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Images from Tsum

Images from Tsum

The Compassion Project was so happy to see that our friend Lama Pema had a safe trip to Tsum. He sent us many photos of the valley so we can figure out how best to support this isolated community. He spent one night and two days there and was in the first helicopter to land in Tsum. People in the valley have not had any outside assistance to date.

Here's what Lama Pema said about his trip:

"People are living in tents and life is an uphill struggle at the moment. The daily activities of the people have been completely shattered along with their homes. Many people are in desperate need of help of any kind. My going there in person gave them a sense of relief and comfort at this dire situation. It is heartbreaking for me to see how much people are suffering because of this natural disaster. There is an immediate need of food, shelter, medicine, clothing and emotional, psychological and spiritual comforting. But they also need support during the road ahead towards recovery. We have to help them bring back normalcy and wellbeing in the valley and in their daily lives."


Nepal Earthquake

Nepal Earthquake
The above photo is from Dhading, a village I traveled through on my to Tsum in 2012. The destruction, injury, and loss in Nepal is hard to fathom and many tears have been shed. We are sick with worry. Many of the places I've written about in my book Back Over the Mountains may no longer be… Read more »

Bottle Depot Visit

Bottle Depot Visit
Bottle drives are a great way to support our project. We get people calling, sending Facebook messages, emailing, and even dropping their bottles off. Our friend Camille owns a hair business and is always collecting. She's even got her clients donating! Yesterday I combined her contribution with a… Read more »

A Night in Nepal

A Night in Nepal
On January 17th The Compassion Project hosted its first fundraising event at Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton. It was an evening of warmth and fun that I think touched many of our hearts. We raised approximately $4,500 dollars in a single night thanks to all those who came (more than 60 people!), the… Read more »