Celebrity Prabal Gurung Pleas for Support of Nepal Earthquake Victims—Here’s How You Can Help By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on April 27, 2015 @ 03:57PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Instagram/ prabalgurung On Saturday, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country of Nepal, spanning the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, and leaving more than 3,900 victims dead and 6,000 injured. The devastating catastrophe has now been compared to the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti and ripped apart an entire country's vitality. How You Can Help Your Favorite Stars' Favorite Causes As more victims continue to surface across the region, Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung, whose closest family members are in Kathmandu, has turned to the Shikshya Foundation Nepal (his own organization) and Crowdrise to help raise money to go toward relief efforts. Gurung is also working with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to bring more attention to the plight of the Earthquake victims. “It’s a landlocked country. It’s also a really underdeveloped country, and the infrastructure is very poor,” Gurung, a CFDA board member, said in statement. “The rebuilding process is going to take years, and I wanted to immediately start raising funds. So many of the villages and sites are completely gone.” PHOTOS: Fashion for Relief Haiti Runway Photos Other fashion industry leaders such as CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, Kim Kardashian, Rachel Zoe, and jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher have actively called for assistance. "Nepal is a wonderful country with highly educated people ... when I called Prabal yesterday, as soon as I heard the news, he told me that all of that is gone … floored! That on top of the thousands of dead people," von Furstenberg said. "It is a nightmare." So far, Gurung has successfully raised over $200,000. To donate to Gurung's foundation, click here, and head over to unicef.com to specifically donate to the children of Nepal.