This campaign closed on Jun 30, 2012 Dave Sohnchen brought clean water to Adishmender.

I'm Turning 30!

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This campaign brought clean water to Adishmender, Ethiopia.

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This campaign closed on Jun 30, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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Anonymous$200
Anonymous$100
Alyssa Quigley$100
Rachel Lea$100
Moses Mukasa$100

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.

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 Adishmender, Ethiopia.

On June 23rd I'm turning 30.

Yup, you heard right.

I AM TURNING 30!

I'm not scared of 30 at all and I know my youth is over despite what society has told me over and over. On the contrary, I know this year is going to be one of new beginnings and new adventures.

So I figured what better way to start off this turning point in my life than providing people with fresh, clean drinking water. I've set a goal of raising $600 dollars which will provide clean water for 30 people in developing countries.

Almost a billion people in the world are living without clean water -- but how much are they really living? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 30,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still have to walk hours each day to get dirty water for their families.

The best part: 100% of all donations go directly toward water projects. And about 18 months after this campaign ends, charity: water will show us where and how every dollar we raised ended up helping in the field. We'll see GPS coordinates, photos and more details about the communities we've impacted.

I don't need gifts, but people need water. I have already donated my age so we're already on the way.

Please join me and give a gift that people need to survive and will never forget.

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Updates and Comments

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    Anonymous donated $50 - over 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday man!! God Bless

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    Alyssa Quigley donated $100 - over 7 years ago

    Dave, I'm so happy you are doing this. Happy Birthday!

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    Julie Presley donated $15 - over 7 years ago

    Love you, Dave!!! Happy Birthday.

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    Becky Sohnchen donated $100 - over 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday Davey!! You have such a generous, caring heart - we love you so much! Xo B. & N.

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    Carling Benson donated $30 - over 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday!! We love you. Carling, Mark and Avery

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    Anonymous donated $100 - over 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday!

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    Moses Mukasa donated $100 - over 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday Dave. Wish we could be there to celebrate with you. We love your heart! Miss you...love Kate, Waswa, Elijah, and Sophia XO

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    Rachel Lea donated $100 - over 7 years ago

    Happy 30th Birthday Dave! You are an AMAZING Brother/Brother-in-law/Uncle, and all-around INCREDIBLE person!! You truly have a heart of gold! We love you dearly!! Corey, Rachel, Isaac & Bella

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    Anonymous donated $30 - over 7 years ago

    "I was thirsty and you gave me a drink"

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    Randy Butler donated $30 - over 7 years ago

    You are one of a kind Mr.Sohnchen! Keep being excellent.

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.

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