Nepali Community in Chicago Raise Funds for the Earthquake Victims

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The Nepal earthquake shook everyone and everyone is trying to get in contact with their loved ones in Nepal are trying to make sure that they safe. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake completely destroyed, Nepal and people from Chicago are not only trying to contact their family members caught in the disaster, they are also planning to raise funds and send relief material to Nepal.

The Nepali community in Chicago came together in Chicago Curry House in the South Loop on Sunday. They planned the ways to raise funds and send relief. Most of the people coming to the meeting were able to make sure that their family members were safe and sound. Ramakant Kharel, vice president of the Nepali American Center, said that his family back in Nepal had survived the massive earthquake that struck some 50 miles away from the Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. But he said that the property loss and the increasing death toll had the whole community worried.

Kharel said, “Thankfully, my family members are not injured there, but the Nepalese people are. So we are doing this for them. We are trying to help Nepal and we are praying to God to save the people there.”

Beni Madhav Kandel, president of the Chicagoland Nepali Friendship Society, said that though they were not able to help the people in Nepal by going there, they were doing their best by collecting funds. He said, “My family there survived the quake, but their property was damaged and they have been living outside to avoid any injuries from the aftershocks. Tho… MORE

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