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Greenwood man hears from family after Nepal earthquake

Greenwood, Ind. (WISH) – Dharma Raj Ghimire has been extremely concerned since Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. His 75-year-old mother, brother, and other relatives and friends live in the area.

Ghimire said, “I was really terrified. I was not sure what to do. I tried to call my mother and brother there, but I couldn’t.”

Ghimire was eventually able to reach his brother and get an update on their conditions.

“They’re okay. They were not hurt. Luckily at the time of the earthquake they were able to come out of the house,” he said.

Ghimire said his brother said most of the homes in Nepal are destroyed, including theirs. The brother also said he and his mother are now living in a tent in an open field. The people living in the area are in need of medicine and other essential items.

Ghimire, who’s a member of the Nepalese Association of Indiana, said the organization is accepting monetary donations for the people of Nepal. He said the group is also holding blood drives in hopes of being able to send to blood to Nepal.

To find out more information about how to donate, click here.