Detroit2Nepal Foundation

D2N’s mission is to improve public health, health care and educational opportunities for children in remote Himalayan villages of Nepal and in the greater Detroit area.

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Over the Edge

Due to the recent devastation in Nepal, D2N and all involved with the upcoming Over the Edge event have decided that half of all funds raised from April 26th until the close of the event's fundraising will be dedicated to supporting disaster relief efforts in Nepal.

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The latest news from the Detroit2Nepal Foundation:

Nepal Earthquake Update

Urgent Update: Due to the recent devastation in Nepal, D2N and all involved with the upcoming Over the Edge event have decided that half of all funds raised from April 26th until the close of the event’s fundraising will be dedicated to supporting disaster relief efforts in Nepal. You can donate at detroit2nepal.org or sign up to rappel and fundraise at overtheedgedetroit.com. Any questions please feel free to contact Heidi Hedquist at 248.872.1022 or heidi@hackintothecause.org

Dr. Keidan discusses the Nepal earthquake on Fox 2 News in Detroit – Click here to watch the interview.


D2N Response to Nepal Earthquake, May 2, 2015

It is just one week after the earthquake that has cost thousands of lives and unbelievable damage in Nepal and beyond. News from Khotang and the villages in which we work is limited. Thankfully, initial reports indicate that the casualties are limited, but damage is significant. All projects reported are damaged or destroyed, with the exact scope undetermined. We await …

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How Can We Help Nepal?

hello all attached is an update I received this morning from my friend Mark Zimmerman at the nick simons institute. it does not discuss khotang specifically, but he informed me that khotang was not hit as hard as areas closer to the epicenter of the earthquake. this is consistent with our prior info. we will be dealing with mostly rebuilding …

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December 2014 Visit Report of Khotang District Project Area

Khotang District Khotang District, in Sagarmatha Zone, is one among the 75 districts of Nepal and Diktel is its district headquarters. The district is part of the area traditionally referred as Majh Kirat/Kirant (middle Kirat), home to the indigenous ethnic Kirat, Rai people. Apart from Rais, other ethnic groups and ‘hill castes’–such as the Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Limbu, Sherpa and …

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Jewish News Article by Dr Richard Keidan on our Miles4Alex event August 24, 2014

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Summer 2014 D2N Newsletter!

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Update from Richard

hello all   i am back in nyc today, and will return to detroit tomorrow at 5 pm. rachel, matt, and i had a fabulous trip. i will attach some pics for your viewing of toilets, new scholarship students, the sub-heath post construction, and our initial report from our new nepal director keshab. i will briefly outline trip below.   …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Gift to D2N Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ronald McDonald House Charities awards grant to Detroit2 Nepal Foundation and Beaumont Children’s Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Bike Program The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Michigan and national Ronald McDonald House Charities have awarded grants totaling $15,300 to support the Detroit2Nepal Foundation and Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Bike Program. The D2N Foundation was created by Beaumont …

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Nepal, December 23, 2013

greetings from namche bazaar at the foot of the everest region. i completed my work in khotang and wanted to provide an update on the past few weeks.  i arrived to lamidada by plane uneventfully, and reached our projects in the villages of sungdel, rakha,and dipsung over the next several days. i am pleased to report that d2n is thriving! …

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Birmingham Bike Festival 2013

We are still excited about the success of our recent annual fundraiser at the Birmingham Bike Festival. Our Miles4Alex bike parade featured many of our children from Beaumont Children’s Hospital. D2N is proud to support “Bike Day”, providing custom adaptive bikes for children with special needs and the “Long Term Follow-up Clinic”, providing care for pediatric cancer survivors who have …

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Return Trip from Kathmandu – Message from Richard

I returned to Kathmandu last night with ten hour bus ride from Jiri bazaar. the ride was highlighted by the maoist cutting down a huge tree to cause a road block (which was eventually pushed to the mountainside once there were enough stranded vehicles going both ways to provide the manpower) and some other type of traffic jam which after …

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