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KCC organizes fundraiser for quake relief in Nepal


Kapiolani Community College’s International Cafe students are organizing an on-campus fundraiser to help victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Food, entertainment and items for sale will be available at the event slated for noon to 3 p.m. Thursday in the college’s cafeteria entry area. A Boy’s Day Carp will be used to collect messages of hope, which will be sent with donations to Nepal.

Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed thousands of people, with devastation stretching from Kathmandu to small villages and to the slopes of Mount Everest, where an avalanche buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers.

International Cafe is an intercultural service group. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be sent to the America Nepal Medical Foundation.

“This is an organization run by Nepali doctors working in the U.S. And some of their American colleagues. They have been working in Nepal since 1997 and have a stellar reputation. They are working together with Real Medical Foundation to get supplies sent to Nepal,” said Anna Stirr, an assistant professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Stirr, along with KCC Japanese language professor Linda Fujikawa and Ram Kumar, a member of the Society of Nepalese of Hawaii, are helping to organize the fundraiser. For information, contact Fujikawa at or 554-8205.

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