Rebuilding Nepal: Princeton Community Relief Effort

Monday, May 4, 2015
by Gwen McNamara, Communications Coordinator

Since April 25, Nepal has been devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks. Princeton University students are currently working with the Office of Religious Life, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, and Princeton in Asia to fundraise for short-term relief efforts and long-term reconstruction. The students have extensively researched and critically reflected on where our funds will be most effective. Based on the criteria detailed below the students have currently identified two organizations: Care Nepal and Sarvodaya (Teach for Nepal)

If you would like to donate to this campaign please do so via Indiegogo* at Princeton Supports Nepal. Visit Facebook if you would like to find out more about the campaign.

The student fundraiser is accepting cash, checks and credit card donations at a Rebuilding Nepal table on the 100 Level of the Frist Campus Center and at other campus events as well.  The Rebuilding Nepal table will accept donations from 2-4 PM and 8-10 PM May 4-8 and May 11-15. More than $1,500 has already been raised through tabling and at Lawnparties.

A benefit concert will be held Thursday, May 14 at 8 PM on the Frist South Lawn. All are welcome and a $7 donation is suggested. 

In addition to Care Nepal and Teach for Nepal, the student team is working to connect with other local organizations in the following weeks that meet these criteria:

  • Has a positive history of working in Nepal before the earthquake.
  • Prioritizes providing services and supplies to those suffering outside of Kathmandu and in rural areas close to the epicenter.
  • Has Nepali staff and volunteers on the ground.
  • Addresses both immediate and long-term relief efforts.
  • Is an accountable and transparent 501(c)3 registered organization.
  • Is designating donated funds specifically for relief in Nepal.

If you have any questions or would like to become involved in the fundraising efforts, please contact: Asmod Karki ‘16 at akarki@princeton.edu.

*Through Indiegogo 100 percent of your contribution will go to relief efforts. Indiegogo will not be deducting any fees.