A Nepalese student at the Denver campus received a photo of the devastation from a friend back home.

A Nepalese student at the Denver campus received a photo of the devastation from a friend back home.

Nepalese students at Columbia College-Denver, along with fellow students, faculty and staff, have raised $750 in earthquake relief aid.

Less than two months since Nepal was devastated by the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck April 25 and was followed by a major aftershock May 12, the country continues to pick up the pieces. The effects of the tragedy can also be felt locally, with Nepalese students at colleges across the U.S. mobilizing to help friends and family back home.

Denver campus students raised $750 to purchase earthquake relief aid supplies.

Denver campus students raised $750 to purchase earthquake relief aid supplies.the U.S. like Columbia College-Denver mobilizing to send to aid to friends and family back home.

“It is no surprise that, although the Denver campus is made up of busy students who rush in to class in the evenings and then rush to get home, they have a knack of caring deeply for one another,” said Lisa Kochevar, director of the Denver campus. “They have generously given to this cause when they know so many of their classmates have been affected by it.”

For more information on how to help, Public Radio International published the article in April, “How to help Nepal: 10 vetted charities doing relief work following the earthquakes,” on how to participate in ongoing recovery efforts.