The Nepali Student Association at UC Berkeley organized a vigil Wednesday night to raise awareness and funds after the April 25 earthquake that killed thousands and has devastated many parts of the country.
People began gathering on Sproul Plaza shortly before 7:00 p.m. after which they marched in silence to the area in front of Wheeler Hall where they lit candles and arranged them to spell “Stay Strong Nepal.” The organizers then photographed the group around the candles from overhead, using a drone. They hope to use the images to bring attention to the plight of the victims of the quake.
Berkeleyside sent photographer David Yee to document the event.
There are several verified agencies working in the hardest hit areas of Nepal to bring supplies to survivors, including the Berkeley-based Seva Foundation.
Berkeley nonprofit Seva establishes relief fund for Nepal (04.29.15)
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