Groove Auto recently became acquainted with a local organization that is doing some incredibly impressive work. Climb for Sudan was started by two climbing-enthusiast who wanted to turn a summer of mountain climbing into a summer of giving.
Joe Rogers and Nick Spivey contacted Project Education Sudan. Project Education Sudan works with community leaders and village elders in Sudan to help them build, staff, train and supply primary and secondary schools, as well as to provide adult education. They also support the local economy and development of local entrepreneurship by helping fund school construction and by donating commercial grain grinders, sewing machines and cinderblock making equipment to each village.
This charitable group and the "Lost Boys" of Sudan inspired Joe and Nick to center their attention on the Sudanese struggle. Their goal is to summit all 58 Colorado 14'ers between July 2nd and September 9th. In doing so, they'll trek 350 miles and 170,000 in vertical feet in just 70 days.
Climb for Sudan hopes to raise $100,000 by September 9th. For more information on the organization or to donate visit http://www.climbforsudan.org. To follow Joe and Nick on their philanthropic adventure, read their blog at http://dudewheresthesummit.wordpress.com/
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