everest one relief fund
nepal earthquake appeal
On the 25th of April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earth-quake struck Nepal followed by a second quake on the 12th of May 2015 measuring 7.3. These unforeseen events left a spiritual peaceful country in shock, with its inhabitants mourning the loss of too many lives and the reality that many would have to start again, having lost everything. Resilient, strong and selfless, the Nepalese people were determined to rebuild and many banded together to do just that. This incredible spirit and will to help their neighours, friends and family symbolises the very essence of this wonderful country.
Sharon and Allan, who were in Kathmandu at the time of the first quake decided to help out where they could, from establishing collection points for water purification tablets to distributing food and water to locals living in makeshift camps. Commencing what was intended to be a small fundraising initiative, they received incredible support from their community with the money raised used to fund projects being run by close and trusted friends in Nepal. Apart from basic transportation costs, no administration fees, wages or other additional expenses have been incurred, with all donations used entirely towards the nominated project.
With Nepal’s unrivaled natural beauty which includes 8 of the 10 world's highest mountains along with stunning landscapes, world heritage listed sites, ancient temples and palaces together with incredibly warm hospitable people, this landlocked country relies on tourism, with over 600,000 travelers visiting each year. Now more than ever, the best thing people can do to help is by visiting Nepal.
total amount raised: $13 060
projects supported to date
shipment of 112 tarpaulines for village of gumdel, ramechapp district - co-ordinators - Sumit Joshi and Wanda Sherpa (Friends of Nepal)
shipment of tarpaulines, medicine, rice, cooking oil and salt for village of Khare, Dolakha district - co-ordinator - Rabin Shresthra (Himalayan Ascent)
education program delivering care, training and awareness on basic first aid and earth quake preparedness - Dr Nima (Himalayan Medics program)
material for rebuild of school and food provisions in Talakhu, Nuwakot district - co-ordinator Ang Tshering Lama and team
solar power for 60 households for village of Khare, Dolakha District - co-ordinator - Rabin Shrestha (Himalayan Ascent)
how you can help
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relief trek to Khare
9th to 22nd April 2016
In April 2016, Everest One are planning to help out in the village of Khare in the Dolakha District. Their close friend and long-time expedition cook, Rabin Shrestha from Himalayan Ascent was at the time in Annapurna Base Camp when the first earthquake struck. Like so many people, it was a difficult time for Rabin and his family, receiving information that his village of Khare was severely damaged and his home destroyed. Further to this, Rabin was informed that his brother, who was working with a cooking crew in Everest Base Camp had been killed in an avalanche.
His village of around 200 people now need to rebuild, and those with the means have sought alternative shelter during the monsoon season. For many however, this was not possible with many too poor and forced to remain without appropriate housing, running water and electricity.
With Rabin and Himalayan Ascent, we are assisting in providing solar power along with building materials for housing and the school in the upcoming months. We intend to trek into the village to help for 3 days with a team of willing volunteers and are now inviting anyone interested in joining us. Following the relief effort, participants will be rewarded with a stunning 6 day trek before travelling back to Kathmandu for a few days of rest and relaxation.
It is bound to be a unique trip unlike any challenge you experienced before, not only personally satisfying but allowing you to build friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Any contribution towards the ongoing relief project for the village of Khare will be greatly appreciated. You can be rest assured that any donation will be used 100% towards this project. No individuals or organisations profits from these ventures, with those in need the only people to benefit.
You will also be contacted or mentioned for your contribution in future posts, with updates including photographs of where the money has been spent.
We are also able to provide Deductible Gift Recipient details for taxation purposes.
Although we have recognised everyone so far, we would like to thank all those that have contributed; your help has made a significant difference to the lives of so many Nepalese people doing it tough.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Cairns, Qld, 4870
Name: Everest One Relief Fund