On July 17th our team will be attempting the 2017 Mongol Rally - a 10,000+ mile drive...and it's for charity! Here's how it works...
We'll be purchasing a tiny used car for around $1000, then drive it from the U.K. to Mongolia. If you're not super familiar with the geography of that side of the planet here's a breakdown. It'll take about 6 weeks to drive:
10,000+ miles, through 17 countries, across several mountain ranges, deserts, and literally through rivers.
And once you get to Mongolia, there are no roads for much of the country. Like NO roads.
Here's where you come in. We want to raise at least $2,000 for charity. $500 will go to the official charity of the rally - Cool Earth. The rest will go our charity - Mission 22. ***None of the money we raise goes to the organizers of the event. There was a hefty entry fee that we've already paid, so your donations are going only to the charities below - unless otherwise noted in the different challenges.
--::ABOUT MISSION 22::--
According to a VA study each day over 20 veterans take their own lives. That makes the war at home more dangerous than all our combat missions around the world. Mission 22 works to end the stigma surrounding PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.
Mission 22 has three major programs. National awareness for the issues veterans are facing today, large scale public art to honor veterans and funding veterans to receive treatment for Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they may be facing through our many partner organizations.
--::ABOUT COOL EARTH::--
Cool Earth is an environmental charity that works in partnership with indigenous communities. The charity only protects rainforest that without intervention will be destroyed within the next 18 months. Cool Earth works strategically, protecting forest that acts as a barrier to a wider landscape. Cool Earth doesn't buy land, but instead helps the local communities take legal control of their forest. Your money goes to building better schools, better clinics and better incomes, all of which ensure rainforest protection.
You donate to our cause and in return we do certain things, we call them "Challenges", you might enjoy.