Losing Weight for Water
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I've lost 100 pounds. More, actually. That's pretty exciting. But, to this day the thing I'm most proud of is raising money in the past to drill water wells with this amazing organization.
I have the luxury of having enough food at my disposal, to make it possible to GAIN 100 lbs in the first place. Most folks in the world aren't so lucky. We take a lot for granted. One of those things, is clean water. I can't imagine trying to lose weight, without access to safe drinking water on a daily basis.
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 contracting deadly diarrheal diseases with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change this.
So, what can I do? What can WE do?
My mission is to raise $5,000 for water. That would be enough to drill a well, to give everyone in a village of 250 people, clean water-and with that, it means the children will be able to go to school, instead of spending all day collecting dirty water.
I want every pound I lose, to matter. I'm asking for pledges per pound I lose/have lost, or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.
The best part: 100% of everything we raise will go straight to building water projects in the field. Then, when the projects are complete, charity: water will show us just where they are and who they're helping (with GPS coordinates, photos and other details). We'll be able to see the communities we've impacted.
I hope you'll join me in helping now.
Just $20 gives clean drinking water to one child for YEARS. Amazing, huh? So, give what you can....when you can, anything is better than nothing. Some folks have told me they'll give $10 for every pound I lose during the campaign (so far I'm at 11!) Others have said, they'll give $1 for each pound I lose, that's amazing, too! Some have said, they want to hold off until the big day I hit that goal, and then donate $10 or $100 all at once-I love that idea, as well!
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for all of the support you've given me on this journey. My "new" life is just beginning, and I hope we can give new life to others with this well. If we make our $5000 goal, that means a village of 250 people will have water. We can do it. Together. I know we can!
We raised $5,011!
Where will the money go?
100% of your donation will fund clean water projects. Once complete, we’ll prove it with photos and GPS.
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Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.