A collective 497 mile walk supporting the Nepal Earthquake relief efforts
What is Nepal497
On April 25, 2015 a massive earthquake (7.9 on Richter Scale) hit Nepal, took over 8,000 lives, displaced millions and changed the lives of individual and families forever. Sewa is committed to raising $1 million for relief and rehabilitation work in Nepal. Nepal497 is a collective virtual walk for supporting this relief work. All the registrations and optional donations raised through this walk will go towards Sewa International's Nepal Earthquake Relief initiatives. During this walk, registered users will symbolically walk the entire length of Nepal (497 miles or 800Kms) along its Himalayan axis. Registered users can walk any where and any time (before midnight July 06, 2015 EST) to move the mile marker forward.
How to Participate
Register to Walk:
Fundraise (optional): Invite others to pledge donations for your walk
iOS users: Login to the Charity Footprints app and finish your registered goal, app login details will be same as your registration email and password
Android & other smartphone users: Use any fitness tracking app and upload your workout here to finish the goal
About Sewa International
How will it work?
On Registration: Charity Footprints will create a workout goal & a fundraising page for you
On Individual Goal Completion: All funds raised from friends & family will be sent to Sewa International through Network For Good
On Campaign Completion: We will send the registration fees along with the list of registered users to Sewa International, USA
Sewa International: Will email tax receipts to the registered users' email address
How Sewa is supporting Nepal
Sewa is working with organizations in Nepal to provide first aid, distribute safe drinking water bottles, food packets, and blankets. Sewa International has been able to distribute 10,000 tarpaulins to be used for shelter, 10,000 blankets, food packets and water supplies. In addition, Sewa has imported 200 tons of relief material, including 30 tons of tarpaulin for temporary shelters into Nepal. Sewa doctors have been helping in hospitals and dedicated volunteers have been traveling to unreachable and remote villages to hand out supplies.