Kathmandu-based outdoor apparel manufacturer Sherpa Adventure Gear has created an earthquake relief fund called “Help Sherpas Help Nepal” to support aid to remote villages affected by the disaster.
The fundraising appeal is on Crowdrise at www.crowdrise.com/helpsherpashelpnepal
The company has committed to raising as much as possible through the campaign and 100% of the money raised will be dedicated to direct relief efforts.
In a letter from Kathmandu, Nepal announcing the fundraising effort, Tashi Sherpa, founder and CEO of Sherpa Adventure Gear, wrote:
Thank you for your kind words following the devastating earthquake of April 25th.
As we gather our wits and resources to respond to this catastrophe, here’s how you can take action.
Please visit the Sherpa Adventure Gear site at www.crowdrise.com/helpsherpashelpnepal and make a
100% of your funds will go for immediate relief on the ground.
With each day, the death toll rises, along with the need for water, tents, and medicine.
We believe this is the wisest way to bring support where it does the most good, working through our
contacts in each community.
This is not the kind of adventure anyone seeks, but we are determined to see it through, no matter how long
Thank you for standing with us and giving what you can.
Tashi Sherpa and the Sherpa Family
Sherpa and his colleagues are acting on the ground from Kathmandu to arrange for immediate supplies of tarps, water purifiers, sanitary supplies and more to be brought in from India by road. It has also appealed to its network of contacts in the greater subcontinent region to supply what they can in the way of urgently needed water, health and sanitation supplies and temporary shelter.
To make a donation, visit: www.crowdrise.com/helpsherpashelpnepal