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Tance Marie's Fundraiser:

Clean Water Birthday Fundraiser

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September 14, 2010

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BENEFITING: Charity: Water

ORGANIZER: Laura

Tance Marie

THE STORY:

Laura Wolf wrote -

How long is your shower every day? How many glasses of water do you drink per day? How often do you empty out water bottles filled with day old or hour old water just to refresh?

Clean water is so easily taken for granted because it is seemingly plentiful in our very blessed daily lives. But around the world, clean water is a privilege, a day's journey to obtain, a struggle. The reality is that water is a scare resource but a vital necessity to healthy living.

As I have seen firsthand on travels to Africa, underdeveloped countries lack the infrastructure, economy and resources to provide consistently clean water to its citizens. And people lack the education, ability to obtain and money, among many other socioeconomic issues, to access clean water.

As I turn 30 this September, I am giving up my birthday to take action and to provide people around the world with a resource that I so easily access every day. I do not need gifts, or anything material, I would simply rather give other people something far more real and tangible than anything anyone could give to me on this birthday.

A billion people in the world are living without clean water? Millions contract deadly diseases from contaminated water. 45,000 people will die this week alone. The lucky ones won't, but still walk hours each day to get dirty water to give to their families.

My birthday wish this year is not for more gifts I don't need; it's to give clean and safe drinking water to some of the billion living without it. I want to make my birthday matter this year.

Please help me share and raise money for this wonderful project!

The Team: $22 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Laura Wolf

Amount Raised

$22

 

0% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tance Marie

Amount Raised

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