3.22.2011

World Water Day

Today, March 22nd is World Water Day.
A wonderful organization, The Adventure Project asked over 100 bloggers to post today in honor of World Water Day. The goal is to raise $10,000 in one day. We know that’s epic. And this campaign has never been done before. But if we succeed, we will help bring clean water to 300 additional people each month. That’s 3,600 people per year!


Our RevolutionOur goal is to find 100 bloggers like us to join our blog-a-thon this Tuesday, and ask ten of their readers donate to The Adventure Project’s Keep It Clean Campaign. Here’s why:

ProblemOne third of all hand pumps installed in the last twenty years in developing countries are now broken. And 4,000 children die every day because of lack of clean drinking water. We feel that’s unacceptable. So we’re thinking differently.

SolutionInstead of drilling more wells, we’re using our charitable gifts for something revolutionary – to train and employ handpump mechanics. The mechanics earn an income, bringing themselves out of poverty, and they save lives – turning water back on for thousands of people each year.

This is where the Adventure Project comes in, it helps maintain & fix wells that have already been built. 1/3 of the wells that have been built in these impoverished countries need maintenance. Some are over 20 years old & they need to be fixed so that people can access clean water. These jobs will go to the local people of these villages. It is a win-win.

Pretty cool, huh?

If you have read my blog for the past couple of years, you know that I am passionate about clean drinking water (through my involvement with Project 320 & support of charity:water)

So, when I was asked if I would post about this on my blog,of course I said yes. I am all about using my little blog to help make a difference in someone's life across the world by raising money for clean water.

If the Adventure Project can raise $10,000 on March 22nd, The Prem Rawat Foundation is going to MATCH it. We now have a chance to raise $20,000 in 24 hours to benefit the Keep It Clean campaign, making it possible to fix broken wells and turn water back on for approximately 600 people each month!



In honor of World Water Day, would you consider donating $1, $5, $10 or $20 to The Adventure Project? Would you be willing to trade spending $5 on a Starbucks and instead donate $5 for clean water?

YOU can help make a difference this World Water Day.

Click HERE to make a donation!

***Edited on 3.22.11 at 9:00 pm***

A total of $11,390 from 321 people in 24 hours was raised, plus a $10,000 match from The Prem Rawat Foundation! Amazing!

8 comments:

  1. Way to go, Mel & other bloggers! Now let's get that match!!!!!!!!

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  2. I just posted a link to your blog to help spread the word, too!

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  3. Hi!

    I'm your newest follower. I found you through a link on Our 3 Sons Plus 1's blog. This is a wonderful cause and I will be sure to link up with your blog on my latest post. God bless you!

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  4. Totally awesome Mel. I love that you are using your blog as an opportunity to share this. I totally love water ministries - thanks for encouraging us to participate. Done and done. :)

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  5. I don't see anywhere that they are keeping track of the total, but I just donated $25.

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  6. Thanks everyone!
    @Wendy- You can track the progress here: http://www.theadventureproject.causevox.com/
    They are over $7000 as of 4:15 PST!

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  7. Thank you so much for participating Melissa! Thanks for using your voice!
    So much fun!

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