North Texas Volunteers Taking Supplies, Aid to Nepal

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IRVING - Earthquake relief efforts in Nepal are about to get a little help from North Texas. About 20 volunteers, most of them Nepalese, who live in the area are taking donated food, medicine, and other supplies to the devastated nation.

"We're also going as a medical team," said Gyanendra Bhattarai, who flew down from Oklahoma to join the group. "We're thinking to do a camp, so we can treat people and give them medicine."

For Bhattarai and many of the others on the team, the disaster hit close to home.

"We all had family" in Nepal, he said. "My mom, dad, my sister, and their kids. They were okay, but they just live outside in tents because there was an aftershock and they're scared to go back to their home."

The Nepalese Society of Texas says donations of money and supplies, and especially airfare and shipping for those supplies, will go a long way to help.

"We'd like to request everybody help us in this hard time," Bhattarai said. "We'd really appreciate any kind of help."

To donate money or find out where to send supplies, visit ournst.org.

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