A Message from Chancellor Subbaswamy on Helping Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy

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:

International Programs Office

Center for Counseling and Psychological Health

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Dean of Students Office

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

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:

International Medical Corps

Handicap International

Mercy Corps

Catholic Relief Services

Habitat for Humanity International

Global Giving

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee


World Vision

Red Cross

United Nations World Food Program

Samaritan’s Purse


Save the Children

Lutheran World Relief

SOS Children’s Villages

Doctors Without Borders

MAP International

International Relief Teams

American Jewish World Service

The Salvation Army

Jewish Federations of North America



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.