The 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, most prominently near Kathmandu, and has already claimed more than 5,000 lives, a figure expected to continue rising as missing persons are found.
According to experts, almost one million children have been severely affected by the earthquake and the aftershocks that continue to rock the region, causing landslides and more devastation to the region.
PokerStars and Full Tilt have made it easy to make a donation to the CARE International fund, much like they did in the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund in 2013 that raised more than $560,000. Players can make a donation via dummy tournaments, by using frequent player points (FPP) or by making a player-to-player transfer to “Nepal Fund.”
Dummy tournaments are now in the lobby with “buy-ins” ranging from $1 to $1,000 and from €1 to €100, while FPPs are exchanged at a rate of 1,200 for a $20 donation.
Both PokerStars and Full Tilt have vowed to match all donations 100% so if you donate $10 CARE International receives $20.
A dedicated webpage to the Nepal Earthquake relief states just $5 provides a family with emergency food for one day, while $10 provides a family with clean drinking water.
The process is simple and I would urge every PokerStars and Full Tilt player to make a donation, no matter how small, because every single cent will be put to helping rebuild the lives of the earthquake’s victims.