For two years the Soarway Foundation has worked to make a difference in the lives of the people of Nepal. People whose strength, determination and resilience in the face of earthquakes, poverty, and even political blockades during a time of crisis has been inspirational. Their courage and dignity is admirable. They are not victims who need us to save them. They merely need a partner who cares. A partner who will be a catalyst helping them to shape a future of hope rather than fear.
Too often we wait until disaster strikes to recognize the need. By then, sadly, many lives that could have been saved are lost. Help us change that picture.
When I joined Soarway we had $500 in the bank and only a handful of supporters. But with the help of many of you, we fought to make a difference. To touch lives. We helped provide shelter after the quakes. We helped fund a medical mission, supported children orphaned in the 2015 quakes, and supported a business incubator for women. We helped make the Wounded Heroes trek of Hope a reality. We worked with Nepal Rises to rebuild a school, assisted in mapping new trekking routes to bring more create greater opportunities for youth in Mustang, and pappwere partners in the fight against human trafficking.
We have saved lives as a partner along with Stanford University in support of the Nepal Ambulance Service helping to train a cadre of skilled paramedics who not only are saving lives today but are part of our capacity building efforts to prepare for the next disaster.
All of this has been done in partnership with strong exceptional organizations in Nepal. Partners whose commitment, integrity, and desire to touch lives, and save lives, matches our own. In the year ahead we have new opportunities to make a difference. To help save the lives of babies suffering from severe malnutrition, to help vulnerable orphans, to provide health camps for women who have been victims of gender-based violence and grinding poverty, and much more. We have a chance to launch risk reduction education programs that are the key to saving lives in the future even as we build stronger and more resilient societies today. All that is possible, but we can’t get there without you.
This is the season of giving and this season you can double your impact. If we can raise $25,000 before the end of the year to match recent grants we have received than we can double your contribution with a separate matching grant of $50,000! It’s a big ask for a small Foundation but when you think of where we started I believe we can do it; but only if you’re prepared to help. Please as we enter the holidays make Giving Tuesday, on December 5 a true day of charity, of compassion, and concern.
Your tax deductible contribution truly matters AND your dollar will bring two more with it. You won’t get a better deal on Black Friday or on the holiday sales specials and you will help change the future.
You can give here on line or you can send your contribution directly to the Soarway Foundation, 342 W. Pike St., Canonsburg, PA. 15317. Visit our website at www.soarway.org to learn more about our programs and our partners. We’ll be adding more in the coming days.