WASHINGTON DC: May 15, 2015 – Chef Doug Alexander of Art & Soul, Willard InterContinental and Gorkhaly Foundation hosted dinner to rebuild Barpak, village at the epicenter of devastating earthquake, raised over 7K at the event, and 100 plus well wishers.
Washington D.C. – Over 100 residents of the nation’s capital came together to support Nepal, the country that experienced a devastating earthquake in late April, by participating in Dine for Nepal hosted by Art and Soul restaurant, the Willard InterContinental and Gorkhaly Foundation at the Mess Hall in Brookland, NE DC on Friday, May 15, 2015.
Chef Alexander worked with a team of talented Nepali including Chef Arjun Ranabhat of Willard InterContinental and Shiva Nepal from Art and Soul. Art and Soul servers Kiran, Hari Shiva, Arjun served dinner – all of whom are Nepali living abroad and have families in Nepal impacted by the earthquake. Volunteers of the Gorkhaly Foundation supported the event, and expressed deep appreciation to the hosts and the community for their participation and support.
“We are truly blessed. The generosity of our guests is absolutely amazing. The support of the greater DC community, and the dedication of all our volunteers is what makes this event such a success,” said Neeraj Gorkhaly, the founder of Gorkhaly Foundation.
All proceeds was donated to Gorkhaly Foundation’s mission to rebuild the village of Barpak, which was at the epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that flattened what was once a model of rural development. The funds will be dispatched immediately to provide both immediate relief to the hardest hit families and help in restoring Barpak to its former glory.
Gorkhaly Foundation is a Washington DC based volunteer group and a partner in a global collaborative campaign “Nepal Rising,” which is led by Nepal Ko Yuwa a 501 (c)(3) compliant nonprofit organization.
For more information about the event, to volunteer, and to DONATE, please visit www.gorkhaly.org.