A devastating earthquake has hit Nepal with the death toll in the thousands. Please help us aid Nepal in immediate relief.
At 11.56am (local time) on Saturday 25th April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake centred 78 Km west of Kathmandu, Nepal causing widespread and devastating damage throughout the country. Although the news of damage is unfolding hourly, so far more than 2000 people are reported to have died and hundreds of thousands people have been rendered homeless. Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society (NNZFS) in Canterbury works for betterment of the Nepalese community both in New Zealand and in Nepal. As a part of donation drive, NNZFS, in partnership with the Student Volunteer Army, is working towards supporting the earthquake victims in Nepal. Please donate generously to the victims of this disaster and help for a noble cause.
All money raised will go directly to effected community in need from the Earthquake.
Candlelight Vigil 29 April 2015
Despite the stall at Westfield Riccarton currently being on hold until Friday, the effort towards raising money for the victims have continued. The Give a Little link is fast approaching $30,000 thanks to the current 407 generous donors. Other stalls have also even increased in funds raised from the past few days.
In addition to the current fundraising efforts, there will also be a solidarity event this Friday to make a statement standing together for those in Nepal. As there are many locals that have a strong connection to Nepal, the past week has proved to be difficult. Christchurch City Council has given their full support in helping aid the victims:
"There will also be an opportunity for Christchurch residents to stand side-by-side in solidarity with our local Nepalese community who are holding a candlelight vigil on Friday 1 May at 6.30pm in Victoria Square." - Christchurch City Council
We encourage you to attend and continue the generous support that has already been shown.