Volunteers are making a difference in Nepal as its people strive to recover from the earthquake catastrophe. The first relief trek team has been filled by Wesleyans working with World Hope International, our chief humanitarian aid partner. Departing June 11, it will be delivering water filtration supplies and 4-person tents to people in Nepal’s remote regions who have yet to receive relief supplies, many of them because landslides blocked roads which are still impassible by vehicle.
World Hope has been on the ground in Nepal providing relief efforts and appreciates the partnership of The Wesleyan Relief Fund helping provide relief supplies to people who continue to rebuild their lives after this major natural disaster. Unfortunately, many of those who are in greatest need are also those who are most difficult to reach. Trekking to these communities is currently one of the only ways to deliver vital supplies to them. The monsoon season ordinarily begins around the end of June.
From June 11-19, 2015, the first trekking team will be backpacking tents and water filters to remote communities near the epicenter of the April 25th quake. Each member is paying $1500 plus airfare, and will face strenuous mountain conditions. No more volunteers are needed for this team, but there may be more teams later.
Watch here on wesleyan.org or The Wesleyan Church Facebook page for updates about the trekking team.
Pictured: World Hope International CEO John Lyon helps provide a water filtration system.