The Compassion Project was so happy to see that our friend Lama Pema had a safe trip to Tsum. He sent us many photos of the valley so we can figure out how best to support this isolated community. He spent one night and two days there and was in the first helicopter to land in Tsum. People in the valley have not had any outside assistance to date.
Here's what Lama Pema said about his trip:
"People are living in tents and life is an uphill struggle at the moment. The daily activities of the people have been completely shattered along with their homes. Many people are in desperate need of help of any kind. My going there in person gave them a sense of relief and comfort at this dire situation. It is heartbreaking for me to see how much people are suffering because of this natural disaster. There is an immediate need of food, shelter, medicine, clothing and emotional, psychological and spiritual comforting. But they also need support during the road ahead towards recovery. We have to help them bring back normalcy and wellbeing in the valley and in their daily lives."