Ferndale woman heading to Nepal to help victims

Last week's massive earthquake will leave Nepal scarred for years. 

After the ground finished shaking, more than 6,000 have been declared dead and another 14,000 hurt. Now, a Ferndale woman is rushing to the country to help rebuild.

Mallory Brown is a 28-year-old international Philanthropist. When the earthquake hit, she was already packing her bags. 

"I travel to remote regions, impoverished villages, orphanages, and find ways to bring basic life necessities to people in need," Brown said.

She had already had a trip planned to Nepal. But when she heard about the devastating earthquake. Her organization, Crowdrise.com, kicked in, big time.  The organization is based in Royal Oak and has raised over $1 million for the Nepal effort.  

Mallory has been to 16 countries with her company World Clothes Line which provides clothing to impoverished countries. But she has never been to a county for disaster relief.  

"I will most likely be sleeping outside and in a tent so I'm going to wear the same thing every day and pack minimally for me so I can take supplies and help other people," she said.

To make matters worse, she really has no idea what to expect when she gets there. Whether they'll be Internet access, how about food, water, or what she'll see. Does that make her crazy?

"Some people think I'm crazy. Some people think it's an insane idea to fly across the world and try to have an impact on someone else's life."

You can help Mallory too. Go to the fundraiser here on Crowdrise and pickup a tee shirt or tank top for Nepal from worldclothesline.com.

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