Samantha Derrick's Fundraiser:

Community Water Solutions Fellowship

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SAM GHANA GO TO GHANA.... Help my team and I change the live of thousands by simply giving them something we take for granted-- CLEAN WATER!

via Crowdrise 3 years ago

BENEFITING: COMMUNITY WATER SOLUTIONS

ORGANIZER: Hannah

EVENT: Crowdrise Holiday Fundraiser Thing

EVENT DATE: Jan 08, 2011

THE STORY:

Hannah Stonebraker wrote -

This winter we (Hannah, Annie, Sam and Karla) will be traveling to Northern Ghana as Community Water Solutions Fellows. As Fellows, we will be spending a month learning about water issues and implementing a community run water-cleaning system in a rural village. We will help build a water treatment center, distribute safe water storage containers, and assist women in learning correct water treatment techniques.

Why are we doing this instead of skiing, snuggling up next to a warm fire, or staying on campus to read, write and study? BECAUSE WE CARE! In the United States we take our clean water for granted, and need to realize how fortunate we are to have safe water constantly available. Lack of clean drinking water is a huge issue in Ghana and the majority of Africa. Women spend hours every day at watering holes collecting highly contaminated drinking water that is unsafe for anyone to drink. There is dire need for improvement in water treatment technology; however, many of the current solutions are extremely expensive and impractical for use by rural families.

Community Water Solutions, however, has created a sustainable water treatment plan that is highly efficient in rural areas. In each village, two women are chosen to run the water business and are educated in how to operate and maintain the centrally-located water treatment and distribution system. These women become leaders within their community - they improve the lives of every individual while simultaneously making a small profit for themselves. Some of the women running these businesses have even sent their children to school with the small profits they have gained from this business!
Support us!! All donations will go toward creating a sustainable water purification system that will produce clean drinking water for one community in Ghana - roughly 6,500 people! All together, we need to raise $10,000 to offset the cost of building materials, transportation, and living costs while we are in Ghana. Any donations - no matter how small - are greatly appreciated.

Visit www.communitywatersolutions.org for more information about Community Water Solutions.

Best,
Hannah, Annie, Sam and Karla

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To This Fundraiser

$2,575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rob & Tricia Mulcahy

    $25

  • Michael DiFabion

    $25

  • Ben and Brittnie!!

    $250

  • Sunil D

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Clay, Kris, Sydney, Alex and Campbell :-...

    $50

  • Petot

    $25

  • Cousin John, Cousin Chi and Cousin Thoma...

    $200

  • Cousin Walt, Cousin Debbie & Lil' Wa...

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Erica / "Deeka!"

    $50

  • Mary Grimberg

    $25

  • Melissa Richardson

    $100

  • Devon

    $50

  • George and Marge Derrick

    $500

  • Ash-Tiz!...

    $150

  • aunt mary, jim and aunt keeps

    $750

  • Jax

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amanda

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $9,071 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Annie McBride

Amount Raised:

$2,947

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Derrick

Amount Raised:

$2,575

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Stonebraker

Amount Raised:

$2,094

 

21% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karla Franco

Amount Raised:

$1,455

 

58% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

COMMUNITY WATER SOLUTIONS

Amount Raised:

$0

Fundraiser Title

Carolina Castillo

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Sam! 3 years ago

Cousin Walt, Cousin Debbie & Lil' Walti

Cousin Walt, Cousin Debbie & Lil' Walti

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Cousin John, Cousin Chi and Cousin Thomas

Cousin John, Cousin Chi and Cousin Thomas

DONATION: $200

Sam - We're really proud of you. If there is anything we can do to help you get closer to your goal, please let us know. Goooooooooo Sam ! 3 years ago

Petot

Petot

DONATION: $25

great cause, enjoy it! 3 years ago

Clay, Kris, Sydney, Alex and Campbell :-)

Clay, Kris, Sydney, Alex and Campbell :-)

DONATION: $50

3 years ago