Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Raising

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Dear Friends, Colleagues and well-wishers of Nepal,

We are deeply moved by the devastating earthquake on April 25th, 2015 and the aftershocks that have continued to hit Nepal ever since. At this moment of unimaginable tragedy, your overwhelming support has touched our hearts and helped us gather strength to bounce back.

We appreciate every prayer and every penny that you have generously donated. Now, we are moving forward to support the highly impacted areas of Northern Gorkha (epicenter of the earthquake), where over 50% of the houses have been destroyed and everyone is displaced. Unfortunately, relief efforts have been terribly slow to reach there.

Please donate today:

How:     Go here:

Info:      For information about donating supplies, volunteering, or questions, please email: uwnepal@uw.edu

Currently, NSA is planning to partner with Bhume JanaKalyam Samaj, a non-profit organization based in Kathmandu and actively working in the highly impacted areas in Gorkha. The funds will be used to buy tents, space blankets and food that will be distributed to the people in the affected areas. A portion of the funds will also go towards rebuilding the region.

Please stand with us in this time of need

Nepal Earthquake in the news

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CNN has the latest news regarding the earthquake in Nepal here.

UW Health Science NewsBeat reports on the response of the Nepalese Student Association at the UW to the earthquake here.

The New York Times talk about the dire situation in the villages of Nepal here.

The BBC talks about the role being played by the Nepal Army in the rescue efforts here.

Nature has its report on the earthquake here.

Letter From the President

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Dear members of the University community,

The devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday and its unyielding aftershocks are tragic and catastrophic. Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected, including the UW’s Nepalese Students Association and our community members who have family and friends in the region. Over the years, countless UW faculty, students and alumni have studied Nepal’s cultural and geographic treasures, and this disaster reverberates across our globe-spanning Husky network. It is also a sobering reminder of the awesome power of nature and the potential damage a major earthquake can wreak on a region.

Many individuals have asked how to help. The UW is aligning with a statewide disaster relief campaign through the UW Combined Fund Drive. Contributions to any of thenonprofit organizations listed here or the Nepalese Student Association fund will help to raise the billions of dollars it will take to provide essential support. Thank you for your concern — and compassion.

Sincerely,
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Ana Mari Cauce
Interim President
Professor of Psychology and American Ethnic Studies

About NSA-UW

The Nepalese Student Association at the University of Washington is responsible for the following:

  • Promote culture, hospitality, and scholarship among the communities of the University of Washington who are interested to learn more about Nepal.
  • Foster better understanding and friendship with the people of the host country and other nationals by depicting and communicating Nepalese life and culture through various social and cultural activities.
  • Extend all possible help and cooperation to all Nepalese Students of the University of Washington in such cases as may be deemed necessary by all the members of the executive committee.