There are 25.4 million refugees in the world, more than ever before. Over half are children. But as fewer and fewer refugees are permitted into the US and as the US cuts funding for international relief organizations, existing non-profits are struggling to stay open. So, I’m dedicating this 1100 mile trek to the children of the Refugee and Asylee community. My goal is to raise 10 dollars for every mile I trek in this wild wild journey.
Funds raised for the Nelson Marlborough segment of the trek will go to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster.
To keep track of my trek and learn more, visit tatitreks.com
Onwards and upwards, my friends!