@Dan, thanks for sharing.
Other things to consider when responding to crisis is to be mindful of conditions on the ground, dignity of human beings, and to really think about what is most needed and not just what “I” think or can do to “help”. There are better, more effective, and non-traditional ways to provide support and show solidarity to those surviving and rebuilding.
I found below two links really mindful and helpful:
1. Importance of transparency in organizations you choose to donate to / support, virtual volunteering is an important thing too, and to think LOCAL: https://storify.com/jeneambrose/want-to-help-in-nepal
2. Sharing good and reliable information is crucial and educating yourself about what’s happening is a must. this site is doing just that: http://www.ushahidi.com/2015/04/25/supporting-online-volunteer-response-to-the-nepal-earthquake/