DNKL creates releif fund to help Nepal earthquake survivors

The Sellangkatti village in the Sindhupalhok region of Nepal before the earthquake.

The Sellangkatti village in the Sindhupalhok region of Nepal before the earthquake.

Datenpa Sherpa, a former monk at Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL) Tibetan Buddhist center in Redding whose ordained name was Ngwang Phuntsok, comes from Sellangkatti village in the Sindhupalhok region of Nepal. The Sindhupalhoka region has suffered the highest per capita death rate from the devastating earthquake on April 25.

The Sellangkatti village in the Sindhupalhok region of Nepal after the earthquake.

The Sellangkatti village in the Sindhupalhok region of Nepal after the earthquake.

As of May 1, 2,071 deaths were reported in that region alone. Despite the great need, aid has been slow coming to the remote, rural areas of Nepal. The roads are impassable and all aid must be brought by helicopter.

In fulfillment of its humanitarian mission, DNKL created a relief fund to help meet the basic survival needs of the Nepalis of Sellangkatti village and neighboring communities. Please mail tax-deductible contribution to the fund to DNKL at 30 Putnam Park Road, Redding, CT  06896.  The check should be made payable to “DNKL “ and write “ERF_Nepal” in the memo area.

On Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. there will be a special, interfaith prayer service and then a presentation by Datenpa Sherpa about the conditions in Nepal and how your donations can help. Call 203-664-1574 or email [email protected] with any questions.

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