This campaign closed on Jun 20, 2012 Whitney Biber brought clean water to Feleg Community.

one tri: one well

Whitney Biber

one tri: one well

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This campaign brought clean water to Feleg Community, Ethiopia.

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Top donors listed by:
Lilly Endowment, Inc.$2,000
David D Biber$1,000
Brad Weston$500
Megan Gentry$145
Lilly Endowment, Inc.$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 Feleg Community, Ethiopia.

As someone who has a lot of obsessions, I realize my words might lose their oomph when I get to raving.

But, if you know me, you know that one of my greatest obsessions in life is water.

I recently went on a date and he asked me if I'm one of those people that carries a water bottle around everywhere they go. To which I said: No. I am not one of those people; I am that person.

To say it's an obsession would be an understatement I'm not comfortable making.

That being said, one of my favorite charities, which I discovered through my sister Courtney is charity: water. When she was on the Mercy Ship, Scott Harrison, the founder, was there as well. After leaving the ship, he started the charity, and the rest is history.

This year, in an effort to combine three of my favorite things (water + courtney + working out), I've decided to dedicate my triathlon to building a well.

The cost of one well is $5,000, and I hope to take a good chunk out of that through fundraising. I'd would love your support, if you feel compelled to do so. If everyone that reads my blog on an average day gives $13, it'd be more than enough to cover the cost. However, I certainly realize that money is really tight right now, and $13 is a lot of money to a kid like me. So, if you want to provide support, I'd love for you to pass along the link to my well, so others who relate to my passion for the cause can share the love. The thought of giving clean water to kids who walk miles to find dirty water every day warms my heart, and I know it'll keep me going during the race.

Thank you in advance for your help! I truly, truly appreciate it.

love,
whitney

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Updates and Comments

  • M
    Megan Gentry donated $145 - almost 7 years ago

    Congratulations Teeks! We are so proud of you. What an inspiration! <3 Mrs. Gentry's 3rd Grade Class

  • L
    Lilly Endowment, Inc. donated $50 - almost 7 years ago

    Matching gift for Julie A Seigler

  • L
    Lilly Endowment, Inc. donated $100 - almost 7 years ago

    Matching gift from William R. Yakey

  • L
    Lilly Endowment, Inc. donated $2,000 - almost 7 years ago

    Matching gift from David D. Biber

  • L
    Lilly Endowment, Inc. donated $100 - almost 7 years ago

    Matching gift for E.G. White

  • M
    Mary Katherine Reynolds donated $25 - about 7 years ago

    So happy that you are doing this!! Sorry it has taken this long! :) proud of you whitttty!

  • K
    Katie Zeller donated $25 - about 7 years ago

    I am so pumped for you!! you rock girl :)

  • M
    mitchel shipp donated $25 - about 7 years ago

    let me know if you need more soup! chef

  • J
    Julie Siegler donated $25 - about 7 years ago

    Good luck - drink lots of water!

  • D
    David D Biber donated $1,000 - about 7 years ago

    Matching gift for Lilli Endowment Inc.

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.