Nepal Earthquake Vigil April 30

A candlelight vigil for victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30 on the steps of Fogler Library.

More than 4,800 people were killed and more than 9,200 were injured in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred April 25. More than eight million people, including one million children, were affected and are in need of help.

The University of Maine’s Division of Student Life urges people to make donations to help victims as they face a shortage of food, water, shelter and health care. Donations will support medical relief efforts via Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.