Wednesday, September 2

mycharity:water - help me raise $5000 in the next 3 months

I need everyone's help, please pass the word on. Lets do something good for others. I love how it makes me feel knowing that I'm putting my hard earned cash towards a good cause helping others instead of being selfish and just spending it on myself on something that I probably didn't need to get. These people NEED fresh clean drinking water... lets do all we can to make that possible!!!

Here is a little discription of mycharity:water -

Right now, 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to clean and safe drinking water. That's one in six of us.

mycharity: water is a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. We give 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person in a developing nation clean water for 20 years!!

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that is likely to make them sick. Those hours are crucial, preventing many from working or attending school. Additionally, collecting water puts them at greater risk of sexual harassment and assault. Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of unsafe water. Of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under 5 years old.

Our planet is 70% water.97.5% of that is saltwater. This means only 2.5% is available for the 6 billion people on the planet today.We get our water from the 30% of freshwater that exists in underground lakes and aquifers - mainly by digging wells. Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean water just below the ground, but no way to get to it. Here's where we, and our partner organizations come in.

Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 - $ 12,000 and many living on less than $1 a day can not afford one in their community, even if the money is combined. With the help of exemplary organizations on the ground, we can drill wells and provide people with this basic, essential need. charity: water partners with local organizations in each country where we work, choosing the partners based on expertise and the ability to impact real, sustainable change in the communities they benefit.

The local community is engaged in the well building process, carrying out small tasks for free to reduce labor costs. This also encourages community participation and ensures community ownership after the project is complete. When the well is built, a water committee is formed. It generally consists of 6-8 people, half of them female. In the case of hospitals, the committee will generally consist of nurses and hospital staff. In schools, the committee would likely be comprised of teachers. Since charity: was founded and began activity in August 2006, we have funded the construction of more than 1,247 wells that, when completed, will provide clean drinking water to 650,000 people. We're just getting started!!!


$20 can give a person in Africa clean, safe drinking water for 20 years. 100% goes to direct project costs!!!

In three months STARTING TODAY SEPT 2, 2009, I'm going to walk around trying to get people to donate and help me with this cause.

That's miles of sweating, pushing, giving everything I've got.

Sounds rough, right? Well imagine doing all of that without clean water.

Every week, millions of women and their children walk more than 14 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have. They take the chance of catching diseases like bilharzia and schistosomiasis (parasites) - with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change it.

So, what can I do?

My mission is to raise $5000 for water. I want every step to matter. I'm asking flat out donations to help achieve my goal.

Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete. I aim to raise $5000 in the next three months.

I hope you'll join me in helping them now.

Here are the facts:
$20 means one person can get clean water for 20 years.
$250 means two families of six can get clean water.
$5,000 means clean water for a community of 250.

My goal is to raise $5000 to build a drinking water well in a village in Africa!!! Lets get together to do this and make this a reality. We all take for granted the fresh drinking water we all have running thru our houses - lets do what we can to help others be able to enjoy clean drinking water too!!!

Please go to mycharity:water web site (click here) and donate as much as you can, if I can get everyone to get their family and friends to donate too that would be greatly appreciated!!!! Just think about how much money you already spend on junk.... now let's do something good for others buy donating that money to a great cause!! Not to mention that all donations are TAX DEDUCTABLE!

Do good things and good things happen to you, Karma baby.....

Thank you everyone!!! Please pass along to everyone you know, I'd greatly appreciate it!! Let this be our Christmas goal, to give a village some water!! Please help me do this!!

1 comment:

  1. great project April!!
    I will be able to contribute I know!!
    Is pregnancy filling you with new energy!!!???

    Your Colorado friend



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