Nepalese Student Asks for Help in Wake of Tragedy

Shanti Tamang, an SCC student originally from Nepal, has asked the SCC Community consider making a donation to one of four charities that are assisting in the aftermath of the violent earthquake that occurred in that country over the weekend.

A 7.8 Magnitude earthquake shook the region on Saturday, causing widespread devastation and approximately 2,000 deaths. Shanti’s mother and father still live in Kathmandu, the country’s capital. They were contacted in the hours immediately after the quake and found to be fine. Shanti said that a cousin’s house was destroyed during the shaking, but that none of her family was seriously injured.

However, many areas have lost electricity, people have not returned to their homes but are living in tent cities, there is little usable water, and a shortage of food.

Several charitable agencies have begun working in the Nepal region to assist those harmed. They include, the American Red Cross, Save the Children, Unicef, and Oxfam America. Shanti is hoping students and staff will consider making a donation to any of the four charities to help them provide necessities for the Nepalese people.

Shanti will be in the quad on People’s Day (May 7) asking people to make donations.