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Crisis In Nepal: A Q&A With charity:water About The Situation On The Ground, And How You Can Help

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, leaving thousands dead and many more without shelter or access to clean water. Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 4 p.m. ET for a live Q&A about the recovery efforts now underway with charity:water's Scott Harrison, founder and CEO, and Christoph Gorder, chief global water officer, who's leading the nonprofit's disaster response team.

The toll in Nepal continues to rise since the country's worst earthquake in 80 years struck on Saturday: more than 5,000 dead, tens of thousands homeless, and an estimated 1.4 million in desperate need of food.

Through two local partners, Splash and Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH), New York-based nonprofit charity:water has been working in Nepal for five years. Dozens of charity:water-funded project sites were damaged in the 7.8 magnitude quake, and the organization is now helping to marshal emergency funds in order to provide communities with water, shelter, medical care, and more.

Fast Company's Ainsley O'Connell will be talking to two of charity:water's leaders, CEO and founder Scott Harrison and chief global water officer Christoph Gorder, in order to better understand the needs and challenges facing this mountainous nation of 8 million. Please join us as we debrief on the crisis and learn how to help. The event will begin at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 29. You can get your questions in now using the "make a comment" box below.