16 results for month: 05/2015

Colorado Woman Cycling To Alaska To Raise Money For Nepal Quake Victims « CBS Denver

A Colorado woman kicked off a solo bike ride from Denver to Alaska all for a good cause. Source: Colorado Woman Cycling To Alaska To Raise Money For Nepal Quake Victims « CBS Denver

Photos from Sarah’s Sendoff

Thanks to everyone who donated, rode, or celebrated with us today! We're strong because of the relationships we have in rural Nepal, and because of the relationships we have here at home. Thanks, Colorado, for giving Sarah a great sendoff! (more…)

Making Do in Darkha

Preparing for the rainy season in Darkha, Nepal - Rebuilding in Darkha will likely be a long, difficult process. But people in rural Nepal aren't thinking much about that right now. They're thinking about the rain. Indeed, in rural Nepal, the imminent monsoon season looms large over everything that aid organizations and their village partners do. We talk a lot about phased rebuilding, and like other aid organizations, we are constantly worrying over potential building materials and their sourcing, weighing  their appropriateness to the village residents' anticipated needs. In Darkha, though, these are hopelessly academic discussions-- they're ...

Busy Days Ahead

Thanks to my friend Rob, we're now at $1000! I'm so grateful for all of your support, and to have raised this much before I've even started riding is awesome! Let's keep the momentum going. The kickoff ride is scheduled for Sunday (more details at ColoradoNepalAlliance.org/ride ), and with the weather clearing up I'm back on track to get out of town on Monday. It was hard to train and motivate with the rain the last couple weeks, but now that sun is on the menu, it's all systems go! In my last couple days before departure, I'm taking the GRE, moving out of my apartment, cutting off all my hair (this is going to be the hardest part of the whole ...

T-Shirts Now Available (Updated locations)

Colorado Nepal Alliance t-shirts are now available! These are tech-shirts, so they're great for running and other high-intensity activities, but they're also incredibly soft. Seriously, this could be your new favorite shirt! You can get one by making a donation of $25 or more to our Darkha Relief Fund at one of our upcoming events, or by visiting one of the locations listed below. (more…)

Half Hour Interview with Anne on KGNU

Interview on KGNU's Connections Our Executive Director Anne Hines was interviewed this morning on KGNU's Connections about our work in Nepal. Half hour with Anne Hines, Executive Director for "Shoes For Sherpas," a project of the Colorado Nepal Alliance. Discussing their regular mission in addition to current and ongoing relief efforts in response to the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. Source: KGNU Independent Community Radio / 88.5 FM & 1390 AM (Boulder / Denver) / 93.7 FM (Nederland) Link: mp3

T-Shirt Preview

Colorado Nepal Alliance T-Shirts Help get the word out about the Colorado Nepal Alliance and look good doing it! We've ordered a limited run of these great tech t-shirts which we'll soon be offering around Colorado. Shirts will be available to those making donations of $25 or more at one of our events. So far, we are planning to have shirts at the following events: Phidippides Track Club Denver Trail Runners Runners Roost - Denver City Park Run Club Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, CO. MORE, along with dates TBA If you are interested in having someone from the Colorado Nepal Alliance at your event, please contact us! All ...

Contact with Mingma Nuru Sherpa

This morning we were able to speak with Mingma Nuru Sherpa. Mingma has coordinated multiple shoe distributions for us in the villages of Khumjung and Kunde in the Everest region, just up the hill from Namche Bazaar on the famous Everest Base Camp Trail. (You can read about one such distribution he coordinated for us in February of 2014 here.) Mingma reports that there were no additional injuries after the second earthquake, but that almost all of the homes that were still standing after the first one have now collapsed. People are sleeping outdoors under tarps and tents, and he is currently in Kathmandu trying to procure corrugated tin sheeting ...

Another Nepal earthquake: Deaths in 3 nations « CNN.com

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake is a significant event, but the context that they provide about the size of today's earthquake relative to the April 25th, 2015 quake is worth highlighting: Source: “Another Nepal Earthquake: Deaths in 3 Nations - CNN.com.” CNN.com  (May 12, 2015). Powerful earthquake hits Nepal - CNN.com

Interview on 850 KOA in Denver

Colorado Nepal Alliance Executive Director Anne Hines was interviewed today, Tuesday May 12, 2015, by News Radio 850AM KOA about our fundraising efforts over the past weeks, and about the food and shelter we're already supplying to Darkha, Nepal. From the hourly news at 1 PM: