7-5-2014 Update: I have a new goal, friends! I am currently serving as a volunteer intern for a non-profit near me called Drink Local. Drink Tap. (DLDT for short). DLDT works with students in schools through their Wavemaker program and has monthly local beach cleanups in an effort to reconnect people with Lake Erie where we live and help them realize how valueable water is!
Along with that, they build water projects in villages in Uganda. They have 7 current projects and I have a goal to fund one of them. The average cost is about $10,000 so I am going to have a lot of work ahead of me and I really need YOUR help! Check out more here: https://www.crowdrise.com/DrinkLocalDrinkTap/fundraiser/melissa23
Thank you to everyone for your unbelievable support of me and my projects and all the causes I love to help! And thank you for helping with what matters to you because let's be honest, there are so many absolutely inspiring and important causes on Crowdrise that I think at one point a good majority of us on here have thought: "Man, if there was enough time, money etc. to help everyone of these people and causes, that would be perfect." The problem is that there's not, but I will continue to do my best to help everyone and with everything I reasonably can. Although, sometimes I like to focus on a small number of projects for awhile because it seems to be more effective and efficient to have a couple or few goals to reach at a time than ten to strive for like I used to (which I wish I could still do because I never want to feel like I'm, in a sense, neglecting a cause that's important to me.) Anyway, again, thank you all for wanting to help. Even getting some votes is pretty cool because it means people care about/appreciate what I'm trying to do even if they can't devote the lots of time it takes to help or the money that is so hard to come by these days, so thank you to all of you.
Now for the "About me" portion: I believe that with God all things are possible and I see evidence of this every single day. Each day and each moment we are given is a gift we should all cherish and we must do our part to improve this world while we can.
I love people and animals and I will do whatever I can do to help improve the lives of both. I Please help me save/improve the world one person and/or one animal at a time by spreading the word about my projects or donating if you can or both. Thanks.
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