Well over 3,000 people have lost their life due to a massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. Reports are still coming in that might raise the number even further. Several Canadian companies have sent financial aid, along with manpower.
One Canadian company is helping out from another angle. Waterloo-based Aeryon Labs is sending three of its drones to assist relief workers in understanding the extent of the damage in real time. The goal is to have the drones venture into locations that humans cannot, wich will save time and potentially lives. Drones from Aeryon Labs cost between $60,000 to $200,000 and have the ability to see minute objects from 1,000 feet away, and fly in rough weather conditions.
See the full CTV interview with Aeryon Labs.
Canadians interested in making financial donations can contact these organizations below:
Canadian Red Cross – Text REDCROSS to 45678 to donate $10; Text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $5.
UNICEF Canada – Text NEPAL to 45678 to donate $10.
UN World Food Programme – Text RELIEFNEPAL to 45678 to donate $10.