This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2019 and $5,200 is being sent to the field.

Water4Ben2019

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$5,200

  • $4,730 raised by direct donations
  • $470 raised by team members
  • 173 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
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$5,200

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2019 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:
ONB Holiday Fundraiser #2$535
ONB Fundraiser$516
Brian & Susan Bohrnstedt$500
Anonymous$310
Anonymous$300

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.

My son, Benjamin Parker, left a legacy of helping those not necessarily in a position to help themselves. Last year, for his 21st birthday, we partnered with charity:water to fund water projects in developing countries to carry on that legacy. We were thrilled earlier this year to learn Ben’s water projects are currently underway in Sierra Leone--one of the world’s poorest countries where 58.9% of the total population lacks access to an improved water source for drinking, over 90% of the people don’t have access to toilets & one out of five children dies before their fifth birthday, many from preventable water-related illnesses. We were so moved by the life-changing impact access to clean water is going to have in Sierra Leone that we have once again chosen to partner with charity:water in honor of Ben’s 22nd birthday.

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.

We started this fundraising campaign in honor of Ben's 22nd birthday to help charity: water build these types of projects around the world, and we're looking for anyone who can help us.

Please donate to our 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.

Thank you for helping Ben's legacy live on by helping us make a difference in the world!!!

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Updates and Comments

  • Susan Bohrnstedt
    Susan Bohrnstedt 17 days ago

    Sending out many, many thanks to everyone who donated to “Water4Ben2019“. We are so excited to tell you that, because of your generosity, we more than doubled our original goal of $2,200 with a final total of $5,200. This means 173 people will soon have access to clean water!!! We are so touched & grateful each of you have helped us make a difference in the world in memory of Ben. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You♥️
    Watch for e-mails from charity:water to find out where these funds will be sent & about the people they will be helping.

  • Susan Bohrnstedt
    Susan Bohrnstedt 17 days ago

    Sending out many, many thanks to everyone who donated to “Water4Ben2019“. We are so excited to tell you that, because of your generosity, we more than doubled our original goal of $2,200 with a final total of $5,200. This means 173 people will soon have access to clean water!!! We are so touched & grateful each of you have helped us make a difference in the world in memory of Ben. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You♥️

    Watch for e-mails from charity:water to find out where these funds will be sent & about the people they will be helping.

  • Susan Bohrnstedt
    Brian & Your Momma donated $100 - 25 days ago

    Merry Christmas, Ben! We love you♥️

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    Sharon Turpin donated $12 - 26 days ago

    Merry Christmas

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    Mike and Debra Nichols donated $75 - 27 days ago

    Thanks for the ornaments. ❤️

  • Susan Bohrnstedt
    ONB Holiday Fundraiser #2 donated $535 - 27 days ago

    Thank you to everyone at Old National Bank for their wonderful generosity!!!

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    Colleen Jackson donated $167 - 27 days ago

    ♥️♥️♥️

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    April donated $85 - about 1 month ago

    ❤️❤️❤️

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    Anonymous donated $50 - about 1 month ago

    ❤️

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    Anonymous donated $60 - about 1 month ago

    Such a great cause! ‘so honored to give in memory of Ben!

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.