Organized by: Jennifer Lehman
Hi friends and family,
Scott and I are in the process of sending over a donation to a couple of people we met last year in Nepal, and it occurred to me that I should organize a quick fundraiser to see if I can gather more support.
We would like to send some of these funds to a small hotel owner, Pramod Gajurel, that we became friends with during our stay in Kathmandu last May. We've been in touch with him over the last couple days, and it has been truly heartbreaking to read his emails.
We would also like to send the majority of these funds to CENUK http://www.cenuk.org/, an organization founded by Philip Fluck. He is another very inspiring person we had the fortune to meet on our trip. Aside from the good work his organization has previously done in more remote areas of Nepal- building schools and a health post, to name a couple projects- he is also currently in Nepal delivering supplies to some of the more difficult to access areas that have been affected by the earthquake. You can see updates on his progress if you look him up on Facebook.
The Nepalese people live on very little income, so any amount of support would be greatly appreciated. Even - donation of $10 or $25 would make a huge impact. Larger donations are also welcome, as CENUK will have extensive work ahead of them in the rebuilding of their schools and the surrounding village.
Thanks so much everyone!! Please donate ASAP if you are interested. I'll just keep this fundraiser going for a bit and then want to send the money along. Message me if you have a preference in terms of where you would like your donation to go. Thank you again- the news of this earthquake is heartbreaking, and it will feel nice to at least be able to do a little something for these humble, peaceful, and spiritual people. Thoughts, love, and prayers are also appreciated :)
PS- for a little accountability, here is a breakdown of our donations as of May 12th:
- Donations from Crowdrise campaign: $1450
- Donations from Scott/Jenny/Parents: $770
- Total = $2150
- Funds sent to Pramod = -$150 (100 GBP)
- Funds sent to CENUK = -$2070 (1320 GBP)
Phil said he will be posting a breakdown of donors on his fundraising site as soon as he gets a chance- unfortunately, the Virgin Giving website doesn't do that automatically. Thank you again for all of the contributions!! :)