Ghan Kandel (left) and Puspa Kandel

Ghan Kandel (left) and Puspa Kandel

Restaurant sends help to Nepal

The owners of The Curry Pot in Vernon are originally from Nepal and are doing what they can to help following the devastating earthquake

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Nepal April 25 with a death toll of more than 7,500 people, with still more quakes expected to impact the area.

“There is much needed support for Nepal as they have a shortage of food and water and have lost many of their historical buildings, and their infrastructure is in disarray,” said Wendy Zarr, with the settlement program at Vernon & District Immigrant Services Society. “Amid the chaos and confusion, Canadian support teams have been making a concerted effort to provide relief to this struggling nation.”

A registered charity organization called Nepali Heritage Charity Foundation in Vancouver is collecting funds being raised to ensure that 100 per cent of the collected amount is accounted for and going to victims in need.

The organization will issue tax-deductible receipts for all donations, and the Government of Canada will match donations dollar-for-dollar.

On Friday, Ghan and Puspa Kandel, the owners of The Curry Pot in downtown Vernon, and originally from Nepal, will hold a buffet lunch to support the earthquake relief.

The cost for the all-you-can-eat buffet is $14.50 per person, with $2 from each meal going directly to the Nepali Heritage Charity Foundation.

For more information, please call 250-545-9195.