Responding to Nepal

Following the tragic earthquake in Nepal, member colleges and universities are responding compassionately. The people of Nepal need prayers and financial support now in order to heal, but they will also need continuing resources in the future to rebuild. Here are a few examples of how some of our member colleges are reaching out to help:

  • Caldwell University held a candlelight walk and program to support its 33 students and many alumni from Nepal.  Speakers at the program included Hritesh Regmi, a student from Nepal, and Dr. Nancy Blattner, president of the University.  Caldwell students have set up a Facebook page, “Caldwell University Prays for Nepal“, raising over $10,000 for the America Nepal Medical Foundation.
  • The Office of International Enrollment and Affairs at Gannon University set up a prayer space with prayer flags, candles, and paper to write encouraging messages showing their support for the earthquake survivors.
  • CRS Universities such as University of Dayton and Marywood University are connecting their campuses with prayer resources, giving information, and links to the CRS donation page in order to contribute to short-term relief and long-term efforts in Nepal.
  • Villanova University CRS Campus Ambassadors held “Fuel Up for Nepal” during finals–giving away fair trade coffee and chocolate at the library while collecting donations for the relief effort in Nepal.
  • Jesuit universities across the country are holding prayer vigils, taking up collections, and offering masses for the people in Nepal.

Is your campus offering support to survivors of the Nepal earthquake? Contact us at accu@accunet.org and let us know how your college or university is involved.

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