November 2018                                                                                                          Issue: 26
Match in honor of FIRE's 20 years!!
We're celebrating 20 Years
a $20,000 Dollar Match

Thanks to the generosity of two long-time FIRE donors, we have a  $20,000 dollar-for-dollar match going on until the  end of December ! There has never been a better time to make a donation and double your money! Every donation up to $20,000 will be matched, giving FIRE  $40,000 to kick off our second decade of life changing and saving programs!

Your support means the world to us, as we can't do our work without your help!  You can donate any amount right now on our website

Below are examples of how your donations help!

$50 = Full course of viral hepatitis B vaccines for three people.
$200 = Comprehensive liver screening for eight rural, uninsured Mongolians.

$1000 = Provide food and firewood for one elder in Langtang, Nepal for a year.
2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency
FIRE was created on the foundation of integrity and direct intervention, as an alternative to the graft and loopholes commonly found in the complex environment of a struggling economy and the developing world. We are excited and honored to have achieved
Guidestar's 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency, Guidestar's highest rating. Visit our profile to learn more about FIRE's structure, our program evaluation matrix and more.
Welcome Mary Williams!!
We would like to extend an overdue welcome to Mary Williams, FIRE's Communication Director. Mary joined FIRE's team in February bringing decades of design and communication experience with her. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Utah and a Masters Degree in Art Education from Boise State University. Having held professional roles in the outdoor recreation industry as a Snowbird ski patroller, Mt. Rainier climbing guide, Grand Canyon river guide and Idaho river outfitter, Mary employs a team player approach to working with FIRE. She also runs her graphic design business, Mary Williams Design, serving clients in the non-profit and outdoor industry, service industry, start-up, and business sector. We are so grateful for her experience, endless positivity and "can-do" attitude! Thank you helping FIRE grow into a new decade of work!
Mongolia Tour Trip Sept. 6-18, 2019
Have you dreamed of going to Mongolia or always wanted to learn about the Kazakh eagle hunters? 

Join FIRE next September as we partner with Kobesh Travel for a fundraising trip. Visit many of the highlights of Western Mongolia including Tavan Bogd National Park, horse, camel riding and hiking, archeological sites, private ger (yurt) stays with eagle hunting families and culminates with the two-day Altai Eagle Festival. Enjoy an intimate trip in one of the most unique parts of the world while support FIRE's programs all at the same time. See our fabulous itinerary here.

Western Mongolia has for much of its history been on the boundary between civilizations-between Chinese-dominated Asian culture to the east and European cultures to the west and divided by the Altai mountains and the Tibetan plateau to the south. Large and endangered animals call the region home including snow leopards, the Govi Bear, Argali sheep, ibex, antelope, gazelle, falcons, golden eagles, wolves, foxes, and many more. It is also the most ethnically diverse, mountainous, and scenic region of Mongolia, with thousands of years of history. Western Mongolia is a land of nomadic tribes, horses, snow-covered peaks, endless grasslands, rivers, and Kazakh hospitality. 

Photo by David Edwards
UPCOMING EVENTS  
  • December 1
    Community Holiday Market
  • March 27 - April 14, 2019
    Volunteer Trip, NEPAL
  • June 7 - 23, 2019
    Volunteer Trip, NEPAL
     
  • September, 6-17, 2019
    MONGOLIA Tour Trip
Holiday Market Dec. 1st!
FIRE will be at the  Holiday Market  at the Federated Community Church  
this Saturday. 

Shop our amazing fair-trade Kazakh handi-crafts and David Edwards prints and cards - perfect unique gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas!

Come see us!!

Donate TODAY!
94% of your donations go directly to program expenses.

You can  donate directly on-line at our website! Checks may also be mailed to:

FIRE
PO Box 22187
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
Thank you very much for your continued support!

Volunteer Trips in 2019
Join us in Nepal in 2019!
March 27-  April 14 or 
June 7 - 23

These trips do have a medical focus, but everyone is welcome. 

For more information, please contact us at info@fireprojects.org or 928-779-2288, or visit our Nepal Volunteer page.

Entering Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Valley
Mongolian Gers (Yurts)
Rent got you down? Dreaming of life in a yurt? Now you can get your very own traditional Mongolian ger (yurt) and help FIRE's community development projects in Mongolia.

Contact us for details!



Own a unique and beautiful piece of nomadic heritage with a Mongolian ger !
  
PO Box 22187, Flagstaff, AZ 86002