Three Summits for Nepal 2015
EVENT DATE: Jul 15, 2015
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Aug 31, 2015
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Jul 15, 2015
Since 2006, 3 Summits for Nepal has endeavored to raise money to build schools in rural areas of the Himalayas with a fundraising climb of Mount Rainier in Washington State each summer. And we’ve done a good job of raising that money and building schools that have benefited hundreds of village children raising over $200,000 and building seven schools built in the past nine years.
But since the April 25 earthquake in Nepal and the subsequent dramatic aftershocks, the fundraising effort has gotten really personal. The founder of the 3 Summits for Nepal climb is a Nepali man, Jwalant Gurung, who created 3 Summits as a way to benefit his homeland when he was a graduate student at the University of Washington. Two of Jwalant’s long-time staff of his Nepal based company Crystal Mountain Treks have been directly impacted by the recent earthquakes and their villages have been virtually destroyed: Singla in the Gorkha district, and Jiri in the Solu Khumbu district.
100% of the funds raised through this website will benefit the rebuilding of these two villages, and Jwalant will personally see to it that every penny is accounted for and that good decisions regarding how to spend the funds are made. Donors will have the opportunity to travel to Nepal and one of many rebuilding trips that will be launched soon by Jwalant’s US-based company Grand Asian Journeys.
So dig deep! Know that your money is not only tax-deductible (yes, even when given through CrowdRise) but that your money will be delivered personally to the people in some of the hardest-hit villages of Nepal. THANK YOU from the people of Nepal!