The photos and videos shown below are just a few of the generous people and worthwhile projects we have been fortunate enough to work with as well as some of our upcoming initiatives.We encourage anyone who would like to know more about these projects and would like get involved to contact Dennis Cline, here at Avalanche Title and Escrow.
Skeeter Beaters Foundation, Inc
The Skeeter Beaters Foundation has, over the years raised money for the purchase of insecticide impregnated mosquito nets to be distributed to at risk populations, particularly children, in Africa, South America, and South Pacific nations. Malaria accounts for almost 100 milion deaths each year worldwide. Children under the age of 10 are most affected and represent the highest number of fatalities. A $5 mosquito net can protect up to 3 children and cut the incidence of disease by 50% when properly applied. To date, Skeeter Beaters has participated in net distributions in Papua New Guinea, Malawi, Tanzania, Mali, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Pacific Partnership is a multi-service, multi national humanitarian effort founded by the US Navy to provide disaster relief education, training, and material as well as medical & dental assistance to countries across the Pacific. Each year, the Navy sets out in March or April to begin a 5-6 month cruise stopping at countries such as Tonga, Bora Bora, Tahiti, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, Micronesia, Indonesia, Bali, New Zealand, and Australia, and the Republic of Vietnam.
Last summer, US Navy entomologists, doctors, and nurses delivered over $3000 of malaria control material donated by the Skeeter Beaters Foundation to local health officials in Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. Additionally, Navy personnel provided invaluable malaria control education and training in the use of this equipment that will allow locals in these countries to implement and sustain their life saving efforts for years to come.
Plans for this year include our participation with Amazon Focus in working with their missionaries to carry malaria control and spraying equipment to the Peruvian Amazon for delivery to the Chayahuita Indian tribe to help them implement malaria control initiatives in their villages.