Metro woman and three others headed to Nepal for disaster relief

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A metro woman is heading out to Nepal. She is going along with three others to help people in need after the disastrous earthquake struck the area last week.

Abigail Hayo is traveling with the United Aid Foundation. Hayo also works with medical missions, and she's traveled to other countries many times bringing medicines to people who need them, but the United Aid Foundation is going with lots of purposes this week.

The team of four is packing two bags each full of tarps and medical supplies. They've heard the two biggest needs in Nepal right now are water and shelter. The group of four will be in Nepal until next Saturday. They hope to get to the areas some of the bigger aid groups miss.

"We are going with the hopes of finding a smaller community that's off the beaten path, that may not be getting the attention of the larger NGOs that are in country at this time," said Hayo.

After they leave, the United Aid Foundation hopes to maintain a relationship with the community they meet during this mission. Hayo says if people in the metro want to help people in Nepal, the best thing they can do is send money to their most trusted charity of choice that's collecting funds to help people in Nepal.

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