INFORMATION FOR DONATION INITIATIVE FOR CHILE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS
You probably heard much about the earthquake in my home country Chile. This has been one of the strongest earthquake in the recorded history with a magnitude of 8.8 Richter Scale and duration of over 2.5 minutes.
That is why I have started a Donation Initiative to collect funds in order to make a contribution to whoever needs the most and receives the least. I will work together with personal contacts in Chile and with the Chilean Club of Z?rich to identify where we can help the most with the money we donate. The Meetup Hike & Outdoor will go specifically those who do not have much access to funds otherwise.
There are two ways this initiative will be expressed: 1) Through Charity Hikes throughout the year: The minimum contribution amount will be of one-time CHF 10 per person on either of the Charity Hikes that I will plan. Additional donations are much welcomed. To make fair, I will have two types of hikes: normal and the so called "Charity Hikes".
2) Direct Bank Account Deposit: If you want to contribute independently if you are coming to the charity hikes or not, you can make a deposit (red slip) on the following bank account:
Name of Acct. owner: Sven Widdel Binzallee 31, 8055 Z?rich Acct. Nr: 1100 -[masked] IBAN-Nr. CH[masked] 9632 9
Please indicate your name (real and meetup username) and indicate that this is a "Donation for Chile's damages from earthquake" when you do the transfer as I will keep a record and keep you posted. I greatly thank you for your trust, and, as I indicate above, I will personally make sure this goes to a very organized and serious institution that has the most impact on helping those in need. Thank you again!!!
As seen on this picture, Switzerland is a hiking paradise, as its trails almost covers the whole country...but there is more to see: majestic mountains, beautiful lakes and evergreen fields, just to mention few things. Since 2007 we have been organizing many, many hikes and other outdoor activities throughout the year. In Summer we do mostly hiking, but also Rafting, Canyoning, Biking, Inline Skating and Climbing (Vía Ferrata). In Winter, we concentrate on Cross Country Skiing, Sledging (Sledding), Ice Skating, Tourenskiing and Snowshoeing, as well as the traditional Alpine Skiing.
We are an international group, from people coming from all over the world ranging from Australia all the way to the Americas. Our events are designed for everyone to participate, from beginners to advanced hikers.
If you are someone seeking to get to know the hiking paradise of Switzerland, do some exercise on the weekend and to get to know some really cool people, you came to the right place.
So get up from that couch you have been sitting all this time and join us to enjoy together what Switzerland has to offer in nature and beauty.