A massive magnitude-7.9 earthquake has devastated Nepal – USGS estimates human casualties to cross 10,000 and economic losses of more than Nepal’s GDP ($19.3 Billion in 2013).

Context

The Nepali Students’ Association at MIT (MITeri) is joining hands with Help Nepal Network (HeNN) USA, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization working in Nepal since 1999, to support humanitarian efforts on the ground. With this fund, the Nepal team will procure relief materials such as tents, food, and water, and organize transportation to dispatch items to the affected areas as soon as possible. We seek your contribution in immediate, intermediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts.

Donations

$37107 of $100K
$17159 + $6389.92 + $8558 + $5000
Web + Booth + GoFundMe + Checks
$50
Margo Collett
2 years ago
This is a holiday gift for Jeffrey Ravel, Head of the History Section
$75
Anonymous
2 years ago
In celebration of Naomi Baskins-Ravel\'s Bat Matzvah on October 31, 2015 (please notify her at 49 Kilgore Ave., Medford, MA 02155
$175
Jada Guo
2 years ago
I would like to donate my Birthday Party Gift to Nepal\'s Earthquake victims. It takes a long time to rebuild homes. Wish you all the best!
$50
Ted McKinnon
2 years ago
$200
Anonymous
2 years ago
$159
Anonymous
2 years ago
Class Donation
$40
Harold Kyle
2 years ago
Proceeds from EMBA \'16 shirt sale, part 2 of 3
$25
C. David Stuber
2 years ago
Class of \'57, Course II. I have been to Nepal three times - in \'98, \'00 and in \'05.
$100
Seth Goldstein
2 years ago
Great Work!
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Satya & Rachel Misra
2 years ago
Best wishes and prayers for meaningful and timely relief efforts.
$200
Asad Madni
2 years ago
$50
Michael Brown
2 years ago
$110
Claudia Doblinger
2 years ago
$500
Richard Hynes
2 years ago
$30
Marvin Palavicini
2 years ago
$30
Anonymous
2 years ago
$210
Harold Kyle
2 years ago
Proceeds from EMBA \'16 shirt sale, part 1 of 3
$50
Sok and Murali Annavaram
2 years ago
Our friend at MIT told us about this organization.
$300
Achamma Chandersekaran
2 years ago
In Memory of my husband, C.S. Chandersekaran
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$25
Patricia Weinmann
2 years ago
$20
European Club
2 years ago
$25
Aboubacar Traore
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$75
Hanieh Hassanzadeh
2 years ago
$100
Kat Donnelly
2 years ago
We are also sending lots of prayers.
$25
Molly Tankersley
2 years ago
$40
Masoud Shafa
2 years ago
$50
Renee Robins
2 years ago
I would give more but have already donated via Save the Children. Nepal is such a beautiful country, and my heart goes out to the Nepalese.
$15
Anonymous
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Jessica Karnis
2 years ago
$5
Anonymous
2 years ago
$200
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
U. V.
2 years ago
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$20
Maxine Jonas
2 years ago
$20
Will DeKrey
2 years ago
$5
Gita Perkins
2 years ago
$200
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
European Club
2 years ago
I really hope the money goes directly to the ones in need at Nepal and not the government or non-profit overheads. Thank you so much
$30
Anonymous
2 years ago
$5
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
changjin hong
2 years ago
I hope they recover soon from the earthquake.
$15
Anonymous
2 years ago
Thank you for organizing!
$412
Anonymous
2 years ago
These are the funds raised by the 15.S10 class
$500
Dean Minor
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
My heart goes out to all who were affected by this disaster
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Naoki Matsunaga
2 years ago
As a Japanese, I wanted to help people who suffered from earthquake.
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$20
Lily Keyes
2 years ago
$35
Anonymous
2 years ago
$20
Katsuhiro Nose
2 years ago
$20
Yoong Keok Lee
2 years ago
$50
Adetayo, O Bamiduro
2 years ago
God bless Nepal
$35
European Club
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Dominique Altarejos
2 years ago
Thinking of all those in Nepal
$25
Clare Abreu
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$20
Lynne Levine
2 years ago
$20
Alex Whigham
2 years ago
$20
European Club
2 years ago
$250
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Yogish Gopala
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$25
Alexander Subtelny
2 years ago
$10
Juan Castrillon
2 years ago
$30
Anonymous
2 years ago
$35
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Jenny Chen
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$30
Zichao Du
2 years ago
$108
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Moe Thida
2 years ago
I felt so sorry for this disaster happened to Nepalese people. Wish you can build up shortly.
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$16
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Jonathan Tebes
2 years ago
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Alan Turetsky
2 years ago
Hopefully all the money will go directly to the people who were victims of this deadly disaster.
$10
Deborah Pohlmann
2 years ago
$30
Michelle Victora
2 years ago
$75
John and Leslie Lamar
2 years ago
$5
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
Thanks so much for setting this up, just so devastating.
$30
Jennifer Tang
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Julian Wright
2 years ago
$5
Nina Yang
2 years ago
$25
European Club
2 years ago
$10
European Club
2 years ago
$64
Yu-Pu Wang
2 years ago
$150
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Matthew Orton
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Subarna Basnet
2 years ago
$500
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Bernd Widdig
2 years ago
$100
William Doerr
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
reese joshi
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$5
Michelle Anand
2 years ago
$20
European Club
2 years ago
$2
Anonymous
2 years ago
$5
European Club
2 years ago
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$25
Anne McCants
2 years ago
$50
Srivatsa Bhat
2 years ago
$100
Igor Kadota
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$250
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Ezgi Karaca
2 years ago
$100
Shicong Xie
2 years ago
$5
European Club
