BENEFITING: The Global Mountain Fund Inc
I am raising money for the Mountain Fund, a charitable organization in Nepal. Back in 2012, I spent weeks researching organizations that would provide the best volunteer opportunity for me to spent half of my summer. Hands down, the Mountain Fund was my choice. They have an outstanding track record in proper fund use, employing people of Nepal, and they provide several opportunities for different types of volunteer work. I spent June of 2012 volunteering through them and had an incredible experience working with the Himalayan Society for Youth and Women Empowerment. You can see the blog from my trip here.
With the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took place on Saturday, April 25th, Nepal needs our help. The Mountain Fund is currently working in the villages of Goganpani and Mankhu to help provide shelter and food to all those that have lost their homes. Trekking tents and tarps are being used for temporary housing while volunteers provide meals for entire communities now left homeless.
As I write, Scott and his crew at the Mountain Fund are attempting to rebuild the roads leading into the villages. Without access, they will see no relief from this devastating earthquake.
Please consider donating to my crowdfunding campaign for the Mountain Fund. The Mountain Fund is a charitable organization (501.c.3) and donations are tax deductible. All money received will be submitted directly to the organization and will be made available for immediate use. Small amounts of money go a log way in Nepal--every donation counts!
Opportunity for Kingstowne residents: As co-owner of Tail Wags Pet Care, a full pet care service in the Kingstowne area of Alexandria, Virgnia, I am offering discounts on services for local residents who donate over $10.
All donations of $10-$150 will receive $10 off your next bill. Donations of $151-$300 will receive $15 off. Donations of $301-$600 will receive $30 off. Donations between $601-$1000 will receive a $60 credit. Finally, if you donate $1000 or more, you will receive $125 off your next service.