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Rob and Kari Killion Stiles' Fundraiser:

Nepal Earthquake 2015 Relief Effort

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BENEFITING: SAHAYETA ORG

ORGANIZER: SAHAYETA ORG

EVENT: Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

EVENT DATE: Apr 25, 2015

Rob and Kari Killion Stiles

THE STORY:

"A BEARD FOR NEPAL"

Being in Kathmandu during the earthquake that occurred on April 25, 2015 was a frightening experience.  The day's events will echo in my mind for the rest of my days.  However, I will eventually leave Nepal. The people of Kathmandu and Nepal do not have that luxury.  The ruin left behind and the people lost will remain their reality.  I have never seen destruction or loss on this scale.  As one local told me "My home is broken.  My father is dead.  My family is injured.  My body is OK, but my mind is not."  

Nepal is a very poor country.  THEY NEED OUR HELP!    

I had an idea to grow a beard while in Nepal trekking through the mountains.  With all forms of infrastructure in disarray, I don't think I'll have that opportunity now. However, a good beard shouldn't go to waste.  I'm now growing my beard for awareness.  Help me raise money for the people in Nepal.  "The beard will continue to grow as long as the funds do." Use the picture viewer (<<<on your left<<<) to follow the beards growth. Use the chart (>>>on your right>>>) to follow the growth of funds.

Please feel free to share this with others via word of mouth and social media outlets.

Follow the daily beard growth on twitter: @travelin.stiles

Follow our time here, in Nepal on Instagram: @travelin_stiles.com

Namste. 

See below on Sahayeta's mission in regards to the earthquake relief effort:

SAHAYETA ORG wrote -

On Saturday April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a magnitude-7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu flattening homes, buildings and temples, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 3,800 people. The death toll is expected to rise as the full extent of the damage is assessed. A seemingly endless series of aftershocks continues to traumatize survivors. Residents huddled in the cold rain overnight for safety. The quake was the strongest in the region in more than 80 years.

 

As we hear stories from our loved ones in Nepal and watch the monuments and sacred temples we grew up with rendered to dust, we feel hopeless but also determined to help rebuild Nepal. After several meetings and brainstorming sessions with various groups working to provide relief on the ground, we have launched this fundraising effort with the following approach:

 

#1 A team from Sahayeta.org will lead an on-the-ground needs assessment to evaluate effective approaches to help with recovery efforts, especially in and around the epicenter, where almost 90% of homes have been destroyed. Funds raised will not go towards the travel cost for the team. 100% of proceeds will go towards reconstruction efforts.

After our assessment, majority of our resources will go to aiding local grassroots organizations that would not traditionally receive money from large donors.  These could include schools, women’s group, youth groups, farmers and others who are working on the ground and delivering the most impact.

#2 Urgent relief efforts: Sahayeta.org is partnering with individuals and organizations in the Bay Area, Nepal and India to send food, clean water, tents, medicine etc. to make an immediate impact.

#3 Public health and safety- coming monsoons will have a profound effect - we will be partnering with public health organizations and local hospitals to support the mitigation of infectious diseases and public safety issues. This could be through

  • Providing safe water drinking
  • Medical equipment and
  • Raising awareness and providing education

 

#4 Long term rebuilding efforts:

1.Rebuilding Schools

2.Offering scholarships for students facing hardship

3.Rehabilitation help through access to physical therapy

4.Creating economic opportunities for marginalized communities who have lost their sources of livelihoods

 

About Sahayeta.org:

Sahayeta.org is a registered 501c3 organization created by individuals who share similar stories of hardship and struggle in America, having arrived as international students, refugees and new immigrants from the Himalayan region. Our goal is to support causes in the Himalayan region to further education, health, children’s rights, elderly rights and women’s empowerment.

Our partners:

Public Health Concern Trust Nepal (PHECT)
http://www.phectnepal.org/

Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC) http://www.hrdcnepal.org/

American Nepal Medical Foundation
http://americanepalmedicalfoundation.com/

Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) USA

360Plus

 

For donations via mail, please send checks to 

Sahayeta.org
7138 Shelter Creek Lane
San Bruno, CA 94066

Photo credit- various sources from Google search

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$8,161

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  • Cheongna Dalton School MUN & House 8

    $360

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • cirstan fitch

    $150

  • Grandma Mary Lou & Aunt Nancy

    $200

  • ANONYMOUS PETERS

    $100

  • Heather

    $100

  • Basil Mackinlay Campbell

    $20

  • Meadowdale Middle School

    $561

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82% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $223,886 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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SAHAYETA ORG

Amount Raised

$147,706

 

74% Raised of$200,000 Goal

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Sanjit Bajimaya

Amount Raised

$11,567

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360 Plus

Amount Raised

$8,236

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Rob and Kari Killion Stiles

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$8,161

 

82% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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santosh basnet

Amount Raised

$7,439

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Shriti Thapa

Amount Raised

$6,624

 

33% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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CITY BEER STORE

Amount Raised

$3,182

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Namita Shrestha

Amount Raised

$3,101

Donor Comments

Cheongna Dalton School Student Council

Cheongna Dalton School Student Council

DONATION: $270

4 years ago

Meadowdale Middle School

Meadowdale Middle School

DONATION: $561

4 years ago

Basil Mackinlay Campbell

Basil Mackinlay Campbell

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Heather

Heather

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

ANONYMOUS PETERS

ANONYMOUS PETERS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Grandma Mary Lou & Aunt Nancy

Grandma Mary Lou & Aunt Nancy

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

cirstan fitch

cirstan fitch

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Cheongna Dalton School MUN & House 8

Cheongna Dalton School MUN & House 8

DONATION: $360

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $110

4 years ago