Of the thirty four countries we explored on our around-the-world drive, Nepal left us with the most long-lasting and positive impressions. We found the Nepali people unwaveringly kind and generous. In the wake of the earthquake that has occurred there, we want to do what we can to get them what they need and ensure that they are safe, comfortable, fed, and able to rebuild quickly.
When Nacho was broken into in Argentina and our belongings were stolen, we didn’t ask for donations, but somehow money arrived through our donations button. Now something truly awful has happened, and we’re asking for your help.
Our dear friend Baroon, with whose family we stayed while in Kathmandu is a medical doctor in San Francisco. He will be boarding a plane on Friday (that’s in four days) to go to Nepal to help lead a team of rescuers and doctors in emergency relief. We are accepting donations on Baroon’s behalf, which he and his team will use in the medical and recovery mission. Baroon is paying his own flight and living expenses; 100% of this money will go to emergency relief on the ground. If you wanted to help, but didn’t know where to put your money so as to get it in the hands of the right people, this is it.
Baroon’s team will be focusing its efforts in the devastated regions of Gorkha, Didhilekhel, and Sindhupalchowk, where it is said that up to 90% of homes have been destroyed.
Sheena and I will be seeding the fund with $250, and will be reporting our progress on our Facebook page and in the comments here. Please help these lovely people, and share this post to spread the word.