Nepal Tent at Celebrasian Dedicated to Raising Money for Earthquake Victims

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- It has been almost a month since a massive earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people.

The efforts to help the victims and their families overseas continue here in Des Moines.

The Iowa Nepalese Association ran a booth Saturday at the Celebrasian festival.

Volunteers sold food native to Nepal and had a tent where people could come in and learn about the country.

All proceeds, as well as donations, that are being collected will be given to relief efforts.

"We have been very fortunate. A lot of people didn't think we would make that much money but we have raised a lot of money. Every single opportunity we've had, we're jumping on to it and say let's fundraise for the earthquake victims,” said Sanjita Pradhan, a volunteer with the Iowa Nepalese Association.

Organizers of Celebrasian expected 50,000 people to attend this year’s event.