BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: May 16, 2015
On April 26th, a massive earthquake struck Nepal with an epicenter near Kathmandu, killing over 3,600 people as of this writing and injuring over 6,000. It has also damaged or razed many historic landmarks, religious sites, homes, public works, and infrastructure.
"Nearly 1,000 are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say.
The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said.
Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest.
The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.
A national police spokesman told the BBC that 970 people had died in the quake, and that more than 1,700 had been injured. At least 539 people were killed in the Kathmandu valley, he added.
Nepali Information Minister Minendra Rijal said there had been "massive damage" at the epicentre, from where little information is emerging."
This fundraiser has been started by the MSUM Student Senate to raise awareness and support for our friends and neighbors in Nepal, many of whom have family in the Moorhead area and a concerned community praying and watching.
Please help us provide relief by donating. All funds raised, regardless of if we meet the $50,000 goal will go to the Red Cross, who are providing on-the-ground support to the people of Nepal. Every dollar helps, please help us save lives.