Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund - Nepalese at Dekalb
Organized by: Rahil Taujale
Rahil Taujale via Crowdrise
April 29, 2015
Details of the fundraising campaign:
We have started this fund raising campaign in the Northern Illinois University and the Dekalb community. We will be organizing various events in the coming days to aid this fundraiser. Please like and follow our facebook page for more information on all our efforts and updates on the situation in Nepal.
For Cash and Cheque donations or any other questions, Please Contact:
Rahil Taujale - 8155080725 Nipin Shrestha - 8157645329
Kushal Paudel - 5073639432
Where are the funds headed?
Rotaract Nepal, a youth club under Rotary International, is actively involved in relief efforts in Nepal. They have been working closely with the local police and the local community to provide any aid possible. Starting yesterday, Rotaract Nepal has extended its efforts outside the valley to Sindhupalchowk district as well. All the collected funds will be directly sent to aid this Club's efforts in this time of need.
For more details about Rotaract Nepal, please visit
Rotaract Nepal official site: http://www.rotaractnepal.org/.
Our Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/helpsavenepalnow
On April 25, 2015, Nepal was struck by a 7.8 richtor scale earthquake with the epicenter only about 60 miles NorthWest of the capital. This initial earthquake along with the following aftershocks, including one of magnitude 6.7, has left the whole nation devastated. Residents fled screaming to the streets only to be pelted by heavy rain.
Death tolls in the capital alone has crossed 1500, while across the nation reports tally death tolls to more than 4000, increasing by the minute. More than 7500 injured individuals are desperately seeking medical attention while the overloaded and limited hospitals and medical centers resort to courtyards and streets for housing the injured. Reports indicate a scarcity of medical supplies and personnel.
Centuries old temples and world heritage sites (including the iconic Dharahara tower) have turned to rubble. Base camp at Mt. Everest has also sustained heavy damage due to an avalanche on the Khumbu icefall caused by the earthquake. Reports indicate that death tolls in Mt. Everest has reached up to 17 which also includes 3 US citizens. One of the three, Eve Girawong, is from Chicago and was working as a medical personnel at the Everest base camp.
Rescue efforts are underway to search the rubble for any casualties. Heavy rainfall, frequent aftershocks and the huge amount of initial damage are just some of the issues that have made relief attempts futile. 6 army and 3 police personnel have lost their lives trying to save others from the disaster. Electricity, running water, and other resources are no longer available. People have resorted to make-do tents in the middle of wide open areas in an attempt to avoid falling debris. These large camps are ill-equipped to protect people from the rainfall nor have all the supplies that people need.
People are left without roofs over their heads, without proper clothing to keep them warm and sparsely stocked food and water. Dark shadows of epidemics loom over the population due to lack of sanitation.
How can the few of us abroad, away form home ever rest our eyes when our whole nation is in such peril, without food, shelter but only fear in their hearts.