Paul Collins, who has survived two earthquakes himself, feels strongly about rescuing victims of natural disasters. The boy cycled 50 miles in a single day to raise money for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia in September of this year.
Back in 2015, Paul was living with his family in Nepal when two major earthquakes struck the country, killing nearly 9,000 people and leaving millions facing hardship.
“When the first earthquake struck I was in church,” says Paul. “At first I just thought it was a tremor, but as everyone left the building I realized it was much more than that.”
Paul says that during the following weeks and months there were many aftershocks. Just after he had started school again, a second earthquake struck. “During much of this time we had been sleeping in the garden under a tarpaulin because it was too dangerous to sleep in our house,” he said.