SRINATHKOT GORKHA NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND
Organized by: Milan Gurung
Milan Gurung via Crowdrise
May 03, 2015
KEEPING MEMORIES ALIVE:
Dear all, Namaste!
I am Milan Gurung originally from the village of Lapse Bhangeri of Srinathkot Village Development Committee (VDC) in Gorkha District of Nepal. I currently live in Boston, USA with my beautiful wife Sarada and my little angel daughter Misa.
The recent massive earthquake (magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale) that shook many parts of Nepal and the neighboring countries brought widespread destruction and devastation to many people, villages and cities.
My heart goes out to everyone affected by this catastrophe. I pray for strength in this time of pain, I pray for peace to the lives claimed by this quake, I pray for solidarity and support to all those affected, I pray for peace to all the suffering that has come about, I pray for hope to a swift recovery from this calamity.
This earthquake with the epicenter in between Lamjung and Gorkha claimed my village to rubble as it did many villages. The continuous aftershocks that followed spread panic and fear to the survivors with no shelter nor safety. With nowhere to go, the people are living out in the open fields with barely enough food, medicine nor basic necessities.
Also hearing that the relief teams did not make it to the villages for several days was one of the most heart wrenching, helpless, desperate and painful feeling I had ever experienced before. All the sweet memories I bear of my growing up days from an infant to adulthood in my village constantly boggled my mind and heart to the extent, I couldn’t sleep nor focus on anything. How can I be of help? ....this moment of painful crisis has become the foremost priority to me and my family for now.
Though I am heavily involved in our communal fund raising efforts, today, I have decided to start fund raising for my village Srinathkot VDC, Gorkha as well. I feel a rush of happiness after making this decision. In order to directly help the affected families by providing the basic needs such as tents, blankets, food and medicine, I hereby humbly request for your generosity.
Please help the impacted by donating and joining hands to this fund raising campaign.