Apr 2015

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Help Us Help Nepal!

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.

Baroon (center) with Bharat and Durga in Kathmandu

Baroon (center) with Bharat and Durga in Kathmandu

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Nacho and crew in Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square

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  1. Sunil Rai

    Blessing ….

    Comment by Sunil Rai on April 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

  2. Charles Jackson

    Knowing of your personal connection to Nepal and the hardship there, I’ve been looking forward to this opportunity to help. Thank you.

    Comment by Charles Jackson on April 28, 2015 at 5:27 pm

  3. 7:30AM, 4/28 (12 hrs in):
    We have raised $890

    Thank you!

    Comment by Brad on April 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm

  4. Yojimbo

    Done and done. Thanks Brad and Sheena for passing on this opportunity.

    ~ Y

    Comment by Yojimbo on April 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

  5. Peter

    You can also help by this organisation.

    Comment by Peter on April 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm

  6. 9:30AM, 4/28 (14 hours in):
    We have raised $1,560

    Thank you!

    Comment by Brad on April 28, 2015 at 7:29 pm

  7. Rob Wilmoth

    Brad and Sheena,

    Thanks for taking the initiative to do this.

    Besides, I’d just “waste” the money on beer and motorcycles …………..

    Thanks and Good luck to Baroon !!!


    Comment by Rob Wilmoth on April 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm

  8. Luke Mears

    After traveling with you both for a short leg on the Baja Peninsula and learning very quickly that both of you are so kind, generous and most of all outgoing, it would be my pleasure to donate to this devastating disaster. My prayers and thoughts are with all the families who have lost loved ones.

    Comment by Luke Mears on April 28, 2015 at 10:39 pm

  9. Thanks, Luke. Sheena and I were talking about you guys the other day, wishing that you stilled lived in Banff (now that we live in Seattle). Hope to see you next time you’re over here. Thanks for offering to donate!

    Comment by Brad on April 29, 2015 at 12:13 am

  10. Donated. I’ll spread the word.

    Comment by Sven on April 29, 2015 at 1:19 am

  11. Followed your entire adventure. Took credit for the stories over many a family meal. We are a Syncro clan and totally respect what you pulled off with a two wheeler. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to contribute.

    Comment by Steve & Joelle Davidson on April 29, 2015 at 8:17 am

  12. Pat and Dad

    How does one go about to donate. We will help ;-)

    Comment by Pat and Dad on April 30, 2015 at 5:58 am

  13. Pat & Dad, there is a little yellow Donate button above the picture of Baroon with his parents. Click that and away you go! Thanks so much for the help!

    Comment by Brad on April 30, 2015 at 6:10 am

  14. Day 3: $4,920

    It’s our 3rd and final day of fundraising for Nepal, and so far you all have given $4,920. At around 4:00 tonight I’ll be heading to the bank and transferring it all to Dr. Baroon Rai and his team, who are leaving tomorrow for Nepal.

    I can’t say how pleased we are to see this kind of support. If you still want to help, there’s still time—just 2.5 hours to go! You’re amazing. Thanks.

    Comment by Brad on April 30, 2015 at 11:31 pm

  15. Bridget H.

    Is it too late to donate?

    Comment by Bridget H. on May 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

  16. Bridget H.

    Is is too late to donate?

    Comment by Bridget H. on May 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm

  17. Bridget, It’s too late for us to get any more money to Baroon before he leaves, but if any more money trickles in we’ll be sure it gets into the hands of a good charity to help Nepal. It may get into the right hands more quickly if you donate directly to the charity of your choice, though. Thanks!

    Comment by Brad on May 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

  18. With NEPAL in trouble it is dificult reaching/opening your website I have to make do a cache copy of your much apreciated article.Kindly follow up this matter with the CONCERNED ATHORITIES thanks and keep up the good work god bless your NACHO BUG

    Comment by Mr Rashid Mukadam on May 2, 2015 at 4:29 pm

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