Rescue Dawn after Nepal Earthquake

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Raised by 399 people in 48 months
April 25th a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Not far from the epicenter, Dawn Habash was trekking in the Langtang Valley. Since the moment we found out, our family (Khaled and Yasmine Habash) and friends have been working tirelessly to find her. It's been 6 days, and she is still unaccounted for. Hundreds of survivors have been rescued from Kyanjing village in the last two days. This is the last place she was seen on the morning of the 25th. However, later that day she may have moved towards Langtang Village, which experienced a massive avalanche that decimated the village. She may be there and in dire need of help. Time is everything right now. 


We are researching every avenue of how to find her. The money donated may be used for family flights to Nepal, search and rescue services or other uses relevant to helping us find Dawn. However, we are hoping that we do not need this money to help rescue her. If this is case, rest assured that your donations will 100% be forwarded to a relief fund to help Nepal's recovery, one that will surely take years. 

Nepal has a special place in the hearts of the Habash family, as each of us have experienced the beauty, serenity, peace and kindness of it's nature and people. This is Dawn's fourth trip to this beloved country. Her first trip was in 1998 when she traveled for 6 weeks in the Khumbu valley near Mt. Everest. Upon her return, she immediately wanted to go back. In 2000, Yasmine and Dawn went for 5.5 weeks to trek the Annapurna circuit, visit Chitwan National Park and visit historic sites around Kathmandu, including Bhoudanath, Bhaktapur and Darbur Squares (which have all been severely damaged). Dawn went back in 2001 to do the Khumbu valley again. Yasmine went back in 2004 to trek Langtang/Helambu and the Annapurna Sanctuary. Khaled traveled there in 2007 to do the Annapurna Circuit. As you may have realized, Nepal is one of those special places that stays in your heart forever. Even long after the travels, memories linger in the mind and soon enough a return trip is planned, yielding to a begging heart. 

The mystery of our mother's location is the forefront of our every waking moment. It is her blood in our body that keeps us moving, believing and knowing that we can find her. The effects of the earthquake did not only hit our home. We know the devestation that is rippling this stunning and spiritual nation. And we want to help. Please help us, help Dawn Habash and help Nepal.

We are so eternally grateful for all of those who are watching our progress. The outpouring of support, prayers, love and light has given us endurance. There is strength in numbers, and no, I'm not talking about money numbers. So please know that however much you choose to donate, every penny counts. The exchange rate is crazy. To offer some perspective: 1 way local bus ticket is $0.17, 1.5 liter bottle of water is $0.30, 1 loaf of bread is $0.46, 1 inexpensive restuarant meal $1.48, 1 month salary is $133.22 USD. Anyway, you get the picture. The US Dollar goes a long way!

Thank you for taking the time to read this and help. Please feel free to contact our family through our Facebook page if you have any suggestions. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!



If you would like to follow our progress or learn more about Dawn, please look at the links below. 

Facebook Page to Help Find Dawn Habash
https://www.facebook.com/FindDawnHabashNepal2015?fref=ts

News Articles (listed in order by date):
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/26/father-son-hikers-from-maine-safe-but-augusta-trekker-unaccounted-for-in-nepal/

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2015/04/26/augusta-woman-unaccounted-for-in-nepal/26420247/

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/28/ac-intv-yasmine-habash-on-nepal-earthquake.cnn

www.facebook.com&cm_pla=fb_feed&cm_ite=fb_social_rec&fb_ref=Default"> www.facebook.com&cm_pla=fb_feed&cm_ite=fb_social_rec&fb_ref=Default" target="_blank" class="txt1" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">http://www.weather.com/tv/shows/amhq/video/son-searching-for-mom-after-nepal-quake?cm_ven=Facebook&cm_cat= www.facebook.com&cm_pla=fb_feed&cm_ite=fb_social_rec&fb_ref=Default

