Group brings water to remote Tibetan village

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Education at Elevation will present “Make a Splash,” a fundraiser for underprivileged children living in the mountains of Tibet. (Photo courtesy of E@E)

To spread awareness of the urgent need for running water on the Tibetan Plateau, Education at Elevation (E@E) will present a fundraiser for underprivileged children living in the mountains of Kham, Tibet (Sichuan, China) on May 17, at 7 p.m. at Om Culture, located at 2210 N. Pacific St. in Seattle.

Called “Make a Splash: Bringing Running Water on the Tibetan Plateau,” the charity event will include a Tibetan-Indian feast and an auction featuring blown glass artwork, jewelry, and more. The evening will also feature live music by Tony Smiley, who will perform his unique blend of original soul-infused songs, contemporary rock, hip-hop, and creative cover mash-ups.

“This event is going to help to provide support, while also increasing awareness of the need for functioning water systems on the Tibetan Plateau,” said Wendy Wong, founder of Education at Elevation. Wong was recently honored as one of the 2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion. “The water system will greatly improve the health of the students and those in the nomad community, many of whom suffer from respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses that could be prevented through easy access to water and good hand washing.”

The remote community is a five-hour drive to the nearest medical clinic, when the mountain road is clear.

Education at Elevation has spent several years collecting data regarding weather, temperature, and ice formation in the Kham, Tibet region, and has worked with water experts to ensure the project will successfully provide a sustainable water supply throughout the year. (end)

Tickets for the event are $45, available at brownpapertickets.com/event/625903.

For more information, visit www.EducationatElevation.org, or contact Michele Thomson at mthomson@educationatelevation.org.

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