A Farmington family with ties to Nepal touched by the devastation decided to do something to help the victims.
The Upadhyay family has teamed up with the Association of Nepalis in Minnesota to help raise money for victims of the devastating earthquake.
Sarah Upadhyay's 7-year-old son Sander spends every free minute he gets working on bracelets with the help of his younger brother Kaeton. Sarah's husband is from Nepal and most of his family is still there.
"Tried calling home right away and couldn't get ahold of them all the phone lines were down."
The graphic images on TV were a call to action for Sander. He told his mom he wanted to do something to help and came up with the idea to make the bracelets.
The bracelets have a simple message, "4NEPAL" his initial goal was $100 and surpassed that which made him raise his goal to $1000 and sure enough he exceeded that after one week. Sander's new goal is $5000.
Since school's out Sander wants to make at least twenty bracelets a day to do his part to help the people of Nepal.
All of the money raised will go directly to the Association of Nepalis in Minnesota which goes to the relief efforts in Nepal.
To donate and buy a bracelet: 4Nepal Bracelets