RPI RELIEF: NEPAL
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On Saturday, April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake centered in Katmandu struck and, with the subsequent aftershocks in the region, has led to the deaths of over 6,000 people and the suffering of tens of thousands of others. Several sources for information on the devastation and updated coverage of the rescue and recovery efforts can be found at The New York Times and at The Times of London.
RPI Relief: Nepal is facilitating campus events from April 29 through May 13, 2015 to help raise money for the relief effort. Funds raised for RPI Relief: Nepal will be distributed to the following organizations:
Please contact the Dean of Students Office for questions and for information on having your event posted on this site.
Funds raised including individual donations as of Tuesday, May 5 total $1,700.
APO Fund Drive for UNICEF
Alpha Phi Omega will be having a donation station in the Union from this Wednesday to Friday (4/28 - 5/1) going from 10AM to 4PM. There will be a donation box for cash. If people don't have cash, we will have a large banner so they can sign their name and say "I pledge to donate to Nepal, etc.". They will then put down their name and email address. After each day of tabling, we will send out a mass email with the UNICEF donation link to those who pledged, reminding them to donate. On the first day of the drive, APO raised $217 in cash, and $138 in pledges! A total of $700 was raised from this initiative.
Sodexo Fundraiser for RPI Relief:
From Wednesday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 13, at both the Commons and the Russell Sage Dining Hall, Sodexo Hospitality Services supports the RPI Relief: NEPAL effort for lunch and dinner each day. Just mention at the cash registers that you are supporting the RPI Relief: NEPAL effort.
Students may donate the flex
dollars directly to RPI Relief: NEPAL. Flex
donations can be made in $1 increments at the Commons,
RSDH, McNeil Room, Fathers, Rathskeller, BARH, and
Faculty, Staff and Students (who do not own a
meal plan) will be able to pay $8 per meal for
all-you-can-eat meals in the Commons and RSDH. $6 of
every meal will be donated to the RPI Relief: NEPAL
- Students may donate the flex dollars directly to RPI Relief: NEPAL. Flex donations can be made in $1 increments at the Commons, RSDH, McNeil Room, Fathers, Rathskeller, BARH, and Blitman.
The RPI RELIEF CLIMB for NEPAL
RPI Relief: NEPAL will be hosting a Climb for Nepal at the RPI Approach on Friday, May 8, from 5-7:00 p.m. $202.50 was raised through raffle ticket sales in support of the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal. Participants climbed the RPI Approach and entered their raffle tickets to win prizes. Many thanks to the brothers of Alpha Chi Rho and Sigma Phi Epsilon for grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, and our generous donors for helping make this a successful event.
Prize winners included
- Free parking passes for a year in North Lot (student - Rachel Dass, staff - Holly Steciuk)
- 2 indoor seats for the NY City ballet at SPAC - Aerrol Ampeloquio
- 4 Sunday Funday tickets to the Tri-City Valley Cats - George Jacobellis
- Ben & Jerry's Gift Card - Chris Warman
- Colonie Center Gift Card - Holly Steciuk
- RPI Hockey 4 packs - Matthew Getzin & Holly Steciuk
- Spectrum Movie Tickets - Hannah Trasatti
- RPI Athletic Department blankets, hats & shirts (8 in all) - K. Lee, Jiequan Zhang, Mariam Naviwala, Casey Doyle, Kiana McNellis, Ray Parker, Hannah Trasatti & Holly Steciuk.
- RPI Relief: NEPAL will be manning a table collecting
donations and pledges at this year's Spring Fling on
Wednesday, May 13. We will be near the fountain
during the entirety of the event. Every donation matters, big
The Vigil for Nepal will be held on
Wednesday, May 13, at 8 p.m., at the Russell Sage Patio, near
- More events to come... check back on this site, and on Facebook for
RPI Relief- 10 Years of Service Helping Communities in Need
In late August 2005, RPI students launched the RPI Relief Campaign in an effort to help communities around the world suffering from a variety of natural disasters. Since then, they have responded to Hurricane Katrina, the Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami, the Pakistani Earthquake, Turkish Earthquake, Haitian Earthquake, Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, and most recently the Philippines Hurricane. All of the campaigns helped to raise relief money; students used their creative resources to host a variety of programs to raise awareness and as much money as they could to help those suffering from the disasters. Funds raised were sent to organizations like The American Red Cross, Red Crescent, Save the Children, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, and local organizations like SALT - Schoharie Area Long Term. Students were able to physically help beginning in the fall of 2011, when Hurricane Irene struck the capital region, dumping 10 inches of rain into swollen creeks and reservoirs. This disaster was the first in which students and the Rensselaer Community could actually serve the community directly with boots on the ground helping the flood stricken region recover from a storm or disaster.
In the spring of 2012, RPI students officially launched the Mighty Waters Campaign to address the ongoing flood relief and community restoration following the devastation from Hurricane Irene. The storm impacted our community - the region around the mighty waters of the Schoharie Creek, the Mohawk and Hudson rivers and the Poestenkill. The initiative also responded to Hurricane Sandy, serving the Staten Island community. The response to the RPI Relief: Hurricane Irene initiative continues into the 2014-2015 academic year; Since the first trip on September 11, 2011, 182 students, staff and faculty have participated in 25 service trips, filling at total of 597 volunteer slots, for a total of 4,776 service hours answering the call to assist in the flood recovery efforts in our community.
Students interested in helping organize the RPI Relief efforts are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office to get involved.