Faculty, staff and students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) are set to raise funds for Nepal earthquake relief on Wednesday, April 29. UTHSC will collect donations from all members of the Memphis Medical Center community and greater Memphis who wish to donate. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., UTHSC team members will accept donations of cash and checks in the lobby of the General Education Building, located at 8 S. Dunlap Street (southeast corner of Dunlap and Madison Avenue, across from Health Sciences Park).
On Saturday, April 25, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia, suffered a major earthquake, magnitude 7.8, followed rapidly by a series of more than 60 intense aftershocks. With many villages cut off from help and the government’s lack of rescue equipment, access to food, water and aid are severely hindered. The country has been described as “overwhelmed” and “on a war footing” as it tries to help survivors. The death toll, injuries and property damage continue to mount.
“At times like this, we know the UTHSC community is moved to act and to help in any way we can,” said UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab. “Join us on Wednesday, as we combine our resources to help those in jeopardy from this natural disaster and its aftermath. No donation is too small. Every dollar we raise will make a difference to people in need.”
All proceeds from the fund-raising drive will be donated to the Red Cross. Donations by check should be made payable to the American Red Cross, with Nepal Earthquake Relief written on the memo line. For more information, call (901) 448-1164 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.