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Arab American foundation to offer match for Nepal donations

Donations to be increased by 50 percent through disaster relief fund

DEARBORN, Mich. — Another major earthquake has struck Nepal two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake, the worst natural disaster to strike the country in decades, leaving millions in need of humanitarian aid. The response to the disaster has been remarkable, but there is still much more that needs to be done, particularly for long-term development to rebuild the region.

Now through June 12, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP), a national program of ACCESS, is offering a special match opportunity to increase the effect of humanitarian aid going to Nepal and its victims.

“CAAP’s Disaster Relief Fund was established to respond proactively in the wake of a disaster,” said Katy Hayek Hanway, CAAP’s Donor Services and Program Officer. “Now, with the crisis in Nepal, the Fund makes a statement that Arab Americans are concerned about international crises and give generously when called upon.”

When $100 or more is contributed to CAAP’s disaster relief fund, CAAP will give $1 for every $2 that is donated. CAAP will direct all gifts to Catholic Relief Services and UNICEF, two organizations dedicated not only to providing immediate relief to earthquake victims, but also to assist in long-term rebuilding efforts.

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About CAAP

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy is a national community foundation. A program of ACCESS, CAAP’s objective is to unite and empower the Arab American community by demonstrating the impact of giving together. Visit at for more info.


Grounded in a grassroots commitment to serving our community, ACCESS has a 44-year history of providing health, education, employment and social services.  An Arab American nonprofit of excellence, ACCESS empowers residents of metro Detroit to lead healthy, informed and productive lives and extends this mission nationally through advocacy, arts, culture and philanthropy.