Bikash Kharel from Nepalese-American Youth Assocaition and Ridgewood’s Nepalese Indian Restaurant passed along an update on the organization’s efforts since we first wrote about them here: http://www.glendaleregister.com/view/full_story/26616421/article-Nepalese-community-in-Ridgewood-lends-support?instance=home_news_1st_left
So far, they have raised approximately $12,000 total in cash and online donations. They have done a few distribution events in Nepal and have a group traveling to the village at the epicenter of the earthquake.
In Nuwakot, Nepal they distributed food and shelter materials to almost 600 people in the village.
They have distributed:
Rice – 5,500 KG
Salt – 600 KG
Tripal – 300 units
Noodles – 30 cartons
Water – 10 cases
Almost 40 pounds of energy bars
Health & sanitation materials – 5 cartons
Latex gloves donated to local health post
Photos of the relief program are available here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1578535802413334.1073741831.1462514027348846&type=1
The Ridgewood Democratic Club held their monthly community update meeting. Speakers included Gary Giordano, district manager of Queens Community Board 5 and Ted Renz, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District who updated members on the many issues effecting both the local community board and the Myrtle Avenue area.
The 104th Precinct is holding a silent candlelight vigil tonight, between 8:30-9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear something blue, stand in unity and acknowledge the sacrifice our police officers have given for our safety.
The vigil will be held outside the 104th precinct, 6402 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385.
The vigil is being held to show support for the local department during National Police Week.