Warm hats and fleece from Sherpa Adventure Gear are on the way to victims left out in the cold in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Kent, Washington and Kathmandu, Nepal-based company gathered up hand-knit wool hats and Jaaro fleece hooded pullovers to send to AmeriCares, whichgives disaster relief and humanitarian medical aid to people in crisis in the USA and around the world.
“We are happy to help this small way, offering warmth and comfort to those in need,” said Tsedo Sherpa of Sherpa Adventure Gear.“I hope others in the industry can help quickly as well.”
The call for donations came from the Outdoor Industry Association, which has worked with AmeriCares to support victims of natural disasters. For more information, visit OIA’s WebNews posting at http://www.outdoorindustry.org/news/industry.php?newsId=17442&newsSubType=&action=display.
About Sherpa Adventure Gear
Sherpa Adventure Gear was founded in 2003 by Tashi Sherpa, who was inspired to start the company when he discovered that two uncles were on Sir Edmund Hilary’s successful, first expedition to the summit of Mount Everest in 1953.Sherpa Adventure Gear—which manufacturers apparel for mountain and outdoor adventures—honours the unsung Sherpa heroes who make high altitude Himalayan climbs possible by carrying the loads, laying the ropes, and guiding the way.Sherpa athlete-ambassadors test and help design Sherpa Adventure Gear products, most of which are manufactured in Nepal. The company employs hundreds of people in Nepal, where the company has its downtown Kathmandu headquarters, a flagship store and The Terrace bed and breakfast. Two more stores opened in 2010, in Namche and Pokhara, Nepal.The company’s marketing and sales office is in Kent, Washington. Sherpa Adventure Gear gives back to the Sherpa community through its own charitable arm—called the Paldorje Education Fund—through which a portion of every sale helps fund scholarships for deserving Sherpa children.