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Tents for Nepal Appeal Update

ACE Founder and President Chris Baker leading efforts to prepare the tents for shipment to Nepal

ACE Founder and President Chris Baker leading efforts to prepare the tents for shipment to Nepal

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!

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ACE CA Staff and Americorps members after packing a UHaul truck with tents

ACE CA Staff and Americorps members after packing a UHaul truck with tents

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.

Some of the first tents to arrive in Nepal, outside the Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA) main office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Some of the first tents to arrive in Nepal, outside the Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA) main office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

We have also received some pictures of the tents arriving with families in areas hard hit by the two recent earthquakes.

Until the arrival of the donated tents this lady and 13 others had been living under the blue tarp. Now an alternative has arrived (below).

Until the arrival of the donated tents this lady and 13 others were living under the blue tarp.

Local Nepalese constructing a donated tent. The family who will utilize these tents were up until this point living under a tarp (above).

Local Nepalese constructing a donated tent. Up until this point they had been living under a tarp with more than 10 other people

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.

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