“Over and over again, the locals would say, ‘Please don’t forget Nepal.’ I’m hoping this album will help with that.” – Ryan McAllister
On April 25, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the nation of Nepal, triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest, flattening villages, killing thousands, and injuring thousands more. The aftershocks lingered on for days, culminating in a second, magnitude 7.3 earthquake on May 12 – shaking the country of 28 million people to its core.
World Vision was among the first on scene, assessing the damage on the ground and distributing urgent relief supplies to those affected. Persistent aftershocks, landslides, and floods in the days since have made life difficult for communities. To date, more than 8 million people have been impacted.
As coverage of the events in Nepal began to drop off media and news cycles, the need for support has remained high. In September 2015, the World Vision Artist Collective came together with the Vineyard Churches of Canada to build a unique collaboration. Together, we want to encourage the world: #DontForgetNepal.
Other Side: Hope From the Rubble
Other Side: Hope From the Rubble is a recording project celebrating the hope, resilience and beauty found in the midst of the rebuild.
Ryan McAllister and David Ruis join Brian Doerksen, Andy Park, Jessica Park, Teresa Trask, Heather Clark and others in raising awareness and aid through this project. Also joining the collaboration are several Nepalese artists, lending heartfelt songs in their native tongue.
The album is available for digital download on iTunes and Google Play. Click on the album cover to get your copy, and help us spread the word on social media by using the sharing buttons at the top of this page!
All proceeds from the album sales will be invested in the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Nepal.
For more information about the Nepal Project, the album or about hosting/attending a screening of the, “Rebuilding Nepal: World Vision Canada Documentary”, please visit the World Vision Canada Artist Collective site.