Please Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, Chicago, IL

[button link=”” newwindow=”yes”] Dear all, This is the final report of the “Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, Chicago, IL”, a coalition of a number of Nepali organizations in the Chicagoland area banded together to raise and disburse funds under the tax-exempt aegis of Chicagoland Nepali Friendship Society. Total revenue of $ 60008.25 has been raised and total disbursement of $ 56060.62 deducting total fund raising expenses of $ 3947.63 has been made to Embassy of Nepal, Washington D.C. to deposit to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund of Nepal Government . Thank you all for your generous donation and support for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.[/button]

[CNFS is 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax deductible]

Paypal and Cash donation List as of 07:00 PM on August 04, 2015

Donation via Check by US Mail – 5841 N Winthrop Ave, Unit 502, Chicago, IL 60660

Dear all,

We are very shocked to hear the tragic news of the loss of thousands of peoples’ lives and property damage due to the devastating and massive earthquake in Nepal. It was measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale and hit Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas at 11:56 AM on Saturday, April 25, 2015. A series of powerful aftershocks followed, some measuring over 6 on the Richter scale, several times in Kathmandu and mainly east of Kathmandu. Officials have said the death toll could exceed 10,000 and there are many injured. Rescue operations are being conducted and relief support has been sent generously from all over the world. Major historical landmarks were damaged or destroyed, avalanches occurred on Mount Everest area; many are still missing and a state of emergency has been declared by the Government.

In response, all Chicagoland social organizations have united together and formed a fund raising committee to help Nepal. We request all social organizations, officials, media and individuals to support the cause, donating as we request below and spreading the word to others. Your small donation will make a big differences in Nepal. Collected fund will be delivered to the Nepal as soon as possible and the donation list will be announced publicly on this page and elsewhere. We are a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax deductible to the extent of IRS tax code.

Members of the core committee with contact information follows. This committee will be the main administrative decision making body for the fund.

Sharda Thapa                     312-953-7192 (Chair)                       Contact email:

Bala Ghimire                      773-710-3795 (Co-chair)

Beni Madhav Kandel      773-370-4013

Bikram Tharu                     773-367-9930

Suman Wosti                     773-386-4006

Shrawan Shrestha           773-208-4085

Jitendra Rana                     773-732-1583

Bhanu Ghimire                  773-916-9635

Tek Raj Poudel                  312-774-2132

 Organizations participating in the meeting were:

Chicagoland Nepali Friendship Society

Non-Resident Nepali Association, Illinois Chapter

Chicagoland Tharu Society

Nepali American Center

Newa American Dabu

America Nepal Society

Tharu Friends

Other social organizations, churches, Nepali businesses, media houses and all Nepalese in Chicagoland

For recent updates:

Update for collecting goods:

“White House coordinated briefing on the situation in Nepal on 04/29/2015 morning. I am recommending that the volunteers who are collecting goods to work towards rationally monetizing the goods the goods that cannot be sent. I am very thankful to the restaurants who agreed to accept on such short notice, unexpected donations. I am recommending to the fundraising committee that we hold off accepting any more goods until a good plan is developed to deal with the goods.”   -Sharda Thapa, Coordinator