(WTNH) — In the name of the non-profit organization known as SARAH, an avid high-altitude mountaineer from Connecticut is going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in February.
Because there is no state budget yet, after more than 80 days, non-profits like SARAH have had to furlough employees and cut their budgets.
SARAH is down $200,000.
SARAH is a family of agencies which provides programs and services to newborns all the way to the elderly who have intellectual and other disabilities.
At the organization’s First Annual Women’s Inspiration Luncheon, which celebrated its 60th anniversary, Lew Nescott Jr. told News 8 why he’s going to Africa’s rooftop to help others.
“I love to climb and I retired years ago doing big time climbing, alpine climbs, but i’m coming out of retirement for SARAH because they need it now. The spotlight needs to shine, not simply on their work, but their needs,” Nescott Jr. said.
For more information on the climb, which will raise money for SARAH, you can click here.