Fundraiser at Nelson United Church for Nepali earthquake relief

Fundraiser at Nelson United Church for Nepali earthquake relief

A traditional Nepalese dinner will be part of the fundraiser this Saturday, June 6, at the United Church.

The April 25 and May 12 earthquakes in Nepal have caused more than 8,800 deaths,19,000 injuries and displaced another 450,000 people. The process of rebuilding and grieving is just beginning and will take years to complete. Local community members are putting on an event both to raise funds for post-earthquake relief support and celebrate Nepali culture.

The event will be held on Saturday, June 6 at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica St.) with doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a typical and traditional meal of Nepal — dal bhat tarkari (rice, curry and dal), as well as chai and a dessert to finish off.

Tickets are available at Otter Books at $25 per adult and $10 for kids, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders and Child Haven.