6,621 – death toll to date
7.8 – magnitude of earthquake from a scale of 2.5 or less to 8.0 or greater
3,000,000 – number of people in need of aid
The figures are overwhelming to the point of losing their meaning,
The distance of 7,921+/- miles from here to Nepal makes it even more unreal,
Thoughts of empathy, feelings of pity still seem empty.
True, disasters always happen, and for a day or so, we feel blue.
Then we are back to experiencing our own pain in the mundane.
But we can help by however we can give—with our time or a dime.
For me a donation to Catholic Charities feels right.