April 25, 2019  

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Southern Miss Students from Nepal Start Earthquake Relief Drive

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Southern Miss students from Nepal are raising funds to support victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck their homeland April 25.

University of Southern Mississippi students from Nepal are working to raise awareness and support for those affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck their homeland Saturday, April 25.

Khem Raj BC and Pradip Bastola, along with their fellow students and members of the Hattiesburg Nepali Society, have established a gofundme account to help with donations through social media, and are providing contact information for other relief agencies assisting the people of Nepal.

The earthquake resulted in mass destruction and thousands of fatalities, with many more suffering from injuries. Thousands more are feared dead and injured as relief workers attempt to reach remote towns and villages difficult to access because of impassable roads and other infrastructure damaged by the quake. Post-quake tremors have also occurred in the landlocked South Asia nation.

“We request the support of the Southern Miss and Hattiesburg communities in our efforts to secure relief for Nepal,” Khem Raj BC said. “The families of USM Nepalese students are safe, but some have lost their homes in the earthquake. Any support will be greatly appreciated and help our country and its people recover from this disaster.”

To donate to the Nepal gofundme account, visit http://www.gofundme.com/szg82g. For more information, contact Khem Raj BC at Khem.Bc@eagles.usm.edu or Pradip Bastola at pradip.bastola@eagles.usm.edu. Visit the Hattiesburg Nepali Society Facebook page: Hattiesburg Nepali Society (ह्याटिस्बर्ग नेपाली समाज).