Wednesday, December 28, 2011

charity: water

Did you hear about the little girl named Rachel who, instead of receiving birthday gifts for her 9th birthday, asked all her friends and family to donate to charity: water? She asked for donations of $9.

Her goal was to raise $300.

Rachel was appalled that many children in our world don't live past the age of 5 due to lack of access to clean water.

When her birthday came Rachel was a little disappointed because she had only raised $220.

And then, the unthinkable happened.

Rachel was critically injured in a car accident, and eventually she was removed from life support.

Read more about Rachel's story in this New York Times Article. Rachel's wish has raised over $1.2 million dollars to date.

charity:water is an organization that helps bring clean drinking water to people in places where clean water is not coming out of the kitchen faucet.

This short 3 minute video explains the need and the benefits of clean water.

Please take a moment to read Rachel's story, watch this video, and if you feel moved, donate to charity: water.

Just give $9. For Rachel.

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