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International Medical Corps and MobileCause Issue Call for Volunteer Fundraisers to Support Critical Relief Work in Nepal

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LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Medical Corps and MobileCause are encouraging virtual volunteers to fundraise for International Medical Corps' disaster relief work in Nepal. Volunteer fundraisers are asked to click http://mcause.us/med or text MED to 71777 to volunteer and/or donate with the MobileCause Crowdfunding platform.

International Medical Corps' emergency response team has been on the ground in Nepal since April 25 when the devastating earthquake struck, assessing the damage, delivering critically needed medicines and supplies and mobilizing to provide emergency care to survivors. Preliminary numbers indicate nearly 5,000 deaths and thousands of injuries. As in the aftermath of any natural disaster, speed saves lives - donations, supplies and medical care are critical to immediately reaching earthquake survivors. International Medical Corps is deploying additional staff and resources as quickly as possible to support relief efforts, including Mobile Medical Units in Gorkha and Dhading near the epicenter, and will be rapidly expanding to reach the hardest-hit areas.

People interested in volunteering to fundraise can simply click http://mcause.us/med or text MED to 71777 and Become a Fundraiser to set up their own fundraising page in minutes.

"Smartphones have fundamentally changed the way we live, work, play and now help others," said MobileCause CEO Sean MacNeill. "We provide solutions for a new generation of giving and are motivated to work with International Medical Corps to respond quickly to this tragic disaster."

"We are grateful to be partnering with MobileCause, whose fundraising platform makes it easier for donors to give from any mobile device. Their critical support will quickly make a difference in relieving the suffering of families and communities who are reeling from this terrible disaster," said Rebecca Milner, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for International Medical Corps.  

The U.S. now has 74% smartphone adoption, which is changing donor expectations, and new solutions are needed for nonprofit organizations to address the challenges and opportunities associated with a mobile first society. MobileCause focuses on helping nonprofit organizations gain donors, increase recurring gifts and engage supporters. The MobileCause Crowdfunding solution empowers nonprofit organizations to conveniently raise donations through their networks of volunteers, donors and staff. 

For reference:

https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/nepal-earthquake

About International Medical Corps:

Since its inception 30 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit:  www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About MobileCause:

MobileCause provides cloud based online fundraising and communication software for nonprofit organizations enabling them to raise more money at a lower cost. Each solution is designed to mobilize networks of volunteers, donors and staff while making it easy for people to give and stay connected from any device. Our suite of products including: crowdfunding for nonprofits, comprehensive online giving, dynamic event fundraising, text to donate keywords, mobile marketing and smart data records, is designed for a new generation of giving for mobile, online and social.  Customers can be up and running in hours with no technical skills required. MobileCause provides turnkey merchant and payment services at a simple flat rate that includes a specialized mobile payment app for nonprofits. Each plan includes dedicated strategy support from fundraising experts. Featured clients include United Way, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, University of Southern California, Habitat for Humanity and many more. Visit us at www.mobilecause.com

For more information, please contact: 

Juliette Harris 

310-577-1122

Jaya Vadlamudi, Senior Communications Officer, International Medical Corps 

310-826-7800