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
N
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Yoon Jung
2 years ago
$20
European Club
2 years ago
$20
Deanna Buttaro
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$200
Hao Zhang
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
God bless you and all is and will be well
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$25
European Club
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$8
Jessie Zhao
2 years ago
$20
European Club
2 years ago
To be matched by the European Club
$100
Gregory Stephanopoulos
2 years ago
Happy to help
$50
European Club
2 years ago
$20
Emir Aviles Pagan
2 years ago
$10
European Club
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Gerry Cronin
2 years ago
$25
Andre Rachik
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Shailesh Gongal
2 years ago
Great job MITeri!!
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Jeremy Gregory
2 years ago
$10
European Club
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Anonymous
2 years ago
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Ali-Amir Aldan
2 years ago
$200
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2 years ago
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Alexandra Naba
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
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2 years ago
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Elizabeth Alvarez
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Zareen Choudhury
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$200
Sandeep Niwas
2 years ago
$30
Paul Garzon
2 years ago
$50
Michael Carter
2 years ago
$50
Carman Li
2 years ago
$5
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Erika Korowin
2 years ago
$30
Xu Zhang
2 years ago
Wish Nepal all the best!
$100
Erinc Hallacli
2 years ago
$40
Elana Berger
2 years ago
$30
Rebecca Taft
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10 may not be much, but if everyone donates even just a few dollars, it will all add up!
$50
Mengran Xue
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$30
Shachar Itzhaky
2 years ago
$10
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2 years ago
$10
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2 years ago
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2 years ago
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2 years ago
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2 years ago
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Francisco caballero
2 years ago
$100
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2 years ago
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Joseph Hirsh
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Thomas Poinot
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$40
Anonymous
2 years ago
$20
Linh Le
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Eugene Oh
2 years ago
$30
Shreya Saxena
2 years ago
$200
Alex C
2 years ago
For Nepal Earthquake Relief
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Lily Zhang
2 years ago
$20
Anthony Souffrant
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$20
Mike Lu
2 years ago
$50
David Benjamin
2 years ago
$75
Chris Burge
2 years ago
Our hearts are with you
$300
Anonymous
2 years ago
This includes a contribution from my father who wanted to help out too. Thoughts and prayers with Nepal.
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
$50
Qingkai Liang
2 years ago
Be strong! Everything will be fine!
$15
Anonymous
2 years ago
$200
Christine Pilcavage
2 years ago
Prayers across the miles. We are all thinking of you.
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$1
Anonymous
2 years ago
$5
Lucy Yang
2 years ago
$50
Marzieh Parandehgheibi
2 years ago
$50
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Steve Pieper
2 years ago
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2 years ago
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2 years ago
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2 years ago
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Anonymous
2 years ago
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Georgia-Evangelia Katsargyri
2 years ago
$3
Ketian Zhang
2 years ago
Bless
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Anonymous
2 years ago
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Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$500
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
#NepalStrong
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Anonymous
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
thank you for doing this. prayers to Nepal.
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Chau Vu
2 years ago
I am very sorry to hear the news and hope Nepal survivors will soon recover from their losses.
$50
Megan Bonney
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Leslie Price
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Anonymous
2 years ago
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Thanh Nguyen
2 years ago
hope it helps Nepal a bit
$20
Lorraine Ling
2 years ago
$100
Anonymous
2 years ago
$25
Anasuya Mandal
2 years ago
$20
Emily Moberg
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$25
Chandrani Mondal
2 years ago
My heart goes out to Nepal.
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
Let the world be as one
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Rebekah Bjork
2 years ago
$20
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Chinmay Hegde
2 years ago
$25
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Anonymous
2 years ago
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Nadia Polikarpova
2 years ago
$50
Veronica Thom
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Matthew & Annamarie Hoey
2 years ago
$100
Berthold Horn
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
$10
Anonymous
2 years ago
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Anonymous
2 years ago
$100
Jessica Fujimori
2 years ago
$100
Dr & Mrs Jose Alanis
2 years ago
$100
Jeff Ravel
2 years ago
Excellent work, MITeri!
$20
Carol Carol
2 years ago
$10
Surya Tripathi
2 years ago
#PrayingForNepal
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Christina McMellon
2 years ago
$1
Anonymous
2 years ago
Stay strong Nepal! We will bounce back!

