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Sierra Nelmes' Fundraiser:

A Death Ride for WATER

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EVENT DATE: Jul 09, 2011

Sierra Nelmes




Every day, nearly 6,000 people die from water-related illnesses, and the vast majority of them are children. Help me and Water for People (, a nonprofit supporting the development of locally sustainable water sources & sanitation in developing countries, make a change.  This fall season I will be headed to Malawi to collect water samples and conduct a field studies with a select team of volunteers.  I need to raise $3000 in order to complete this volunteer mission!  Please use this site to donate whatever you can give.  Every dime will go towards funding the construction of water wells and latrines, educating village children about clean sanitation practices, educating adult villagers about well maintenance and more.  Without the work of Water for People volunteers, millions of villagers in Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Malawi, Nicaragua, Rwanda, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, and Uganda would continue to live in the wrath of the world water crisis without hope of relief.

In order to raise awareness about the world water crisis and prove my dedication, I will ride one of the most challenging California bike events, The Death Ride (, on July 9th, 2011.  This ride will be the largest physical challenge I’ve ever undertaken, but it does not compare to the challenges faced by those around the world living in the wrath of our world water crisis.  Around the world, 884 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities. 

Please donate now.  When it comes to helping bring safe water to remote villages in developing countries…even a dollar helps!!!   Donors of $65 and up will receive individual email updates, a DVD, and photos. 

Think, how much you spend per month on bottled water? As summer approaches and temperatures rise your body will start craving more water.  Consider all the clean water you use daily: drinking, cooking, showers, brushing your teeth, washing our hands, etc.  What if you had to walk 20 miles for a gallon of water that may or may not give you a life threatening disease?  This is more than a matter of thirst; it’s a matter of life or death. 


Donate, please. ANYTHING helps.  Seriously, anything helps!  Help me make give these villagers a better chance at life.



With deepest gratitude and a thirst for change,

Sierra Nelmes



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