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$10,000
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$13,720
Raised so far

137 % to goal

Global H2O Group

Virginia Anne Newton's Fundraising Page
In memory of: William Taylor Newton & The Countless Family Members, Friends and Strangers Who Lost Their Battle With Cancer

Donations as of September 23, 2014:

$3,968.51 Raised Offline
$9,751.54 Raised Online
$13,720.05 Total Raised

Virginia Anne Newton's Fundraising Page

Global H2O is an organization that is dear to my heart and if you’ll allow me, I’ll tell you why…

Have you ever thought about walking 5 miles each way, 3 times a day for a yellow gas can of water so that your family could have something to drink or bathe some of the dust off of your child's face? In a better world, clean water would be available to all of us; it would be a right not a privilege. Unfortunately 1 in 5 of the 1.9 billion children in developing countries have no access to safe water. Their vision of water is as murky and as uncertain as their life expectancies. Global H2O builds wells, educates the community and gives children a reason to hope.

As a child I used to get a thrill from turning the spigot and drinking cool, clean water flowing endlessly from the garden hose. In Africa children are drinking dirty water just to survive. They are absent from school because of water borne illness and often suffer a premature death. According to the World Health Organization, diarrhea kills more children every year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Contrary to popular opinion, water is a resource that is plentiful in Africa but one must drill deep to reach it and manage the distribution. Villages simply don't have the knowledge, equipment, engineering and funds to make something we use every single day available.

You may know that I have been volunteering for Global H2O since meeting the founder and fellow North Carolinian James Wilde a few years ago. And I have wanted to start a personal fundraising campaign for some time but feared my donations would be meager. I have decided that my belief in Global H2O is bigger than my fear of failure.  I shared my dream and personal goal  with Mom & Elizabeth, they were immediately on board. My dream quikcly became OUR dream and that is to fund a well in honor of my father, William Taylor Newton and the countless family members, friends and strangers who lost their battle with cancer after a courageous and long fight . $10,000 will fund an entire project and bring water to those in need.

Growing up I used to think...if I got all the people I knew to give me $20 I could go on a really great vacation. As an adult, now I  think...if I could get all the people I know to donate whatever they could to Global H2O we could really make a difference and by the way that $20 can provide one person with a lifetime supply of water! We’ve set a goal to raise half the funds for a well by March 22, 2012, World Water Day. So please, act now.

 Give what you can and know that we are returning that to you tenfold in gratitude,

 

Virginia, Carolyn & Elizabeth

Supporters

Comment Donation
Somebody Keep fighting - thank you!
W. A. Johnson
Elena Semper
Dr. Ahmed Said
Heavens Above GmbH
Georgia Bass
Hans Lorenz finally you made the 12K
Mary Alice Reece
Anonymous Better late than never. Best of luck with your fundraising!
Irene Peet (Tuomainen)
Skip and Nikki Hill
Kyle Wohlmut
Thanks! for including us all on this journey.

Vanessa Sellers
Edgar & Lauri
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence L. Tart, Jr.
Carol Redding It is only with the heart that one can see rightly
Pam Miller Donating again because it's a worthy cause
Maria Higgins
Anonymous
CLT3 You Girls had gooooood upbringing!
Nessa Goodman
Misbah Rehman Saad
Dr. Xinjuan Wang
Mary Lemeul Blalock
Anonymous Very nice!
Sybil & Hoyet West
TC & Barbara Godwin
Lavonda Avery
Anonymous Great Project!
Marvin & Kay Johnson 2nd Donation!
Mandy McLamb
Anonymous
Angela Johnson
J. Argue
Anonymous
Lisa Coleman
Herbie & Laura Beasley Uncle Taylor was THE BEST!!!!!
Alex One more drop :-)
Lisa Anderson
Donna Priesmeyer I know this project will be a blessing to many.
Morgan and John Lassam Good Luck! Hope you make your total!
J. Nowell & Ava Smith We loved your Dad.... Awesome gift.
Betty and Terry Gomez
Constantin & Nadeeka Corsten
Susan Verrett Allen Peace and Love
Michael Cerullo
Pam Shore
David Longworth

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$3,969
Raised Online
$9,752
Total Raised
$13,720
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