In times of tragedy, Milken seems to stand out in their efforts to help and give back. On April 25th, an earthquake that killed thousands and left many more homeless hit Nepal. A large number of people are in need of food, water, shelter and medical care.
A committee of teachers, staff, and students led by YOZMA Global and JLife began meeting the first week of the tragedy to determine how they could help. Yozma had a fundraiser at the upper school, selling Mother’s Day gifts to students for 10 dollars each. Yozma made 1,500 dollars.
The second fundraiser took place on June 5th at lunch, in which raffle tickets were sold to students for a chance to throw a whipped cream pie at select teachers.
Ms. Camras, Assistant Director of Service Learning, said regarding the future plans of the relief effort, “We plan on continuing this long term effort as we have many interested students who want to own this.”
The money raised is going to AJWS, American Jewish World Service. This organization has several projects on the ground in Nepal for recovery.
Any interested students are welcome to join the relief effort in the fall, as YOZMA Global and JLife need as much help as possible to be able to make a difference for the people of Nepal.