From CNN coverage to likes and support of several celebrities, Prabal Gurung’s Nepal earthquake relief fundraiser is pouring in a massive support.
One of the world’s most popular fashion designers, Gurung has appeared on CNN this afternoon to speak about his relief efforts and request more help for Nepal earthquake relief. Here’s the five minutes long video of him speaking on CNN.
The Nepal born global celebrity has been supported globally from his fans, followers and friends. He has been able to raise more than $285,000+ at the time of this writing. Aimed to raise $500,00 the funds will be used by his Shikshya Foundation based in Nepal for the earthquake relief.
Prabal Gurung immediately started the fundraiser after the disaster on Saturday. His Instagram image caption appealing help reads “”URGENT!! Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Donate & spread the message. Every dollar counts. #repost #PrayForNepal #HelpNepal.”
URGENT!! Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Donate & spread the message. Every dollar counts. #repost #PrayForNepal #HelpNepal For the link, click on bio. Hundreds of people have been killed by a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. There is widespread devastation across Nepal. The death toll, approaching 1,000, continues to rise as search and rescue efforts are underway in Kathmandu and across the country. People are still trapped under collapsed buildings in Kathmandu, and there is no way to accurately guess how many are in need throughout the other cities and thousands of villages at this time. The immediate need on the ground is for medical support, search and rescue, emergency shelters and food and water among many other things. As the days, weeks and months go by and after the humanitarian needs are addressed, Nepal will need to begin the healing and rebuilding process. The magnitude of the damage is still being assessed, but hundreds of buildings have collapsed including many homes and many of Nepal’s ancient and iconic temples and monuments. Your donations will go through my organization, Shikshya Foundation Nepal (www.shikshyafoundationnepal.org), and we will distribute 100% of the funds accordingly based on the latest needs on the ground. Please donate generously and spread the word. We will continue to provide updates and information regarding the allocation of funds. Thank you all for your support.
Here’s more help shown from his friends including Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Andy Cohen and more.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 26, 2015
Time to help our friends in Nepal who are in the midst of a terrible tragedy https://t.co/1tUxvEjF9r
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 26, 2015
— Rachel Zoe (@RachelZoe) April 25, 2015
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 27, 2015
— Hilary Rhoda (@HilaryHRhoda) April 26, 2015
Serious efforts from celebrities like Prabal Gurung can indeed be powerful in generating support for Nepal’s most needy earthquake relief at the moment.
Thank you Prabal Gurung for your efforts. Stay Strong Nepal!