Last week ACE Founder and President Chris Baker, the ACE Santa Cruz office staff, and AmeriCorps members began preparing the tents donated to the Tents for Nepal for shipment to Nepal. Due to the generosity of ACE’s followers, members of the public, and Sport Chalet/Eastern Mountain Sports, the Santa Cruz office was overwhelmed with tents, and preparing the shipment was a large undertaking!
We are delighted to announce that earlier this week the first shipment of tents arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal. Furthermore the second shipment is departing on Thursday May 21st, with a third larger shipment scheduled for departure during the last week in May.
We have also received some pictures of the tents arriving with families in areas hard hit by the two recent earthquakes.
ACE would like to thank all of the generous donors to the Tents for Nepal appeal, and the volunteers and AmeriCorps members who helped prepare the shipment in our Santa Cruz office. This appeal is ongoing and we will continue to provide updates from Nepal as we receive them.