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William Pitcher

Empire Avenue Cares

William Pitcher

Empire Avenue Cares

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Have you ever said, "I'm dying of thirst?" If so, I bet you didn't really mean it.

If you're like me, you don't spend too much time thinking about water -- it's everywhere we go. When we're thirsty, we flip a handle or push a button. When we're dirty, we twist a shower knob. When our garden needs watering, when our pasta needs to be boiled, when we use the bathroom -- water is just there for the taking.

But for almost a billion people on the planet, it's not. Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with bacteria, parasites or leeches.

When I learned that only $25 can give someone access to clean, safe water, I decided to start a campaign to help. Our goal is to raise $5,000. $5,000 is the average amount of an entire water project. We will help provide clean water to about 250 people -- an entire community. If we achieve our goal, an Empire Avenue plaque will be installed at the site.

You don't have to be part of the social networking site Empire Avenue. However, if you are, you will receive a special achievement from Empire Avenue for doing so. In addition, I will buy and hold 600 shares of your stock with no requirement that you buy me back.

If on Empire Avenue, here's what you have to do:
- Donate at least $25.
- There are also achievements for $50, $100, $250, $500
- When you donate, your gift must be public. (List below)
- You must include your EAv ticker in the comments.
- You will receive your achievement in a few days.

charity: water will use 100% of the money to directly fund the water projects in the field. Even better, when the projects are complete, they'll show us just where our money went. That's right -- we'll be able to see the GPS coordinates, photos and other details about the community we've impacted!

I've never actually been dying of thirst. I'm sure we'd all like to see a world where no one does.

Together, we can make a dent in the global water crisis. I hope you'll join us.

This campaign brought clean water to Rwamiko 1 - Nyabyonga/kalite, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

$915Raised

  • 0 days left to donate
18%
$5,000.00

This campaign closed on Feb 24, 2012 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

Donate To charity: water
Top donors listed by:
Art Jonak$100
Brent Knowles$100
Ric Williams$50
Duleepa Wijayawardhana$50
Charles Gallagher$50

This campaign brought clean water to Rwamiko 1 - Nyabyonga/kalite, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Have you ever said, "I'm dying of thirst?" If so, I bet you didn't really mean it.

If you're like me, you don't spend too much time thinking about water -- it's everywhere we go. When we're thirsty, we flip a handle or push a button. When we're dirty, we twist a shower knob. When our garden needs watering, when our pasta needs to be boiled, when we use the bathroom -- water is just there for the taking.

But for almost a billion people on the planet, it's not. Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with bacteria, parasites or leeches.

When I learned that only $25 can give someone access to clean, safe water, I decided to start a campaign to help. Our goal is to raise $5,000. $5,000 is the average amount of an entire water project. We will help provide clean water to about 250 people -- an entire community. If we achieve our goal, an Empire Avenue plaque will be installed at the site.

You don't have to be part of the social networking site Empire Avenue. However, if you are, you will receive a special achievement from Empire Avenue for doing so. In addition, I will buy and hold 600 shares of your stock with no requirement that you buy me back.

If on Empire Avenue, here's what you have to do:
- Donate at least $25.
- There are also achievements for $50, $100, $250, $500
- When you donate, your gift must be public. (List below)
- You must include your EAv ticker in the comments.
- You will receive your achievement in a few days.

charity: water will use 100% of the money to directly fund the water projects in the field. Even better, when the projects are complete, they'll show us just where our money went. That's right -- we'll be able to see the GPS coordinates, photos and other details about the community we've impacted!

I've never actually been dying of thirst. I'm sure we'd all like to see a world where no one does.

Together, we can make a dent in the global water crisis. I hope you'll join us.

Learn about the water crisis

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.

Comments by donors

  • Mary Haight
    Mary Haight donated $25 - over 3 years ago

    Great cause! (e)DANCINGDOG

  • Jeff Mayernik
    Jeff Mayernik donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    EAV - JEFFCOM

  • Steve Sebestyen
    Steve Sebestyen donated $5 - over 3 years ago

    EA Ticker (STEVES). I already donated $20 but realized I didn't add my ticker or set the value to $25 so I'm making up for it!

  • Steve Sebestyen
    Steve Sebestyen donated $20 - over 3 years ago

    Good luck. Great cause! Please check out beachrecovery.com and http://www.beachgallerycafe.com/. Good luck!

  • Omar Habayeb
    Omar Habayeb donated $25 - over 3 years ago

    (e)EDUPRENEUR

  • Art Jonak
    Art Jonak donated $100 - over 3 years ago

    (e)JONAK Let's do it! If nobody laughs at your dreams, you are probably aiming too low. :) http://ArtJonak.com

  • Amie Gillingham
    Amie Gillingham donated $25 - over 3 years ago

    Good luck and Godspeed!

  • Dietmar Kauer
    Dietmar Kauer donated $10 - over 3 years ago

    wake4jake on #EAv

  • Marc Drummond
    Marc Drummond donated $25 - almost 4 years ago

    Amazing video and pictures. Great cause. Thanks for the opportunity to help. e(WEBDRUM)

  • Euphoriabuzz .
    Tracy Delaney donated $10 - almost 4 years ago

    (e)EUPHORIABUZZ donating on behalf of Empire Avenue mission.

100 percent

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