Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

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#Nepal was rocked again today by another…

#Nepal was rocked again today by another powerful aftershock, this one magnitude 7.3 with an epicenter in #Chautara area east of #Kathmandu along the Friendship Highway leading to #Tibet. This photo of morning #chiyaa (Nepali chai) being made was taken in the village of #Chaubas, not far from the latest epicenter. The situation in Nepal is far from over, despite the media’s attention elsewhere. Please stay engaged, please share, and please keep giving to long term relief and rebuilding efforts – see link in profile for suggestions. Together, we can all #HelpCarryTheLoad for Nepal and the millions who need us.

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Yesterday, we celebrated mothers, those amazing beings…

Yesterday, we celebrated mothers, those amazing beings who bring us into this world, nurture us, support and protect us, share with us their love and laughter and wisdom. How many children in #Nepal no longer have a mother to celebrate? How many mothers no longer have children to love? How many families had their lives shredded on April 25, their livelihoods and relationships and all they knew buried in the rubble of falling buildings, crumbling mountainsides, cascading avalanches?
And, how many around the world have already forgotten the need that still exists, the suffering ongoing, the motherless children and childless mothers?
Please keep the story of Nepal alive. Let’s all continue to #HelpCarryTheLoad. Nepal will rebuild. Nepal will rise from the ashes of tragedy. But, we all need to pitch in.

If you can give – even a small amount – please see the link in my profile to support dedicated groups on the ground.

#nepalearthquake #mothersday #liveyouradventure #rebuildnepal

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#tbt to the Langtang Valley in 1992….

#tbt to the Langtang Valley in 1992. Our porters, soon to become friends and then family, Kancha (Membar), Minjou, and Dindou Tamang in Dhunche. Today, 23 years later, I pulled back into @holdernesstoday , the place that helped enable me to go to Nepal that first time and opened so many other doors, taught so many critical lessons. As I write, i have no idea of the fate of my three friends above. I know their village – the small hamlet of Gri in the lower Ganesh Himal – was likely destroyed by the April 25 #earthquake. It may be disappearing from the world headlines, but the needs of #Nepal have not dimished in two weeks; if anything, they’ve only grown and become more pressing as the monsoon nears and aid struggles to reach rural communities. Please help many of us to keep the #nepalearthquake in the news and to keep the money flowing to those working on the ground. The rebuild will take time, funds, and a whole lot of dedication and compassion. You can #HelpCarryTheLoad by clicking on the link in my profile and/or by contributing here: https://www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/raise-nepal/ #powerofsocialmedia @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure

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Nepalis have carried loads for visiting foreigners for many decades. It's time we return the favor. Can you #HelpCarryTheLoad? If so, see link in my profile (https://www.crowdrise.com/HelpCarrytheLoad). Shoot a video, make a donation, and challenge your friends to do the same. Together, with donations big and small, far and widex we can help carry the load for #Nepal and make a difference today, and long into the future. | In this photo, a #Tamang porter carries a heavy load of trekking supplies in the #Khumbu Valley near #Everest, Nepal.

Nepalis have carried loads for visiting foreigners…

Nepalis have carried loads for visiting foreigners for many decades. It’s time we return the favor. Can you #HelpCarryTheLoad? If so, see link in my profile (https://www.crowdrise.com/HelpCarrytheLoad). Shoot a video, make a donation, and challenge your friends to do the same. Together, with donations big and small, far and widex we can help carry the load for #Nepal and make a difference today, and long into the future. | In this photo, a #Tamang porter carries a heavy load of trekking supplies in the #Khumbu Valley near #Everest, Nepal. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #everydayasia #everydaynepal
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Can you #HelpCarryTheLoad for #Nepal? If so,…

Can you #HelpCarryTheLoad for #Nepal? If so, do this:

1. Shoot a short video of you carrying a friend on your back. If you want, say something to the effect of: “We’re helping carry the load. Can you help too?” And, if you can’t piggyback someone, you don’t have to miss out – just show yourself carrying something – big or small, heavy or light – we can all make a difference and #HelpCarryTheLoad!
2. Make a donation to key groups on the ground in Nepal at https://www.crowdrise.com/HelpCarrytheLoad.
3. Share your video far and wide with the hashtag #HelpCarryTheLoad, include these directions in your share, and ask your friends to make their own video.

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East of Kathmandu, in places like here…

East of Kathmandu, in places like here along the Friendship Highway in Kavrepalanchowk and beyond, the devastation from the #nepalearthquake was heavy. Aid is starting to trickle in to more remote areas like this, and #Rasuwa, #Lamjung, #Gorkha, and more. But the meed remains great for immediate #earthquake #relief, and also long term, sustainable development to help with rebuilding shattered rural communities. Please keep your interest focused on helping in any and all ways you can. #Nepal #NepalQuake #everydaynepal #everydayasia #givetonepal #dontjustpray

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The cobblestone streets of #Bhaktapur, circa 1993….

The cobblestone streets of #Bhaktapur, circa 1993. One of my favorite cities in the world, Bhaktapur is an intricate mix of urban and rural, with ancient brick homes, bedecked with ornamented wooden windows, lining winding paths filled with smiles.
At least 50% of that is now gone forever, reduced to rubble by the earthquake. Homes are demolished, orphanages crumbled, hospitals broken, and 300 year old monuments shattered in minutes…along with countless lives lost and forever changed.

Please help #Nepal however you can. Make a donation today. Get in touch if you are going over to help. And remember this will not be finished when the news stops reporting. The rebuilding of lives and communities will take years, so keep giving, please.

#jainepal #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #liveyouradventure
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Going to bed with a heavy heart after trying all day, and ultimately failing, to match the director of many orphanages in Kathmandu with tents on the ground to house his growing number of orphaned children. Tonight, again, many of them are sleeping out in the rain. Please, mobilize all your networks. If someone is going to #Nepal, get in touch. We can get gear in, match it with needs, and make a difference now.

Going to bed with a heavy heart…

Going to bed with a heavy heart after trying all day, and ultimately failing, to match the director of many orphanages in Kathmandu with tents on the ground to house his growing number of orphaned children. Tonight, again, many of them are sleeping out in the rain.

Please, mobilize all your networks. If someone is going to #Nepal, get in touch. We can get gear in, match it with needs, and make a difference now.

#NepalQuake #nepalearthquake #jainepal

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Trying to connect need for supplies in…

Trying to connect need for supplies in #Nepal with supplies already on the ground, or some that can be shipped.

ARE YOU GOING TO NEPAL and can carry supplies?
ARE YOU IN NEPAL and have supplies you can match with needs?

DO YOU HAVE A NEED and can confirm ability to receive and distribute?

If so, please read my blog post, linked in my profile, and reach out to me through the specific email addresses there. But, again, please read the requirements – i will be able to help only if you meet them.

Jai Nepal.

#jainepal #nepalearthquake #nepalquake #liveyouradventure
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Connecting need with supply in Nepal

Sometimes even a tiny impact can help, and in a crisis situation like the one unfolding daily in Nepal, those …

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