Nepal Earthquake: Closer to Home


Nepal Earthquake (Photo Credit: EPA)

What Local MC Students Can do to Help Nepal

    Disaster and devastation struck as a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Currently, the death toll has passed 5,000 people, with more than 10,000 people injured   Countless buildings and lives have been affected. Shortages of basic necessities such as food and water have since increased. Many people have also been left homeless in the aftermath of the tragedy.   The impact of the Nepal earthquake is also being felt locally. Montgomery College student and a native of Nepal, Rasmi Shrestha, said “the past few days have been difficult for the ones stuck in the earthquake in Nepal, and also for the Nepalese living abroad. It has been a heart-wrenching situation and I can’t even express how devastated my relatives and I were when we were not able to contact my mom and other family members for hours.”   However, many around the world and even at Montgomery College are doing what they can to help.   On Thursday, May 7, 2015, there will be a Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser in the Montgomery College Rockville cafeteria.   It will be conducted by students like Rasmi who have been affected by this tragedy and those who want to make a difference and provide for those in immediate need. The organizers of this fundraiser implore the MC community to stop by, donate, and to invite as many people as possible. Donuts, cupcakes and brownies will be given out to generous donors.  Collected donations will be given to CARE and the World Food Programme (WFP). If you would like to donate, stop by between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday.