Nepal is like a second home to me having done several treks and mountain climbs there and being on the board of the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children, which supports education for needy children. I and Red Lantern Journeys are working with 2 organizations in Nepal to help the earthquake relief efforts.
1. Immediate Relief to Those in Need through Mission Himalaya and Dooley Intermed
Our trekking partner in Nepal, has an NGO called Mission Himalaya. Their main project was to build and run an orphanage, in Panauti, Nepal. However, they also work together with Dooley Intermed International Foundation based in New York to run medical treks to treat locals with vision problems in remote locations.
They are now working together on immediate earthquake relief and Red Lantern Journeys is supporting them. We ask that you please join us in that support by making a donation via the Dooley Intermed International Foundations web site.
They are now providing free hot meals, free medical services, distribution of rice, vegetables, biscuits, snacks, instant noodles, soap, and toiletries. They also are making available a water purifier for drinking water, buckets, mugs, etc. All this is for approximately 300 people. With your help it can be for many others!
2. Long Term Help for Education through the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children
Red Lantern Journeys is the organizer of the Climb for Himalaya Children, a fundraiser of the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children. You can donate to Mitrata directly or sponsor a climber attempting to climb Mt. Rainier in July. They anticipate increased funding needs to support the over 100 children that they are currently educating.