San Diego residents gathered for a candlelight vigil and fundraiser Tuesday for the victims of the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the county Saturday left thousands dead and many unaccounted for. It triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest that left several dead and others stranded.
UC San Diego students a part of the Nepalese Student Association will be holding a candlelight vigil at the UCSD Geisel Library for the victims and will be collecting funds for the victims.
According to the event posting, the fund collected will go to benefit local nonprofits such as One Step (501(c)3) through Compassion for African Villages, Trek to Teach (501(c)3) and Shikshya Nepal to provide humanitarian assistance to the quake victims.
The student association said they planned to partner with organizations like the Nepal Red Cross Society and Shelterbox USA to provide relief to the victims.