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/30/family-learns-more-info-about-missing-mom-in-nepal/26676607/
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The Habash Family would love to send out love and light and endless gratitude to those who have kept us in their thoughts, prayers and healing energy during the past three months. Without your support and hearts holding us up, we could not have done what we have done. Going to Nepal was powerful and heartbreaking, but we did everything we could for our sweet Mumma Habash. While on the ground, we were able to donate $5000 to those in need, including to the Yellow Gompa Monastary, where all Langtang survivors continue to live during the monsoon season. Leftover funds are continually being used to help sponsor education of children, provide food and shelter materials for rebuilding and have been saved as a reserve for post monsoon season relief. We couldn't survive the loss of such an amazing woman without the support and love of this amazing world community/family. We are infinitely blessed by Mumma Habash and all you beautiful people around the world. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!!
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In less than 72 hours we've surpassed not one but TWO goals! You are all amazing! We couldn't be doing this without you! So much love out to you beautiful people.
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You are all so amazing!!! These results are beyond my wildest thoughts and hopes. We are a million times grateful for all those who are supporting us right now. Khaled and I are speechless. This means more than you can ever imagine. We are not stopping. And it's because of having people like you helping to us that we find the strength and energy to sustain us. Sending so much love and light to all you beauties. You have my heart. <3
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Hfh Hfh
47 months ago

Respected Sir / Mam our orphanage name is Hands For Help Orphanage. We are situated at dhapakhel. We are completing 1 years. We works for widow's children's. Now we have 9 children's. They all are going to Little star English School at techo. We rented a house. We don't have any donor. Now we are going through lots of problems.Due to this earthquake our orphanage house is cracked and all children's are afraid even house is not suitable for stay. That's way we are planning to buy land and make huts to stay even we dont have sufficient food for that we need donation and help. We believe we will get your helpful hands. Hands For Help ,Nabil Bank , 3101017500861 account no ,swift cord :NARBNPKA. Alina Baskota Bishwakarma, A/C No. 20315241407090, Nepal SBI Bank, New Baneshwar Branch, Code No. NSBINPKA IME = ALINA BASKOTA For courier = Address : Near to sumeru hospital sadobato , kathmandu, Nepal. Phone number :9843214830, 9843214831. Let's live for others. .. HFH FAMILY. PLZ SHARE. ...

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Carol Millay
48 months ago

Am following all the facebook posts and have been looking at the area on the map she was last heard from. It looks huge..so praying that rescue gets to this remote area. Take care.

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Kim Rodrigue-Weymouth
48 months ago

Praying for you & your family...hoping you will hear from your mom today....

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Anonymous
45 months ago
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Lindsey Bloom
46 months ago

The rest of the funds from the rainforest yoga fundraiser class last month. With much love - your Juneau yoga tribe.

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Anonymous
46 months ago
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jea geelen
47 months ago

I hope everything works out Yasmine!! I don't know you, but I be thinking of you, abd your bother and mother! All the best. Jea

SC
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Susan Casey
47 months ago

Praying for you all. I hope with all my heart that you find your mom. Sending love and light to all of you.

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Anonymous
47 months ago
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Penny Whitten
47 months ago

Dawn is a wonderful person inside and out. I was greatly moved and inspired by her when I took belly dance classes taught by her.Our hearts and prayers go out to all her family and friends.

Hfh Hfh
47 months ago

Respected Sir / Mam our orphanage name is Hands For Help Orphanage. We are situated at dhapakhel. We are completing 1 years. We works for widow's children's. Now we have 9 children's. They all are going to Little star English School at techo. We rented a house. We don't have any donor. Now we are going through lots of problems.Due to this earthquake our orphanage house is cracked and all children's are afraid even house is not suitable for stay. That's way we are planning to buy land and make huts to stay even we dont have sufficient food for that we need donation and help. We believe we will get your helpful hands. Hands For Help ,Nabil Bank , 3101017500861 account no ,swift cord :NARBNPKA. Alina Baskota Bishwakarma, A/C No. 20315241407090, Nepal SBI Bank, New Baneshwar Branch, Code No. NSBINPKA IME = ALINA BASKOTA For courier = Address : Near to sumeru hospital sadobato , kathmandu, Nepal. Phone number :9843214830, 9843214831. Let's live for others. .. HFH FAMILY. PLZ SHARE. ...

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Carol Millay
48 months ago

Am following all the facebook posts and have been looking at the area on the map she was last heard from. It looks huge..so praying that rescue gets to this remote area. Take care.

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Kim Rodrigue-Weymouth
48 months ago

Praying for you & your family...hoping you will hear from your mom today....

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