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G Adventures Launches Nepal Earthquake Relief Initiative

April 28, 2015 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Tour operator G Adventures has launched a $75,000 aid appeal in response to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Kathmandu, Nepal and surrounding areas. Funds raised will support the long-term recovery of the affected communities.http://connect.hsmai.org/AsiaPacific/Home

“Nepal needs our help. Relief agencies are already mobilizing to provide food, shelter, and medicine to those affected by the earthquake, but it doesn’t end there. It will take months, even years to rebuild the country,” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder, G Adventures.

Donations can be made at http://bit.ly/1Qx5Sv1. G Adventures covers all administration costs so 100% of all donations will directly benefit the initiative.

Planeterra and G Adventures have a successful track record of supporting efforts in countries the tour operator travels to, creating a positive impact by working with local partners on sustainable projects needed to make a long-term difference.

“Our world is an amazing place to explore and has given us so much. When part of it is in trouble, it is our duty to step up and return the favour,” adds Poon Tip. “We know our travellers and partners care. As demonstrated with our past relief efforts in Haiti, East Africa, Peru and the Philippines, they supported and championed; they want to contribute and make a difference.”

For more information please visit http://bit.ly/1Qx5Sv1 and follow hashtag #GAdvCares on Facebook and Twitter.

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