Culture / Food & Drink

Fundraiser to help families in Nepal

“Join hands and hearts” in helping Lyons local Pemba Sherpa rebuild the lives of families in his village of Sengma in the Khumbu Region of Nepal, June 11 from  6-8 p.m., at River Bend in Lyons. The fundraiser features dinner and chai donated by Sherpa’s Restaurant with a suggested minimum donation of $40.

Pemba’s village sits in the shadow of Mt. Everest in Eastern Nepal. Over 500 families live there and most lost their homes, roads, and community in the recent earthquake. Pemba’s family and friends are among those impacted and are depending on him to help them through this difficult time. While there are thousands of dollars going to Nepal, very few funds will reach remote communities such as Sengma.

RiverBend in Lyons has volunteered to host the fundraiser and help Pemba, who will speak about his village and plans to rebuild, reach his goal of $200,000 to rebuild a minimum of 200 homes in Sengma.

River Bend is located at 501 W. Main St. in Lyons. Purchase tickets at

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