North Texas Teens Raising Money for Nepal Victims

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DALLAS - “One penny can really make a difference in Nepal's life because they are struggling for life.”

Life was a struggle for Reen Dehal in Nepal, where she was born. she remembers standing in long lines just to get water.

“If you didn’t get water in two hours, then we did not get water.”

Reen was 12 when her folks managed to move to Texas, but she still considers Nepal her home. When she saw scenes of devastation only one thing came to mind.

“We need to do something to help them, to make them alright, so we have to give them some hope.”

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake left more than 8,000 people dead and millions homeless. More than a dozen students at Carter Riverside High in Fort Worth, all born in Nepal, decided to raise money to send to survivors.

“They wanted to do more than just educate. They wanted to raise money to send home to their homeland, to really help these people,” said teacher Lori Thompson.

And these teens aren't the only ones in North Texas trying to help.

Krishna Pandey holds the Guinness World Record for spelling backwards and wants to use his notoriety to get folks to donate to Nepal.

"Every dollar, every single dollar you spend here to donate and send to Nepal would make a very big difference," Pandey said.

For those of you who would like to donate, you can either go to Carter Riverside High School's front office or visit their GoFundMe page.