Fives. TheoEco’s 5-year Anniversary and the 2015 Nepal Earthquake on April 25th - Exactly 5 years to the day.
So many 5’s right? Well for those of you expecting something about your favorite TV show, sorry for any disappointment. But please read on! And if you are bored start counting the fives (Answer at the end). Obviously, this is a trying time for most of us and folks are hunkering down all over the world. Hopefully we can provide an opportunity for you to take part in something outside the walls we are behind.
My daughter Bobbie and I were in Kathmandu last month as the Coronavirus was developing just over Nepal’s northern border in China. We were there shooting footage for our upcoming film Piles of Bricks (Revisited) a new documentary about the earthquake rebuilding efforts scheduled for release on the Nepal megaquake’s 5-year anniversary: April 25, 2020. A film five years in the making it provides an update on how things are going now five years later and tries to shed a light on the question: Where’s the $4 billion the world promised back in 2015?
Turns out that March 2020 is also TheoEco’s 5-year anniversary. We have put out several documentaries and assisted those we have met along the way, we became a 501(c)(3), put together an awesome board of directors, provided a job or two, worked with schools and churches, etc. Our website TheoEco.org gives a pretty good idea of all that we are doing.
We are going to use our anniversary as an opportunity to raise funds the good old-fashioned way: beseeching for the cause. To that end I invite you to participate in the Kickstarter campaign we are launching to raise funds for the completion and marketing of Piles of Bricks (Revisited).
If you are new to Kickstarter it is the most respected crowdfunding platform out there and projects must pass rigorous criteria to be part of their community. Their projects are “all or nothing” meaning that no pledged monies are collected unless we raise the entire $9,500 by April 20th.
Here are some more 5’s for you:
There are many more options so please click here to check them out and make a pledge. I know it’s a stretch asking for any kind of donation at this time. But we are committed to screening the film on April 25 as we expect worldwide publicity to mark the five-year anniversary. On the Kickstarter page you’ll find plenty to help you decide. We are thankful for your support and even the smallest amount will help both in terms of the funds and to show others that people think the cause worthy.
Please be part of this and share with your friends. It may prove a gracious diversion as we keep our distance, wash our hands, and pull together with others worldwide, especially those still very much struggling in Nepal. They are about to be reminded as we approach April 25th about all they have come through - while bracing for the next stinker their environment throws at them – like the Coronavirus. Something we all have in common it appears.
Thanks very, very much. By the way, there were 25 fives in all, give or take.