Three days have passed since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed thousands of people and left several more injured. One of our own, Dr. Jon Kedrowski, was at Basecamp when the resulting avalanche swept down Mount Everest. Jon is one of our ambassadors, who is thankfully in good health, but others were not so lucky. We are truly saddened by this tragedy.
Dr. Jon Kedrowski, EnerPlex ambassador, a few days before the avalanche.
A video from CBS news
talking with Jon as he recounts what happened in Basecamp on Mount Everest.
In an effort to help, we are joining forces with other Colorado companies to contribute to the relief efforts. With so much damage and destruction, thousands of people have been left without electricity and have not been able to get in touch with one another. To aid this problem, we will be sending "solar power packs" to help keep the Nepalese connected and powered. These will include durable solar panels
that will gather power directly from the sun and will not require any electricity. In addition to the solar power packs, we will be donating 25% of all of our sales towards the relief efforts.
A photo of Everest Basecamp from Jon's blog: Everest Earthquake & Avalanche Aftermath & Photos
It brings us hope that so many have come together during this time of need. Join us, and help bring relief to the people of Nepal and its surrounding areas. Here is a list of a few ways to do so
. Millions of people have been affected by this disaster, and every small act counts.