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Group from Nepal raising money for earthquake victims

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If you were in downtown Chattanooga Saturday you probably noticed a small group of individuals collecting donations on Market Street. 

They are from Nepal, but now live in Chattanooga. They are raising money so they can support those who were injured and lost everything during last week's earthquake.

"Recently we had a massive earthquake back home, so we are trying to raise some money to help our people," said Hemanta Balami.

Two of Hemanta Balami's loved one's passed away last week due to that massive earthquake.

"Well it feels really bad, to lose your family member," said Balami.

Every dollar given is helping them change one life at a time. So far the group raised over $600.

"Well, it's a help, and even a small amount can make a big change," said Balami.  

The earthquake in Nepal hit close to home for Cameron Williams. He was passing by and decided to donate to the cause.

"I've had families that have been in earthquakes out in California, and fires, and at a moments notice you could lose all that you worked for," said Williams.

Williams is encouraging everyone to give.

"It's all about humans, helping humans, do unto others as you want to be done to you," said Williams.

The group says they will be back on the corner of Market and Aquarium starting at 3 p.m. Sunday. 

The group says they plan to give the money to non-profits. They are encouraging everyone who can't chip in Sunday to donate to The Red Cross and Save the Children to donate.

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