05/31/2015 04:00 EDT | Updated 05/30/2016 05:59 EDT

Disaster Assistance Response Team to arrived back in Canada today

TRENTON, - Members of Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team returned home Sunday after spending a month helping the people of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

They arrived at Canadian Forces Base Trenton in eastern Ontario and were greeted by Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole and some of the military's senior brass.

The DART was sent into Nepal within days after a 7.8 magnitude quake rocked the Asian country on April 25, leaving 8,000 dead.

The team focuses on water purification, medical care and engineering support.

The DART members had some nerve-wracking moments as they did their work amid some powerful aftershocks, and a second earthquake that temporarily cut one of their teams off from its base.