Based in Montrose, Colorado
Member of the Colorado Non Profit Association
WESTERN COLORADO FRIENDS OF THE HIMALAYAS
News and Views
Our latest fundraiser at the end of May was an outstanding success!
We were able to bring climbing and mountaineering icon Sir Chris Bonington to Ridgway (close to Montrose). His presentation focused on the epic Annapurna South Face Expedition in 1970.
We had a packed house with many famous world-class climbers in attendance.
We netted $2,000 after expenses -- ALL of which will go immediately to our ongoing projects.
Breaking News. Our board has just approved proposals to send another $1000 to our Nepal partner "Child Rescue Nepal"- to be used specifically for rescue operations in India and Kathmandu, where young abducted children are forced to work for nothing in appauling conditions. Another $1050 is on its way to the Sherpa village of Khumjung to help pay for three 10th grade girls to be able to complete their school education.
These are examples of our policy to utilize all incoming donations from individuals and fundraisers to immediately go back to areas of need in Nepal and elsewhere!
Ken and Jossi Nebenzahl (in their 90s) from Chicago received 2019 Peace Medals for their support and contributions to WCFH over many years.
Board Member Kelvin Kent was awared this picture for his contributions towards the success of WCFH in 2019