For my 40th and for K’s 5th birthday, we are doing a water campaign! Please take a look, share with friends!
This is what we did back in 2010! It really does make a difference in the lives of other people!!!
Spread the word, please!
I am thankful for friends who know how to be there when you need them. My family has been going through a really rough time this past week and their love, thoughts and prayers are truly helping. No matter what religion you identify with or don’t identify with—just know that your warm thoughts, positive words and prayers are truly appreciated!
I am grateful for the opportunities that I have had to travel. I have seen much of the world and am so blessed to experience the people, the sights, the food, the language, the love and the awesomeness of 5 continents!!! I look forward to more. More love, more people, more culture, more language, more sights, more wonder…more of whatever the world has in store for me!
Back in 2010, I decided that for our birthdays, K and I would do a water campaign through Charity Water. For those of you who know about Charity Water, they are pretty amazing. They are a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 100% of all public donations directly fund water projects, and we prove every dollar using photos and GPS coordinates on a map.
We raised $1424.00 and we finally got the update of how that money was used. I am so happy to announce that the money was dedicated to two villages in the Tigray region of Ethiopia!
If you don’t know, K-man is Tigray! I couldn’t be happier that we have helped people in the region where my son was born. Along with other birthday, anniversary, and “running” campaigns—over 580 people in two villages were helped and given access to clean drinking water.
Please be aware that 34 million people die each year from water related diseases. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from water related illness. Women, world wide, spend 200 million hours a day collecting water. 780 million people don’t have access to clean drinking water. Girls under the age of 15 are twice as likely as boys their age to be the family member responsible for fetching water. By investing in clean water alone, young children around the world can gain more than 413 million days of health! 1 in 8 people worldwide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water.
I don’t give you these statistics to guilt you. I want you to be informed. Information should move you to do something about it. I hope that it does. As we approach my 40th birthday and K’s 5th birthday, I plan on doing another water campaign this year. It is my desire that people have access to something as “simple” as clean drinking water! Please know that we can ALL do something for someone else. We can all show love to our neighbors—no matter where they live!