Earthquake Relief

Recently I got a mailing from Bruce and Susan Keenan, founders of the Himalayan Children’s Charities (HCC) – the foundation for whom I’d been riding a unicycle for years until my sudden accident.  They reported good news about the city of Kathmandu and surrounding areas still recovering from the recent devastation:

Here is the HCC Letter Reprinted:

nepalese earthquakeAt the end of the first week after the earthquake, our HCC students are all doing well.   So far, HCC has raised over $11,000 toward the relief efforts in Nepal.  Thank you to all that have donated!!!   To date, we have used these funds to procure tarps to help keep affected people dry in the areas of Dhading, Nuwakot and Sindupalchowk.   In the future, we are looking to help rebuild health posts in areas north of Kathmandu.

Our older HCC students have been volunteering; helping to distribute tarps, working in a food kitchen in the Kathmandu area and at the airport, helping to unload supplies for the Red Cross.   We are very proud of all of our volunteers!!   Our younger students that were attending Reliance School, have returned to Kushi Ghar today and will remain there until schools reopen again.

HCC is collecting funds for earthquake relief in Nepal.  These funds will go directly to the many Nepalis affected by this tragedy,   We are working with our in-country support team to identify legitimate, well-run relief agencies and donate these restricted funds to them (organizations that have low overhead and are effective with the use of the donations).

Please click on the Donate button on the top right of the HCC home page and where it says “Purpose”, notate it for “earthquake relief”.  The funds collected will only go for that purpose.

Thank you for your support from HCC and the people of Nepal!!!

hccAnd, by the Way…

. . . If you make a donation, tell them Michael sent you!