Local restaurant hosts fundraiser for Nepal earthquake relief

Those who were looking for a bite in Honolulu were given the opportunity to contribute monetary donations to support recovery efforts in Nepal.

With death toll from the massive earthquake climbing past 7,000, and with more than 14,000 reported injured, there is a great need for aid.

On Sunday, the Society of Nepalese of Hawaii (SNEHA) held a fundraising event from lunch time to 8 p.m. at the Himalayan Kitchen in Kaimuki.

The restaurant serves traditional dishes from Nepal and India.

“The 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused massive destruction, devastation in Nepal. So people need all kinds of help, food, shelter, tarps, medicines, water. So people are in distress right now so any kind of help we can give will be appreciated by people there,” said SNEHA’s Kabi Neupane.

The organization is working with non-profits on the ground in Nepal to provide necessities ranging from food to medical supplies.

The chef of Himalayan Kitchen plans to travel to Nepal this week to help in the recovery efforts.

Click here for more information. To donate to SNEHA’s relief efforts, click here.

Online donations are also being accepted by the American Red Cross. Use the drop-down menu to select Nepal Earthquake Relief.

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