Fundraiser for Nepal

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There has been a natural disaster in our world and the people need our help!

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On April 25th Nepal encountered an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8. This is HUGE!
The devastation caused by the earthquake is massive. More than 7,300 people have been found dead, many are still missing.

Rescue Operations Continue Following Devastating Nepal Earthquake

The earthquake has taken over 130,000 homes from the people of Nepal.

nepal earthquake

They have been left with little to nothing. More than 3 million people are in need of assistance.

A Nepali man carries recovered belongings through the street in the ancient city of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley on April. 28, 2015. Nepal had a severe earthquake on April 25th. Photo by Adam Ferguson for Time

The earthquake has affected 8.1 million people. This is a lot of people!

A man cries as he walks on the street while passing through a damaged statue of Lord Buddha a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 26, 2015. Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after the earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900, and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1AAS7

What can YOU do?!
MacDuffie is going to hold a fundraiser for Nepal to help save lives!
This is no ordinary fundraiser!
It is URGENT!
The people of Nepal need help NOW!

Starting TODAY (5/5/2015) a raffle will be held to win the scarf and necklace seen below:

nepal fundraiser

The raffle will run Wednesday, May 13th. Winning tickets will be read on Thursday, May 14th.

In total this raffle retails at $80 and was generously donated by the shop Ten Thousands Villages in Northampton.
(Remember! Mother’s Day is this weekend!)

The scarf is from India and the necklace is from Bombolulu Kenya. ALL proceeds from the raffle will go straight to the Red Cross relief fund for Nepal.

red cross

The raffle will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6th!

This is not all!

By the end of this week:
We also are going to have a “store” at MacDuffie selling toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, bath towels, and other small amenities that the people of Nepal are in need of!

Here’s how the “store” will work!

YOUR DONATION to Nepal will buy an item that will be shipped to Nepal to give aid to the people. The donation given will also be given to the Red Cross relief fund for Nepal!

If YOU DONATE $5 you will receive a handmade bracelet made in Nepal!
(This also benefits the people who created the bracelets!)

If you would like to help and get involved in the efforts to bring relief to the people of Nepal please see Miss McNerney or Zeynep Erol. We will need help to sell raffle tickets and man the “store”!

Nepal needs all the help they can get to rebuild! Remember! This is an URGENT cause!

Students can buy raffle tickets during assemblies, lunches, and after school. A table will be set up at lunch, Miss McNerney will have tickets available for sale at assembly, and after school they can be purchased in the student center.

Parents who wish to get involved may purchase tickets from the front office during regular school hours.