The Nepalese community living in Iowa is rallying to support people back home following a killer earthquake. A fund drive for those hurt by the devastating trembler is underway.
A spokesman for the Iowa Nepalese Association estimates around 100 families from Nepal are living in the Des Moines area.
Bikram Shrestha of Waukee says the families have been in contact with close relatives back home and none were lost or killed.
He says the local Nepalese are raising money to help ease the suffering
“There are lots of people who are homeless and living in the streets," Shrestha says. "They need food, water, they need blankets, they need shelter, anything you can imagine.”