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Surfing the Nations seeking donations from Tahoe Truckee

Photo courtesy Michael J. Slagter Photography
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Tahoe City resident Nikki Beck will return to the Middle East with an organization called Surfing The Nations (STN). Surfing The Nations is a humanitarian non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to impacting local and international communities by meeting needs and changing lives. Their desire is to counteract the widespread perception that surfing is only about individual fulfillment and to set the foundation that surfers give more that they take.-

Last December Nikki joined STN in their third visit to the Middle East. They went to Egypt, Jordan and Israel and put on surf events in Alexandria and Tel Aviv. In addition they visited several orphanages including a Mother Theresa Home of Charity. They reconnected with friends from past years and continued their support with local market shop owners, surf clubs, and distributed needed goods to the people of these countries.

STN is based out of Hawaii. International bases and locations for service include Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bali, Bangladesh, and the Middle East. This year the organization will be switching their surfboards for snowboards as they head to the Middle East to support the growing snowboard and ski communities. Any donations in support of their local skiers and riders are appreciated! They will take old and new products, and do free promotions for local and international companies upon request.

If you would like more information on Surfing The Nations or would like to donate to the cause of this trip, please contact STN: P.O. Box 860366 Wahiawa, HI. 96786-0366 USA, phone (808) 622-6234, http://www.surfingthenations.com. For local donations and information contact Nikki at (530) 414-8057, fotosparael@gmail.com. Needs for this trip are monetary and product donations. All donations to STN are tax-deductible.

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