Homes, buildings, and entire villages were reduced to nothing but rubble, leaving countless homeless.
As soon as the news broke, a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization jumped into action to help.
"We're a relief and development agency that works globally; we work in the hard places," said Gary Edmonds.
Edmonds is the CEO and President of Food for the Hungry.
"What we're doing right now is assessing the needs, making sure that the people are in shelters," said Edmonds.
They are working with 21 other organizations to provide assistance. These are a few examples of the types of items they're working to get to the victims of the quake; food, water filtration systems, solar flashlights, medical supplies, and light bulbs.
The organization said they'll be there to assist just as long as the need is there.
"People are in need, people are in stress in these situations, and we want to be there and respond to their needs," said Edmonds.
For more information and how you can help visit: fh.org/Nepal