A Community Fundraiser for Prudhvi

#FarewellPrudhvi #FundraisingForPrudhvi #PrudhviRajKandepi


Very rarely do we come across people who have an amazing impact on others, touch their lives and make an everlasting impression.

Prudhvi Raj Kandepi, aged 25 and the only son to his parents was one of those rarest gems. A graduate of University of California-Riverside and Vellore Institute of Technology, India (VIT), he was a beautiful soul and a very happy person who got along with everyone. He spread cheer, excitement and enthusiasm, his smile was contagious and his eyes were full of dreams. Prudhvi traveled far and worked extremely hard so he can provide a better life for his parents and younger sister. However, all those aspirations and dreams were shattered in a senseless act of gun violence at Fifth Third Center in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 6, 2018. His parents, relatives, friends and well wishers are beyond shock and in deep despair.

Tarangini, a non-profit Telugu association of Cincinnati, is coordinating with local officials, TANA, VIT Alumni Association (VITAA USA) and his family members to get Prudhvi home. However, our responsibility just does not end there. We are reaching out to everyone for moral and monetary assistance in such a difficult time. All funds raised will go directly to his parents. Our gratitude goes to everyone that have been reaching out to help. Please pass on this message to your near and dear so we can maximize our efforts in helping Prudhvi’s family. 

Please reach us if you have any questions and require further information or visit: www.tarangini.org

Some of the latest Media reports & News Articles about the incident that led to Prudhvi Kandepi’s demise are below.
Cincinnati Enquirer: https://goo.gl/487nHm
The New York Times: https://goo.gl/H1DxS3
CNN: https://goo.gl/vDk5A5

Donors willing to mail their contributions for Prudhvi’s fundraiser, may consider making the checks payable to TARANGINI (please mention “PRUDHVI” in the memo) and send the same to the address below:
4029 Melampy Creek Lane
Mason, OH 45040

PLEASE NOTE: Tarangini is a registered 501c(3) non profit actively functioning for over 30 years and the board of the organization do not take a compensation and work on a volunteering basis for the community and social causes. Every penny contributed to the campaign would go to Prudhvi’s Parents and his bereaving family.
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    • $15 
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    • $30 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tarangini Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH
Ajay Mallina