At least 20,000 were killed and more than 50,000 injured when a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook the Indian subcontinent, flattening Gujarat early hours on Republic Day. Officials said Bhuj, nearest to the epicenter of the quake, alone accounted for 3,000 deaths, while 700 were killed in Ahmedabad. About 300 deaths were reported from other parts of the state. Screams rent the air as people were caught unawares and their homes collapsed. India Network Foundation raised over $100,000 to rebuild schools in affected areas. Donations of clothes, food, and other resources were contributed by the community to help these villagers return to normalcy in their life. The India Network Foundation proudly supports education initiatives, and provided support ailing communities when government agencies were overburdened with other requests.