Volunteers and Nepal Scouts clear debris in a square on May 1 2015 in Harisiddhi Nepal A major 78 earthquake hit Kathmandu midday on Saturday and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt Everest which buried mountain climbers in their base camps Many houses buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake leaving over 6000 dead and many more trapped under the debris Omar Havana/Getty Images

Volunteers and Nepal Scouts clear debris in a square on May 1, 2015 in Harisiddhi, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest which buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 6000 dead and many more trapped under the debris.

Simpson Strong-Tie donates $10,000 for Nepal earthquake relief

The epicenter of the earthquake was the village of Barpak in the Gorkha District The donation will be given to the American Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund The company is also encouraging its employees to contribute to the fund

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — Simpson Strong-Tie announced it will make a $10,000 donation to assist in relief response and recovery efforts following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and powerful aftershocks that shook Nepal on April 25.

The epicenter of the earthquake was the village of Barpak in the Gorkha District. The quake and aftershocks resulted in thousands of lives lost, twice as many injuries and hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings destroyed across the country.

The donation will be given to the American Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund and will aid in providing food, shelter and other assistance to those affected by the earthquake. The company is also encouraging its employees to contribute to the fund.

"Two years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Kathmandu and I’m saddened to think of the overwhelming devastation for the families and communities of Nepal," said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. "We hope this donation can help contribute to the recovery there."

To make a contribution and aid in the earthquake recovery efforts through the American Red Cross, visit www.redcross.org or send a donation to your local Red Cross chapter.

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