Echelon For Nepal: Working together to help those in need.

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On April 28, 2015 a life shattering 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal, claiming over 5,000 lives with more than 10,000 injured and the numbers continue to rise.

Recently  @EchelonEmpire alongside @EchelonDonates, @30STM_fanatic, @30STMARMY,  @30STMVOTE, @CiMarsLover, @GreenEchelon, @MarsWebCrew, @UK_ECHELON, @wtbfechelon & @yesthisisacult, (with a special thanks to @sugaronmars) have banded together as Echelon For Nepal, to help those affected during this tragic time. We’re offering a way to help and you could win prizes in the process!

After extensive research, conducted by Echelon Donates, our partnership has led us to two non-profit organizations whom we feel will make the biggest impact, UNICEF and GlobalGiving. Send us a confirmation of your donation and you will be entered into a chance to win one of the prizes listed below!

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A Miniature Into The Wild Triad donated directly from the creator herself Bec’s! (But we call her Sugar)

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An autographed LLFD CD donated by Echelon Donates

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An item from the VyRT Vault donated by Echelon Empire

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A Church Of Mars poster donated by Echelon Donates

Sugar’s Nepal Experience

Below is a small excerpt from Sugar’s recent visit to Kathmandu, Nepal eight weeks prior to the earthquake. To read her full encounter click here.

 

After getting a little lost, we pulled up outside a building and as I looked through the metal gates, I saw a group of children all running up with their hands together shouting “Namaste” (Nepal’s way of greeting someone, much like ‘Hello’ in English). I was instantly overwhelmed at all these happy little faces greeting us, smiling and waving as we got out of the cab.

 

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The orphans from the Kathmandu, Nepal taken April 28, 2015

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Sugar with the orphans during her visit

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Group photo of the kids at the orphanage during Sugars visit

About UNICEF

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. http://www.unicef.org/about/who/index_introduction.html

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $173,788,164 from 449,615 donors who have supported 12,071 projects. http://www.globalgiving.org/aboutus/

How To Donate

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UNICEF allow you to donate in numerous currencies, simply click the banner to be directed to their site and or click on the blue “Donate Now” button in their banner, choose the country you reside in and follow the directions.

GlobalGiving allows donations only in US currency or British Pounds.  To donate is US Dollars visit GlobalGiving USA here and to donate in British Pounds please visit GlobalGiving UK  here.

Important Details

Once you’ve donated please forward your donation confirmation email to donate@EchelonDonates.com. Please include your twitter name and the item from the giveaway you’d like to be entered in to possibly win.

If you’d like to donate to help us offset the cost of postage for the giveaway items you can donate to our PayPal account at alicia@EchelonDonates.com. If there are funds left after paying for the postage we will donate it to UNICEF.

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Announcing GIVE OUT LOUD Tuesdays: #LLFD Giveaway

By now most Echelon are bringing in the days of summer with Love Lust Faith + Dreams becoming the soundtrack to new memories. We’ve watched the live streams of shows and looped the record trying to decide which track is our favorite. Today Bright Lights, but tomorrow who knows? But imagine the Echelon who have yet to listen to the record or can’t get one due to their circumstances.

We are a Phan Army and our philanthropy starts from within. We take care of our own as well as helping others. Inspired by this, we are proud to announce GIVE OUT LOUD Tuesday! This will be a recurring series for Echelon Donates with the first few being reserved for our #LLFD Giveaway!

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Echelon have donated albums to be given away as well these gorgeous double sided posters from the Church of Mars shows. Check out how you can get involved or enter to win!

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Starting Tuesday June 11th,  we will giveaway 2 CD/Poster packages on each GIVE OUT LOUD Tuesday until we run out.

Pay attention @EchelonDonates feed to see when you can enter to win a CD/Poster package by tweeting: “Follow @EchelonDonates, the children of the GIVING empire! #giveoutloud” You must follow @EchelonDonates to win.

If you already have the album, you can make a nomination!

Leave a comment on this post to nominate someone to receive a CD/DVD/Poster package!

You can also be a donor!

We will need your support to ship the packages to our winners, so you may also participate by donating funds. If you have an extra album that you would like to donate to be given away, we want to hear from you as well! Two donors will be selected at random to receive a poster and some ED goodies. Learn how to donate to Echelon Donates #LLFD Giveaway.

Let’s spread the music and support our community by taking care of each other. It’s what families do. We hope you join us!

City Of Angels by Jared Leto #UnionSquareMarsFlash by @EchelonDonates

Who saw the last minute tweets from Jared Leto saying he was going to do a #UnionSquareMarsFlash on Saturday, May 11, 2013? Well Ali (AKA Alicia) the leader of our team happened to be plugging in the address to her hotel in Philly into her GPS when she saw the tweet. Instead of heading off to Philly she put the peddle to the metal & hauled butt into NYC!

It was a small gathering of less than 50 Echelon who answered the call. No mic’s were needed & Jared’s voice stood out from the loud song of sirens mixed with the rest of the sounds from the city.  Ali described the event via twitter as…

Some sermons move the soul. @jaredleto singing moves me more than a priests words ever could #ChurchOfMars