In less than 25 days, two local ladies are trekking through Mount Everest for two children’s charities. Kelly Hammond and Brandy Strelec are now at around $8,000 each after a cocktail and silent auction on Thursday, Mar. 26. Hammond and Strelec say they are grateful so many people came out last week to support their cause. Hammond is trying to raise $10,000 for Dreams Take Flight, while Strelec is trying to raise the same amount for SOS Children’s Villages.