The Nepalese Student Society of Carbondale is hosting a dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Gaia house.
The death toll in Nepal has exceeded 7,500 and continues to rise after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25.
Ramesh Neupane, a doctoral candidate in higher education from Nepal, said authentic Nepalese cuisine will be served, and the group is accepting a minimum donation of $10 to attend.
“Rotary club of Carbondale Breakfast and the Saluki Rotaract group came to us about this idea,” Neupane said. “They usually have it every month and they want to do it this time for Nepal and Nepalese people.”
The Nepalese Student Society will also host a yoga class on Friday at 101 S. Graham Ave. in Carbondale from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., again with a minimum donation of $10. The money will be deposited into the Nepal earthquake relief fund.
A GoFundMe.com page was created by the students to send back home, and has raised nearly $2,500.
Other organizations involved with tomorrow night’s dinner are the Rotary Club of Carbondale, Advanced Energy Solutions and the Gaia house.
Evan Jones can be reached at [email protected]