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Caldwell University students raise over $16K to help earthquake ravaged Nepal

 

Nepali Students with Cheques for Nepal Earthquake relief
Nepali Students with Cheques for Nepal Earthquake relief

Nepali Students with Cheques for Nepal Earthquake relief

Caldwell Students Utsav Dhakal, Yashant Gyawali, Bivo Kasaju, and Upama Shrestha, Director of Student Engagement Timothy Kessler-Cleary, Students Tulaja Shrestha, Sudin Shakya and Hritesh Regmi share the good news of having raised over $16,000.00 to help with humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal.

Local areas donate funds to help earthquake struck Nepal
Local areas donate funds to help earthquake struck Nepal

Local areas donate funds to help earthquake struck Nepal

Caldwell University student Sudin Shakya, Aquinas Academy Principal Sister Lena Picillo, O.P., Caldwell student Hritesh Regmi , Aquinas Academy students Crystal Persaud and Milan James, and Aquinas Academy teacher and Caldwell University alum Lindsay Hulin ’14, The students at Aquinas also raised money to help with the relief efforts in Nepal.

Dr Blattner presented with a check to help support relief efforts in Nepal
Dr Blattner presented with a check to help support relief efforts in Nepal

Dr Blattner presented with a check to help support relief efforts in Nepal

Joan Marie Bellotti, a teacher at High Tech High School in North Bergen, presents Caldwell University President Nancy Blattner with a check to support the relief efforts in Nepal.

Area Organizations Reach Out to Support

Caldwell, N.J., – Caldwell University students have raised over $16,000 to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the 7.8 earthquake that slammed Nepal on April 25.

After the quake hit, students and several alumni from Nepal began fundraising for their “Caldwell University Prays for Nepal” project. The students organized events and the campus community and area organizations responded with great generosity. Proceeds from their project will benefit the America Nepal Medical Foundation.

Caldwell University Nepalese students Sudin Shakya, Hritesh Regmi and Assistant Director of Student Engagement Meghan Moran recently visited Aquinas Academy in Livingston to discuss the earthquake and the fundraising project with 6th grade students. The Aquinas students presented Caldwell with a check for $1,125.00 that the elementary school students had raised. The event was organized by Lindsay Hulin, a teacher at Aquinas and an alum of Caldwell, and Sister Lena Picillo, principal at Aquinas and a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell.

Joan Marie Bellotti, an English teacher at High Tech High School in North Bergen, recently presented Caldwell University President Blattner with a check for $1196.50, monies that Bellotti and the Tech High students had raised to support the relief efforts.

The Sisters of St. Dominic at St. Catherine of Siena Convent and St. Aloysius Parish in Caldwell also made generous donations.

Hritesh Regmi, who is entering his junior year at the university, said the response from the community “has been extraordinary and we are incredibly grateful.”