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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
June 30 - Eliza & Paul a…
June 30 - Eliza & Paul are now in Kathmandu volunteering and teaching at Manasarovar School. Your donations have made this trip, and these volunteer efforts possible. Thank you!
Some GREAT NEWS is that several International and Nepali engineers have certified the Manasarovar school building as safe! Classes are back in session, and their 420+ kids have a safe, dry, and supportive place to spend their days... All the residential students (~40) are back in their rooms. Some families are still sleeping outside, under tarps and tent villages, due to their own homes being damaged or risky to inhabit.
We are teaching students at Manasarovar 3 days a week... English, Math & Science.
Traveling around Kathmandu we see a wide diversity of conditions. Some places seem undamaged and life, commerce, and traffic seems to be back to normal. But other areas are still full of tents, tarps, and piles of debris from collapsed buildings.
There is still so much help and rebuilding to do... Nepal will be recovering for decades. Both Eliza and I are overwhelmed by the massive needs all around us. We have to remind ourselves that we can't do it all...
We must focus on doing good and helping in one small area. Thank you again for your support in helping us do just that!
Love, Paul & Eliza
6 days ago
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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
Hello from Eliza & Paul,…
Hello from Eliza & Paul,

It's amazing and thrilling that we depart in just 5 days for Nepal! After so many months of planning, it's coming up so fast!

Our friends in Nepal are happy and thankful for us to come, even after the quake damage. We have a good safe place to stay near Boudhanath, and look forward to doing everything we can to help.

Can you PLEASE email me your physical MAILING ADDRESS? Many of you gave such generous donations, and we want to send you something special from Nepal.
Send your address to AMSTUTZ@CWIA.COM

Again, THANK YOU for your support! I can't wait to update you on my BLOG - kathmanduvoices.blogspot.com

Love,
Eliza
3 weeks ago
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RED WOLF COALITION
RED WOLF COAL… SAYS:
To Everyone Who Has Given a …
To Everyone Who Has Given a Gift to the Reds!

THANK YOU again to all of you for walking the walk with us for the red wolves. We just want to tell you again how grateful we are for your support. If you know anyone who would like to help, please let them know about this fundraiser. Every dollar matters!

THANK YOU from the red wolves and the Red Wolf Coalition!

https://www.crowdrise.com/anewfreedomsavingthe

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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
Hello, Namaste & Tashi D…
Hello, Namaste & Tashi Delek!

In just 3 weeks, I'll be flying to Nepal with my Dad to volunteer, work hard, teach & tutor, learn as much as I can, and report back via interviews and online videos. I am so excited, but also a bit nervous. The end of my own school year, studying for SAT tests, and final exams leaves me little time to do all the things I want in preparation for my Nepal project.

My Dad and I have been contacting friends in Nepal, and they are all very thankful that we still plan to come over to volunteer. They want us to help with teaching & tutoring, leading outdoor activities and hikes, and just spending time playing with the younger children. Some of these kids come from far away villages, and have been living outdoors in tents for 5 weeks. They are physically and emotionally exhausted by the stress of this earthquake tragedy. The directors requested us to spend some time just playing with the younger students.... educational games, any sports, silly games, etc. Just to help them be kids again.

Sometimes I think I should be more nervous than I am about this trip, but I feel pretty relaxed and confident. The airport is operating normally now, many hotels, shops and restaurants are open, and according to our friends, the huge Kathmandu traffic jams are getting back to "normal."

Traveling with my Dad, and knowing we have several close friends in Kathmandu, makes me feel supported and safe. Also, YOUR generous support gives me strength and purpose to go out and do whatever I can to help these wonderful people.

Thank you again for helping me fulfill this dream! I will try my best, and share what I learn.

Love,
Eliza
1 month ago
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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
Hello Everyone, So much has…
Hello Everyone,

So much has happened in Nepal these last few weeks. The tragic earthquake has caused so much destruction. My Dad and I are still planning to go in late June, but my project will have to adapt to changing conditions.

I've been thinking so much about the people of Nepal, and writing a bit. You can read something I wrote about the avalanche in Langtang on my BLOG:

http://kathmanduvoices.blogspot.com

It also has photos from when I visited Langtang 5 years ago with friends and my family....

Thank you again for your support of my project!

Namaste,
Eliza
2 months ago
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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
It's Eliza again... The new…
It's Eliza again... The news out of Nepal is just terrible, but people are working together to help out. Some of our friends and the school administrators are living in a dirt lot under tarps, but are so thankful to be safe and healthy!

I planned to create a BLOG to share updates during my summer trip, but with the recent earthquake, I got it started early. You can see it at:

http://kathmanduvoices.blogspot.com/

There are good charities listed there with links that will make great use of emergency donations to help Nepal's people.

Thanks for caring about Nepal....

Love,
Eliza
2 months ago
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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
Namaste! You have probabl…
Namaste!

You have probably heard in the news about the terrible earthquake that hit Nepal yesterday. There is so much bad news and destruction in Kathmandu. We are so relieved to hear that the students and staff at Manasarovar Academy, and Kailash Children's Home, are safe. Thats who I plan to volunteer for this summer. But there are still friends of our family that we have not heard from yet... Please keep the people of Nepal in your thoughts and prayers!

I am really devastated by the tragedy, and wish we could fly over there right now to help. We still plan to go to Kathmandu this summer, but right now we don't know how my trip and project might have to be adapted to the changing situation. There will certainly be a LOT of work to do in Nepal!

If you are wondering how you could help right now, there are so many NGO's that are working in Nepal. Some reliable ones that my family thinks are already on the ground helping are:

Doctors Without Borders
http://www.msf.ca/…/msf-sending-teams-to-nepal-to-assist-ea…

Save the Children
http://www.savethechildren.ca/latestnews…

Red Cross - Canada/Nepal
https://secure.redcross.ca/registrant/donate.aspx…|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=242081153

Thank you again for supporting my project, and the people of Nepal. Love, Eliza & the whole Amstutz family
2 months ago
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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
Words are hard to find to ex…
Words are hard to find to express my appreciation... I am SO humbled & grateful for everyone's support! My project is now more than two-thirds funded, thanks to YOU! Thank you again for your help!
4 months ago
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Eliza
Eliza SAYS:
Thank you Beth so much for y…
Thank you Beth so much for your donation. I am so grateful to have your support and am so excited to put my dream into action with your donation. I will keep you updated and most likely create a facebook page and blog. Thank you once again. It means a lot that you care about my project! With your support, its almost like you're there with me.
Love,
Eliza
4 months ago
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Felidae
Felidae SAYS:
Dear Beth,  Thank …
Dear Beth, 

Thank you for your important contribution during the 2014 Holiday Season as part of the CrowdRise Holiday Challenge for the Bay Area Puma Project to Felidae Conservation Fund and our efforts to conserve healthy ecosystems where wild cats are present. Wild cats make valuable contributions to the preservation of natural systems. Your donation is going directly to the research and conservation of wild cats.  

Every dollar is important and helps us continue our vital work. Please continue to follow us through our website and on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Thank you for your support and Happy New Year.

Warm wishes, 

Ally Nauer
Development Manager and Biologist
allycat@felidaefund.org
6 months ago
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Beth Pratt
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Aging GenXer, passionate environmentalist, Bostonian by birth, Californian by choice, and currently living in the wilds outside Yosemite National Park.

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