UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy issued the following statement to the university community on Apil 27 via a broadcast email:
To the Campus Community:
As you know from news reports, the people of Nepal suffered a tragedy of unimaginable proportions this past weekend. The earthquake that hit the area has taken the lives of thousands in the region and left countless more injured or homeless.
Our hearts go out to all of the people who have been affected by this disaster, including our own students, faculty and staff who come from Nepal. We want those students and community members to know we are here for them. These campus resources are available for those needing support:
For those of us who wish to donate to earthquake relief efforts, below this note, please find a list of some of the organization working in Nepal to assist survivors.
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy
Organizations accepting donations to support efforts in Nepal:
PayPal has set up a disaster relief campaign with international aid organizations working directly and through local partners to provide relief. PayPal said it would cover all costs associated with donations it received through the site.