On April 25th, 2015 Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed over 7,000 people. My teammate from bobsled, Brittany Reinbolt, was in Nepal at the time with her sister Bethany when the earthquake hit.
Brittany said she was sitting on a church floor with “about 50 other Nepali people” about 20 miles from the epicenter when the earth shook, followed by “30 seconds that felt like an eternity.”
“Then everyone started getting anxious and saying something, I simply thought that the sermon was finished and everyone was praying (in Nepali churches everyone prays out loud at the same time). Suddenly my sister looked at me with fear in her eyes and translated, “Earthquake!” The small earth rumbles that everyone had heard approaching quickly turned into one of the most violent experiences of my life. It was as if the entire world was riding inside the back of a bobsled. In an instant, I grabbed my sister by the arm and began to sprint through the people toward the exit of the building. When we got to the back of the building the sliding garage-like door was falling shut and a few people were trying to crawl under it, kind of like something Indiana Jones would do. But, in perfect unison, my sister and I grabbed the door and pulled it up over our heads.”
Brittany captured her entire experience in this video. Please watch this:
What Nepal has been through since the earthquake hit a year ago is devastating – on top of all the other problems the country is facing. The road to recovery for Nepal is a long one and they still need a lot of help! We have more friends who will be going to Nepal soon as missionaries so we have decided to #ShareTheStrength with Nepal by helping raise funds for our friends making the trip soon!
Please help us Share The Strength with them by sharing this post and/or signing up for our Remote Personal Training Program. 20% of our proceeds from the Remote Personal Training program will go towards good works in Nepal! Email Megan@astrongerworkplace.com to learn how you can donate directly to the missionaries headed to Nepal.