This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 Elan Morgan brought clean water to Gatovu Community and 1 other project.

Elan Morgan

Give 40 People Clean Water for Schmutzie's 40th

Elan Morgan

Give 40 People Clean Water for Schmutzie's 40th

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I am turning 40 on the 29th of December, and the older I get the more I realize how very blessed my life is and has been.

I have so many things behind me to ensure my relative health and success. I grew up with access to health care, a family that loved me, an abundance of food, free education, and a house to keep me warm, but something even greater than all of that, something that we usually overlook because so many of us have so much of it, is clean water.

I grew up with clean water. I could drink it, wash my food in it, bathe in it, and play in it without wondering where it came from or worrying about how much I used. I had no idea that it was the basic key to a good life.

So much of the world is without access to clean water, let alone enough water, and it means miles and miles of physical travel and work every day just to have enough to stay alive through the next day if it doesn't make a person too sick before they can go back for more. Without access, children are turned away from schools without clean clothes, potentially good food is contaminated by a dirty water source, parasites and other diseases take too many children before they're five years old.

I got to grow up to look forward to my 40th birthday in a place where water is as easy as a turned tap anywhere I go. I want others to be able to have at least the ability to drink without being poisoned by the only source that can sustain them. I want more people to have 40th birthdays like mine where they can find themselves still healthy and young and looking forward to a future where the water we give our children won't be responsible for their deaths.

So help me help 40 people gain access to clean drinking water for my 40th birthday. This is all I want this year. Pass it on.

This campaign brought clean water to Gatovu Community, Rwanda and 1 other project.

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Top donors listed by:
Kari Halsted$160
Blair Glaser$100
Dayna Crosby$100
Mandy Boles$100
Stefanie Mullen$100

The people of Rwanda are rewriting their story, and it starts with clean water for everyone. 100% of donations funded large-scale spring protection systems for communities here. Once complete we'll prove it using photos and GPS coordinates.

100 percent

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 Gatovu Community, Rwanda and 1 other project.

I am turning 40 on the 29th of December, and the older I get the more I realize how very blessed my life is and has been.

I have so many things behind me to ensure my relative health and success. I grew up with access to health care, a family that loved me, an abundance of food, free education, and a house to keep me warm, but something even greater than all of that, something that we usually overlook because so many of us have so much of it, is clean water.

I grew up with clean water. I could drink it, wash my food in it, bathe in it, and play in it without wondering where it came from or worrying about how much I used. I had no idea that it was the basic key to a good life.

So much of the world is without access to clean water, let alone enough water, and it means miles and miles of physical travel and work every day just to have enough to stay alive through the next day if it doesn't make a person too sick before they can go back for more. Without access, children are turned away from schools without clean clothes, potentially good food is contaminated by a dirty water source, parasites and other diseases take too many children before they're five years old.

I got to grow up to look forward to my 40th birthday in a place where water is as easy as a turned tap anywhere I go. I want others to be able to have at least the ability to drink without being poisoned by the only source that can sustain them. I want more people to have 40th birthdays like mine where they can find themselves still healthy and young and looking forward to a future where the water we give our children won't be responsible for their deaths.

So help me help 40 people gain access to clean drinking water for my 40th birthday. This is all I want this year. Pass it on.

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Updates and Comments

  • S
    Sharron Lindsay donated $10 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday Elan.

  • Shawna DuBois
    Shawna DuBois donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday lady!

  • K
    Kari Halsted donated $160 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy birthday, Schmutzie. 40 is awesome.

  • K
    Kyleah Ogilvie donated $20 - almost 4 years ago

    Happiest of birthday wishes to you Elan!!

  • C
    charlotte lucey donated $10 - almost 4 years ago

    Such a worthy cause, thank you Elan.

  • Kim Becker donated $15 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy birthday :)

  • D
    Dawn Gentz donated $20 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy birthday!

  • W
    William Braine donated $20 - almost 4 years ago

    Hey, happy birthday, ThirstQuencher

  • Melissa & Stacy Calvert donated $10 - almost 4 years ago

    Happy birthday!

  • T
    Tracy Harris donated $6 - about 4 years ago

    Happy Birthday.

The people of Rwanda are rewriting their story, and it starts with clean water for everyone. 100% of donations funded large-scale spring protection systems for communities here. Once complete we'll prove it using photos and GPS coordinates.

100 percent

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