Dear Editor:

Recently our community rallied to gather bikes for youths in the High Arctic. Great idea!

We often donate warm coats in the winter to folks who need them.

Im wondering lately about the feasibility and practicality of gathering good used camping tents to send to Nepal where shelter is currently at a premium as a result of earthquakes and their aftershocks.I would be interested to know. If someone in the valley knows how and where to send them and, if this seems to be a reasonable idea given the cultural norms of Nepal.

D.M. Herman

Fairmont Hot Springs