Volunteering in Nepal

The Great Wide Open

I will keep this blog post brief since we’ve already barraged everyone we know with shameless fundraising requests regarding earthquake relief work in Nepal. We’d like to extend a very big THANK YOU to everyone who donated, we raised a whopping $6,000! (Here’s the link again, just in case you are feeling charitable! All Hands Fundraising)

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We loved our time volunteering despite the cold showers, dorm living and reoccurring threat of bed bugs. For three weeks, six days a week, we removed rubble from people’s property. In most cases that rubble, whether it was rocks, bricks or wood, was once a family’s home. While the work itself may have been mindless (certainly repetitive), it was also satisfying and rewarding. There’s something to be said for seeing the fruit of one’s labor. The work we did was visible each day in both the ever-growing stack of bricks pulled from the…

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