Melinda Rutledge

Melinda’s 40th Birthday Wish

Melinda Rutledge

Melinda’s 40th Birthday Wish

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  • 0 people will get clean water
  • 67 days left to donate
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$500
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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.

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 donate to my campaign -- anything you can give is a huge help.

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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  • Melinda Rutledge
  • Melinda Rutledge
    Melinda Rutledge 13 days ago

    I was touched by this organization and Scott’s story while hearing him speak in San Antonio last year. Please take a few minutes to watch the story. They are doing great things! I’d love nothing more than for what might have been spent on a birthday party, cake or gifts to instead go to helping even one person have access to clean water, something that we take advantage of each and every day. 100% of your donation will go to a community that’s very much in need. And, once they send your funds to the field, they will let you know which country you have supported. How amazing is that??

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.