This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2018 and $178 is being sent to the field.

Elena Giurleo

Operation Clean Water

Elena Giurleo

Operation Clean Water

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$178Raised

  • 5 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
35%
$500

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2018 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:
Tony Giurleo$30
Kathy Hoff$30
Veronica Costa$25
Theo Griffiths$25
Genevieve Giurleo$20

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.

As you all may know, my brother Anthony and I shared our birthdays for our whole lives, being born only two years and two weeks apart. Every year, the month of September is hard to get through, as I remember him and reminisce on our childhood.

As our birthdays are approaching, I wanted to do something that would honor Anthony, but also help others who are in need.

A few days ago, I was fortunate to hear the Founder of Charity: Water, Scott Harrison, speak. His story resonated with me, and I was instantly interested in getting involved. He explained that in lieu of birthday gifts, people started donating their birthdays to Charity: Water. So, this year I wanted to donate both of our birthdays (his 9/16 and mine 9/30) to help people get access to clean water.

Many of us have no idea what it's like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink -- even the water in our toilets is clean!

But many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

I started this fundraising campaign to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and I'm looking for anyone who can help me.

Please consider donating to this cause in the denomination of $16 or $30 in honor of our birthdays (any amount helps!) to help me reach my goal of raising $1,000 which will help 33 people get access to clean water.

100% of the money will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

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Updates and Comments

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    Genevieve Giurleo donated $20 - 4 months ago

    Happy Birthday Anthony ❤️

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    Veronica Costa donated $25 - 4 months ago

    Happy Birthday and what a special way to commemorate your brother <3 You are amazing and so is this cause!

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.