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Nathan Gardner

Walking for Water

Nathan Gardner

Walking for Water

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I'm walking across the United States of America. In hopes to bring some light to one of the world's problems.

It's going to require training, determination, endurance, strength and a whole lot of moral support. Honestly, I'm not all that sure I can handle it.

But when I think of the millions of women and children who have to walk miles each day to retrieve water for their families, I think of how most of that hard-earned water isn't even clean and can infect people with deadly diseases. I think about how 42,000 people die every week from waterborne illnesses.

And then... yes. I will move forward. I can do it. But I need your help.

My goal is to raise $20,000 for water projects. Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" using Google Earth when projects are complete.

I've never done anything like this before. And I promise to do it without complaining. After all, I'll have fresh water to keep me going. That's more than millions around the world can ask for.

Please join me in helping them.

This campaign brought clean water to Mai Chingsa Community, Ethiopia.

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$20,000.00

This campaign closed on Jun 26, 2010 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Top donors listed by:
  • Nathan Gardner
    $1,000
  • Chris Sacca
    $250
  • Ross Garber
    $250
  • Barbara Greene
    $150
  • Christopher Teofilak
    $100

This campaign brought clean water to Mai Chingsa Community, Ethiopia.

I'm walking across the United States of America. In hopes to bring some light to one of the world's problems.

It's going to require training, determination, endurance, strength and a whole lot of moral support. Honestly, I'm not all that sure I can handle it.

But when I think of the millions of women and children who have to walk miles each day to retrieve water for their families, I think of how most of that hard-earned water isn't even clean and can infect people with deadly diseases. I think about how 42,000 people die every week from waterborne illnesses.

And then... yes. I will move forward. I can do it. But I need your help.

My goal is to raise $20,000 for water projects. Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" using Google Earth when projects are complete.

I've never done anything like this before. And I promise to do it without complaining. After all, I'll have fresh water to keep me going. That's more than millions around the world can ask for.

Please join me in helping them.

Learn about the water crisis

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.

Comments by donors

  • Mark Gladwish
    Mark Gladwish donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    The world needs more people like you my friend.

  • Dave Gladwish
    Dave Gladwish donated $50 - about 5 years ago

    Here walks a good man.. be safe bro.

  • Deborah Victor
    Deborah Victor donated $25 - about 5 years ago

    You're doing an awesome thing. Thank you.

  • Nathan Gardner
    Nathan Gardner donated $72 - over 5 years ago

    From the multiple people you have given me money on the road.

  • David Duggan
    David Duggan donated $50 - over 5 years ago

    Go, Nate!

  • Anonymous donated $20 - over 5 years ago

    You are inspiring! I wonder how much you could raise along the way by simply telling people what you are doing.

  • Anthony Giovinazzo
    Anthony Giovinazzo donated $100 - over 5 years ago

    Keep up the tweets and blog updates. See you soon.

  • Nancy Giovinazzo
    Nancy Giovinazzo donated $20 - over 5 years ago

    Have a safe journey.

  • John Yang
    John Yang donated $50 - over 5 years ago

    For the people on Earth who needs clean water.

  • Linda Blake
    Linda Blake donated $100 - over 5 years ago

    I'm so proud of you Nathan..worried...but proud. I really envy your ability to take this on.

100 percent

Private donors cover our operating cost so that 100% of all public donations can go directly to water project costs.