Updates

'Hack-for-Nepal Buildathon'

Posted 2 years ago
In conjunction with MIT Media Lab, MITeri co-hosted Hack for Nepal, a hackathon-inspired brainstorming session to discuss and share ideas for Nepal’s recovery, on May 1. You can read the featured story on Medium. A follow-up session will soon be organized in the near future, details of which will be posted here. Tech-savvy members of the MIT community and beyond are welcome to attend.

Latest Updates from Help Nepal Network

Posted 2 years ago
Our partner organization for dispatching relief supplies to the hardest-hit districts, Help Nepal Network (HeNN), has been providing updates on a regular basis via their Facebook page. Help Nepal Network uses its own Trust Fund to cover administrative costs so that every penny you donate goes towards sending tents, food, medical supplies and other necessities to the affected areas. You can review their overhead policy here. We encourage you to follow their progress on the ground and help MITeri continue its fundraising efforts. Please share our link with your friends, colleagues and family members. When possible, please ask your company to match the charitable donation. Thank you.

Relief efforts on ground

Posted 2 years ago
The organization that we are sending 100 percent of our processed donations, Help Nepal Network (HeNN), is actively working on ground to supply relief materials. All the donations go to charity and not to administrative costs. We are regularly communicating with them about their efforts. Read this latest update from HeNN's facebook page that details their work on May 2nd and 3rd. To read updates about their work before that, see their facebook page. For further updates, please like the page.

Thank you!

Posted 2 years ago
We are being overwhelmed by the support and efforts shown by the MIT community. We have almost reached one-fourth of our goal. We would like to thank MISTI-India, MIT Music and Theater Arts, MIT Ohms, Japanese Association at MIT, MIT European club, and other groups that have supported us in our fundraising efforts.   Beyond groups, the support of individual MIT students is incredible --vast majority of the donors we have had are students.. Thank you for taking time to donate at booths or online, even with your busy schedule with finals nearing.  

Change in Fundraising Platform

Posted 2 years ago
To comply with MIT internal policies governing the use of student groups in fundraising and to channel 100% of donations to charity without losing contributions to platform and processing fees, we (MITeri) have decided to set up our own website for collecting donations. The initial fundraiser on GoFundMe will stop once it has reached its goal.
The donations you make on this website directly go to Help Nepal Network USA (HeNN), a US-based 501(c)(3) organization that is working on the ground. Given its track record in assisting natural disaster victims in Nepal, commitment to transparency and leadership that includes several MIT alumni, we trust the organization to understand and respond to the needs in the most effective way. We will continue working with HeNN to ensure that the funds are judiciously utilized.
 

Beyond Donations

While the simplest way to help immediate relief is sending money, there are other ways to assist, such as volunteering your skills, technical expertise and labor. Please check these websites, some run by MIT and Harvard Nepali alumni, for more information about the situation on the ground and how you can lend a hand:

We will need your continued support in the long road to recovery and reconstruction. Thank you.

Events

Booths

Posted 2 years ago
Our booths will be set up at MIT in student center on Monday and Tuesday and in lobby 10 on Wednesday, to collect funds in cash, techcash, Venmo, and debit/credit cards. We will be there until 5 pm on Wednesday, May 6th. For Venmo, you can pay to "MITeri Nepali Student Association".

Contact

Please use the following form or drop a line on miteri@mit.edu to contact us. We will respond as soon as possible.

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