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Majeed Ekbal Tries to Help The Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Majeed Ekbal is well known for his work in the sales, marketing, and retail industry. He is venturing outside of his business interests (real estate investing being among them) to try and help those who are in need of aid and support. Specifically, he is looking to raise both awareness and funds for those persons who suffered in the aftermath of the disastrous Nepal earthquake.

The hashtag “#MillionDollarChallenge for Nepal” is something that is appearing on various locations throughout the internet. The presence of this hashtag reflects the serious commitment of numerous people who make up the fundraisers associated with the Nepal Association of North America. Originally, news circulated that there were plans to raise $1 million for the people of Nepal. $1 million definitely can do some good, but more money would be able to deliver even more help.

At the core of the group’s fundraising and public relations campaign is the goal of raising $100 million and, hopefully, getting the United States to match those funds. Medical and disaster relief to a country devastated by an earthquake comes with major costs. $200 million dollars definitely has the potential to help in scores of different ways. Hopefully, the Nepal Association of North America’s Crowdrise campaign will pull in the necessary money to attain noticeable and impacting results.

Majeed Ekbal is doing his part by launching a GoFundMe campaign to aid with the Nepal Crisis. Based out of Chicago, IL, Ekbal is a very successful marketing and advertising entrepreneur who spearheaded and interesting “fulfillment” strategy that orchestrates the delivery of goods to customers who purchase from various retail and food service establishments. The concept Majeed Ekbal is championing is the maximization of the “convenience factor” when shopping. Someone else handles the pick up and deliver on behalf of the client. This includes even such “little things” as ordering coffee.

Helping the people of Nepal should not be looked at as a “little thing” by any stretch. People’s lives were destroyed due to the ravages of the earthquake. Still, doing something as little as donating $5 can help the cause of amassing the $200 million capable of making a major change in peoples lives. More news and information on Majeed Ekbal can be found by following him on Twitter.