwhelming response to a morning tea drive, with more than 300 orders placed in support of the fundraiser.
Soroptimist Rebecca Korpershoek was thrilled by the response.
“It was really successful – we more than doubled the amount of orders we were expecting,” she said.
Thirteen ladies began the day early with a 5.30am start to prepare the $7 trays of goodies, before delivering them to businesses and schools throughout Smithton on Friday morning.
“We had a production line going – it was quite fun.” Rebecca said of the preparation.
Nepal suffered two devastating earthquakes earlier this year, with a 7.8 magnitude on April 25 and two 7.3 and 6.3 magnitude quakes on May 12.
More than 8700 people were killed and 22,400 people injured as a result, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.
“I think it tugged on people’s hearts strings,” Rebecca said.
“Nepal is such a poor country, it’s heart wrenching. As a small community we have always dug deep into our pockets to help others.”
The morning tea drive raised more than $2000 towards Nepal’s recovery appeal.