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October 14, 2016

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to help us "Get Down for New Ground"!  With your tremendous support, we reached our initial goal of $4,500  See more

BENEFITING: Earthenable

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THE STORY:

Get Down For New Ground!

We are a group of 51 students from Virginia Tech participating in a semester long study abroad program about creating sustainable social change.  Our first weeks are spent taking classes in Lugano, Switzerland in preparation for our travels to Africa. In November, we will travel to Rwanda or Ethiopia to participate in service learning projects and teach English, basic computer skills, and critical thinking and decision making skills to primary and secondary school children.

This year, we are partnering with EarthEnable to provide new floors for families in Eastern Rwanda. Currently, 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors. These dirt floors are breeding grounds for insects, parasites and are a leading cause of diarrhea and other health issues for children. EarthEnable has created a new flooring product made of locally sourced materials that is 75% cheaper than the concrete alternative. It costs only $100 to replace the floors in a 30 sq meter single family home! These floors last 10 – 20 years and can be washed to maintain a clean living environment.

This year, we’ve identified 62 homes in Rilima, a small village in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. These families are among the poorest in the region and are unable to afford new floors on their own. Our team of Virginia Tech students will work alongside the locally trained EarthEnable masons to replace these dirt floors with a new earthen floor.

On October 19, we will be participating in a Dance-A-Thon to raise funds for EarthEnable. For every $5 donated we will dance for 15 minutes. Donate to make your favorite study abroad students get down for new ground!

We’ve set a funding goal of $6,200 which will replace the floors for all 62 homes!

A $100 donation = new floors for one family’s entire home

A $50 donation = new floors in the sleeping quarters for an entire family

A $25 donation = new floors for 1 bedroom

Any contribution is appreciated! Thank you for your interest and support!

To learn more about EarthEnable please visit their website, www.earthenable.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$10,815

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy and Tom Donnelly

    $100

  • Therese Hyde - Emily's Aunt TT!!

    $100

  • Adrienne Miller

    $50

  • Tonia and Michael Glynn

    $50

  • Charles, Leslie, & Zack

    $100

  • Kerri Mills

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Roll Family

    $100

  • Warren Family

     

  • Carole and Bud Franz

    $25

  • Doug Pickford

    $100

  • Brenda Nocera

    $100

  • Jessica Chan

    $50

  • Momma Bloxom

    $50

  • Kelly de Castro

    $100

  • Jackie Chan

    $25

  • Nancy Malkin

    $20

  • Collin W.

    $10

  • Grammy

    $250

  • Rod Nelson

    $100

  • Sam Martin

    $10

  • Beth Brock

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark and Mimi Toner

    $100

  • Brother from another mother (Nick)

    $10

  • Gary and Diane OShaughnesst

    $100

  • Charlette Y Thomas

    $25

  • Linda Murray

    $100

  • Michaela Madsen

    $100

  • Brenda and BW

    $100

  • Art Malian

    $100

  • Mary J McConnell

    $100

  • Kevin, Danny and Julie Capretti

    $100

  • Diana Seiler

     

  • Joanne

    $100

  • Doug & Kelly Smith

    $100

  • Mikey G

     

  • Truitt and Beulah

    $25

  • Nancy & Don Bottone

    $50

  • Susan and Bob Wayland

    $50

  • Brooke and Sheila

    $25

  • Doug Wagoner

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dot Field

    $25

  • Mary Gipe

    $25

  • Jimmy and Annie de Castro

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jake

    $10

  • Karen O'Shaughnessy

    $50

  • Colleen Bushby

    $50

  • The Lipscomb's

    $10

  • Luke & Josie

     

  • Caleb O'Neil

    $20

  • Roy and Corinne Crandall

    $100

  • Andrew & Maddie

    $50

  • Kehde Lew

     

  • Townsley-Powers Family

    $250

  • Amanda

    $10

  • Thomas & Linda Murray

    $140

  • Melissa Hill

    $25

  • Leslie LeRoy

    $50

  • Randy & Nancy Bloxom

    $50

  • Rocky and Linda

     

  • McCoys

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Luke and Sara Somerville

    $50

  • KDaawg

    $50

  • Grammy

    $100

  • Kevin Lew

    $100

  • Joan and Bill Somerville

    $50

  • Kiki on the run

    $50

  • Scott and Karol Taylor

    $50

  • George W. Murphy, Jr.

    $100

  • Jack de Castro

    $100

  • Elly and Tony Schmidt

    $250

  • The Nardi's

    $50

  • Jen and Tim Jones

    $25

  • JoAnne Boucher

    $100

  • Karen Irvin

    $250

  • Neil and Kim Franz

    $50

  • Mac & Shelly Bollman

    $250

  • W by Worth

    $300

  • Steven and Eve

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margie Gold

    $25

  • Pete & Lu Ann Murphy

    $100

  • Greg & Charlene Wheeless

    $100

  • Ann Bell Wessells

    $10

  • Julie Badger

    $25

  • Cynthia DeZ

    $50

  • The Weintraub Family

    $25

  • Trevor and Liz Gardner

     

  • Rachel Trizna

     

  • Lucy Bollman

    $100

  • Gay Loskarn

    $25

  • Patti Everett

    $50

  • Summit CM

    $250

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174% Raised of$6,200 Goal

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The Team: $10,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Catherine Irvin

Amount Raised

$1,100

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Megan Pickford

Amount Raised

$865

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Julia Murphy

Amount Raised

$775

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Linking Lives

Amount Raised

$725

 

12% Raised of$6,200 Goal

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Laura Townsley

Amount Raised

$705

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Meredith Huffman

Amount Raised

$675

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Caroline Bollman

Amount Raised

$600

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Jaime Bloxom

Amount Raised

$505

Donor Comments

Summit CM

Summit CM

DONATION: $250

Congratulations on such a successful project Louise Boland! 2 years ago

Patti Everett

Patti Everett

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gay Loskarn

Gay Loskarn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lucy Bollman

Lucy Bollman

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Rachel Trizna

Rachel Trizna

2 years ago

Trevor and Liz Gardner

Trevor and Liz Gardner

2 years ago

The Weintraub Family

The Weintraub Family

DONATION: $25

Great work Julia! 2 years ago

Cynthia DeZ

Cynthia DeZ

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Julie Badger

Julie Badger

DONATION: $25

From one of your "B" moms... 2 years ago

Ann Bell Wessells

Ann Bell Wessells

DONATION: $10

Proud of you Jaime! 2 years ago