This campaign closed on Dec 4, 2009 Chris & Crystal Sacca brought clean water to May Geneo Community and 3 other projects.

Chris & Crystal Sacca

Riding Across the USA

Chris & Crystal Sacca

Riding Across the USA

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This Spring, I traveled to remote Ethiopia with charity:water to experience firsthand the need for clean drinking water and see for myself the impact new wells can have.

Within just a few days, I saw entire villages given hope. Residents stopped getting sick from drinking dirty water and women and children immediately attended school as they no longer had to walk hours and hours for water. I have never witnessed such dramatic improvements in the lives of fellow humans.

I photographed the smiles from the villages we visited: http://bit.ly/ethiopianfaces

Starting September 13th, I am joining a small group of folks on a bicycle ride across the USA. This has been a goal of mine since I was a kid. So, when the opportunity recently presented itself, I knew I couldn't hesitate.

The trip kicks off in Santa Barbara, CA and we arrive 40 days later in Charleston, SC. On each of the 35 days during which we will be pedaling, we aim to cover an average of 95 miles. As demanding as those sessions will be, they don't begin to compare to the daily struggles of the billion people on this planet who still do not have access to clean water.

I know while I am out there doing the pedaling, I will be thinking of my friends back in Ethiopia, and around the world, and how much they need our help. I hope you will join me in celebrating how lucky each of us is to have clean water and revel in how easy it is to help others get it.

$5,000 builds a well for an entire village. I want all of us to permanently change the lives of two entire villages. So, let's build two wells!

I am so excited about the impact we will have together. Give now, watch the video to the right, tell your friends to give, and then keep checking back here to see how we are doing.

Thanks!

This campaign brought clean water to May Geneo Community, Ethiopia and 3 other projects.

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Top donors listed by:
Shakil Khan$5,000
Jim Pitkow$900
Anonymous$407
Paul Dohrenwend$300
Travis Kalanick$260

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.

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

This campaign brought clean water to May Geneo Community, Ethiopia and 3 other projects.

This Spring, I traveled to remote Ethiopia with charity:water to experience firsthand the need for clean drinking water and see for myself the impact new wells can have.

Within just a few days, I saw entire villages given hope. Residents stopped getting sick from drinking dirty water and women and children immediately attended school as they no longer had to walk hours and hours for water. I have never witnessed such dramatic improvements in the lives of fellow humans.

I photographed the smiles from the villages we visited: http://bit.ly/ethiopianfaces

Starting September 13th, I am joining a small group of folks on a bicycle ride across the USA. This has been a goal of mine since I was a kid. So, when the opportunity recently presented itself, I knew I couldn't hesitate.

The trip kicks off in Santa Barbara, CA and we arrive 40 days later in Charleston, SC. On each of the 35 days during which we will be pedaling, we aim to cover an average of 95 miles. As demanding as those sessions will be, they don't begin to compare to the daily struggles of the billion people on this planet who still do not have access to clean water.

I know while I am out there doing the pedaling, I will be thinking of my friends back in Ethiopia, and around the world, and how much they need our help. I hope you will join me in celebrating how lucky each of us is to have clean water and revel in how easy it is to help others get it.

$5,000 builds a well for an entire village. I want all of us to permanently change the lives of two entire villages. So, let's build two wells!

I am so excited about the impact we will have together. Give now, watch the video to the right, tell your friends to give, and then keep checking back here to see how we are doing.

Thanks!

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    Patricia Gartman donated $140 - over 7 years ago

    Congrats @sacca! Following your adventure was a true inspiration. Thank you for sharing your ride with us! @pagsf

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    Anonymous donated $407 - over 7 years ago

    Chris thanks for helping to make this world a better place along your journey...

  • Hilton Clay Peres donated $30 - over 7 years ago

    Congrats

  • Jeff Carey donated $88 - over 7 years ago

    $4 for each of 22 blog entries on 22 Oct. Enjoyed the journey. Nice!

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    greg roussel donated $100 - over 7 years ago

    congratulations man. always remember to enjoy the ride.

  • Daniel Manco donated $25 - over 7 years ago

    Chris - great ride, fun blog, tremendous cause! Well done. Congrats!

  • Paul Dohrenwend
    Paul Dohrenwend donated $300 - over 7 years ago

    You rocked it! Totally inspiring that you got your self across the country on two wheels. I know this will help the people of Ethiopia.

  • Jim Pitkow donated $900 - over 7 years ago

    congrats!!!

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    robyn mascari donated $50 - over 7 years ago

    proud of you!

  • Jeff and Becky Berkus donated $200 - over 7 years ago

    à votre santé

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.

100 percent

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