by Eric Murphy
Our ongoing and very successful ($37,000 +) Kilimanjaro Covid-19 Hunger Relief Fundraiser has just completed the 2nd food distributions for all 310 crew and staff. Members from our Tanzanian partner company Big Expeditions handled all aspects of whole purchase and transport of over 12,000 lbs of rice, corn and sugar. Arusha crew and staff received their distribution on February 6th and the Marangu Village crew and staff received theirs on February 13th. Some efficiencies were added this 2nd time around, allowing for 5kg more corn to be distributed to each person. The next distributions are planned for late March. The fundraiser will remain open to further donations until at least early Summer 2021. My thanks to everyone who has supported and shared this effort!