|On April 25th 2015, Nepal was struck with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Since then, there have been over a 100 powerful after-shock tremors causing devastation and raising havoc across much of the country. About 5000 people have already been confirmed dead and the death toll continues to rise. The UNICEF has estimated that at least 940,000 children in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.|
|We are greatly saddened and grieved by the loss of life and property caused by this catastrophic natural disaster. Nepal is currently in dire need of volunteers, funds, and other resources. With the influx of relief funds cropping up and the difficulty in ensuring that funds immediately reach the victims, we deeply encourage everyone to do his or her research on efficient and sustainable ways to help, and make a decision based on what makes the most sense to you. Regardless of where and how you choose to make a contribution, we are grateful.|
|Pashchimi is partnering with the following leading organizations in the bay area for raising money and awareness for relief.|
|Computer Association of Nepal USA - aka Global Nepali Professional Network (www.gnpn.org) is a 501 © (3) tax-exempt collaborative organization, founded and run by expat Nepalese professionals like you and me. They are sending a few of their leaders to Nepal (at their personal expense). Beyond the immediate rescue, relief, and resource needs, which our funds will target in the first phase, our goal is to sustain long term rehabilitation of earthquake victims.|
|Motherland Nepal – a California licensed non-profit (501c) organization based in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, established in 2002 with the goal to promote and preserve the social aspects of the Nepalese in America as well as to enhance the relationship between the American and Nepalese communities, education to poor students, conflict sufferers, protection of the human rights and establishment of peace and democracy in Nepal and establishing various social, educational and cultural activities in the Bay Area.|
|Both these organizations have taken an active role to work at grassroots level at the impacted locations. They have sent volunteers, money, clothes, tents, etc, from here. Their leaders have personally travelled / are traveling to Nepal. They are not only working in Kathmandu, but also going to deep rural areas where adequate aids have still not reached.|
If you want to donate cash, please click our "make a donation" link above to make an online donation or send a check to "Pashchimi" at the following address:
2830 Garden Creek Circle
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Pashchimi is also collecting tents, blankets, medicines and clothes. Call any of the following if you want to donate any of these items,
Soumendra (408) 772-2889
Suv (408) 203-7265
Pashchimi is partnering with Sankara Eye Foundation to bring you Sensational Shaan – live in concert, on Friday, May 22 at the Flint Center. Also with him will be Ambili Menon, and the 2015 Li’l Champ winners Gagan Gaonkar and Arunita Kanjilal.
Please click here for purchasing tickets or to get more details.