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WATER FIRST INTERNATIONAL

Carry 5
Training buddies: Tizita & Fekadu!

Donations as of July 23, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$2,051.00 Raised Online
$2,051.00 Total Raised

Tizita and Fekadu's Fundraising Page

Thank you for visiting our fundraising page!

This cause is especially dear to our hearts.  Tizita & Fekadu have been home with us for just over one year.  Before that, they and their birth family had to walk and carry water every day to fulfill their most basic needs.  It is hard work that kept the children out of school and kept their birth mother from being able to do other things that might have improved their situation and kept their family together.  It may even have contributed to the illness that claimed their birth father's life. 

Right now, there are about one BILLION people on earth facing this same grinding daily chore, only to end up with a jug of dirty, diseased water.  I have seen first hand the life changes that follow when clean water and sanitary latrines arrive in an Ethiopian village.  We can help bring that new life to others who are waiting.

On May 31, I will carry a 5-gallon jerry can full of water for a symbolic 5k walk to honor the hundreds of millions of others around the world who must do the same every day, twice a day, to enable their very survival.  You can help.

Your $10 will help someone know they are not alone with their challenges.
Your $50 will ensure safe water for one child for his/her entire life.
Your $100 will cover the salary of a health and sanitation educator for two months.
Your $250 will pay a construction technician for five months.
Your $500 will provide 500 feet of PVC pipe for a water system serving hundreds.
Your $1000 will drill a deep well and install a hand pump to serve hundreds.
A gift of any amount is welcome and much appreciated. 

If you'd like to join me on the walk, please register at http://firstgiving.com/water1st and select "Tizita and Fekadu's Team" or start your own team.  It's easy, and it would be great to see you there! 

For more info, see http://www.water1st.org/involved/carry5.html

Many thanks for your support.  Please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate -- or walk -- too! 

Peace,
Nancy
http://www.water1st.org

PS.  Thanks to Mike Skahen at Lake & Company and Ruby Grynberg & Colleen Butler at Salmon Bay Community Lending for sponsoring the event! 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Donna Walsh You guys are awesome!
carol leenstra Congratulations on your fundraising! I'm happy to be part of your efforts.
Naoe White Go Team! Nancy, just returned from Jpn. Can't be there tomorrow, but I'll be thinking about you!
Beaudoin Family awesome!
Nancy Carroll & Brad Wakeman For Aregash, and all the rest carrying water today because they have to.
Gumma Carroll I wanted to put you over the top!! Good luck, sweetie
Lee Ann good luck baby!
Melissa Ahlers What an amazing organization and worthy cause. Thank you for raising awareness...
sean mullaney I will never complain again about the stupid pull-tabs on my bottled water!!!
Scott S. Preysler Nina- Hope the walk goes well. Maybe next year I can join you.
Susanne
Kristin
trish v.
Amy Williams-Derry Good luck!
Dan & La Don Great job Nancy! Thanks for making us aware of the problem and a way to help…
David and Lisa Goldberg
Ben Pape Thanks Nancy! I know you won't spill a DROP!!
Mary Bergstrom
Dolores and Bud Vanderbeke Best wishes
Joyce Thomas and Shelley Kostrinsky Thank you so much for participating in this extremely worhwhile cause!
Marge Duckett What a great cause!! Good luck...Love, Marge
Diane VanderBeke Mager We are inspired. Best wishes, Diane & Lorenz
The Warnocks thank you for educating us & for sharing your passion. you are making a difference. you go girl!
Mr & Mrs David Freers We will be thinking of you on the 31st !!
Rochelle S. Go team! I can't wait to join you!
Laura Gardner Go Nancy!
Liz M Nancy, thanks again for sharing your story with me. I'm so glad to be able to support this work.
Gumma
Katy I wish I could send more money. And walk with you. Good luck!
T Sorensen cheers to you and your good work!!
Pam In honor of our children -and those not as lucky

Donation Summary

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