Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July Charity of the Month: UNICEF US Fund for Nepal Earthquake

Charity of the Month is the way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

June: We sponsored Feed My Starving Children to help provide meals to needy kids around the world. We donated $130 plus a matching gift to FMSC through their online link at FMSC.org.

July's Charity:

UNICEF US Fund: Aiding the Nepal Earthquake Relief


You may have noticed we are a little late announcing this month's charity. In all honesty we did not have any ideas of what organization or fund to support so we kept delaying the post until we could make a decision. We picked the Nepal Earthquake relief efforts due to watching a show on The Travel Channel.

Thanks to the magic of On Demand we binge-watched Big Crazy Family Adventure. The show documents a family (husband, wife, and 2 sons ages 7 & 3) taking a three month journey from Western Canada to India via Korea, China, Tibet, and Nepal without an airplane. The first 5 days were by canoe. We thought these people were nuts! Beyond that, we really enjoyed watching all the highs-and-lows of travel play out and how well they all took it in-stride.

Bruce, the father, is a guide and photojournalist by trade and had visited Nepal and Everest Base Camp before. He had such great love for the area and respect for its people. You could tell this was definitely being passed onto the eldest son. During one of the Nepal episodes they flashed up a memorial message for the victims of the earthquake. The April earthquake killed over 9,000 people.

Learn more about the earthquake click here.

To donate, click here to go to UNICEF's Nepal link.



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