While the rest of the world is making a difference for ALS patients by emptying a bucket full of ice water on themselves, Nepal is busy filling buckets with some of the most basic needs to support the thousands of flood victims in far west Nepal.
Pebble Infotech joined in the Fill the Bucket challenge as a part of corporate social responsibility, by filling four buckets full of everyday essentials. The buckets were dropped at City Museum, Durbarmarg on 29 August, Friday. An initiative of a responsible individual, which has been supported by Tweet for Cause Nepal (@tfcnepal), the buckets are collected in various places, all listed by TFC Nepal and then sent off to the disaster struck areas through YETI 4WD club. The collection booth listed by TFC are i) Mulchowk Restaurant, Baber Mahal, ii) Photo Circle, Arun Thapa Chowk, iii) Curves, Krishna Galli, Lalitpur, iv) Embassy Restaurant, Pani Pokhari, v) Tamarind Restaurant, Pulchowk, and vi) City Museum Kathmandu, Durbarmarg. One bucket costs around Rs. 1,400 to Rs. 1,500; a small price for the little convenience that it will bring the victims.
All you need to complete this challenge is a bucket with a lid and a mug. Fill it with 2 to 3 kg of rice, 1 kg daal, 5 to 10 packets of instant noodles, bottled water, bottles of water purifier, chocolate bars, toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, insect repellents, first aid kit, ORS packets, salt, sugar, oil, sanitary pads and chiura or puffed rice. You can also customize the list yourself. If you are abroad then there are online stores such as carmandap.com who will fill the bucket and drop it off on your behalf. So, don’t hold yourself back. Stand up and make a difference. Fill the Bucket and help those in need of it the most.