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Kelly Savage's Fundraiser:

Roofs & Rain Barrels

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THE STORY:

Bridging The Gap is Kansas City's leading environmental non-profit. Last year we received a contract to start the metro's first water conservation project, WaterWorks! We've put in 400 rain barrels around KC and saved more than 25 million gallons this year with low flow devices.

Our WaterWorks! Project Manager recently returned from an annual trip to Kenya to visit family. Conserving rainwater is essential to his friends and family to use for drinking water where they live in Nyakach, Nyanza Province. Traditionally, a large nearby river was a source of drinking water, but this has recently been dammed to create HydroElectric power. Rainwater is now more important than ever!

On a recent trip he intended on installing a large rain barrel for his aunt to use for drinking water. Upon his arrival, he quickly realized it would not be that easy. Her roof, and his 2 other family members roofs (who planned on sharing the barrel) were badly rusted. In order to supply them with clean drinking water, the roofs would all have to be replaced. The nearby church was also a great location for a community rain barrel; however, it had no roof at all!

After hearing his story at our last staff meeting, Bridging The Gap staff decided we needed to help, so we set up this page to try and raise money for his project. Any donation will help my friend get clean water to his family.

$1,500 - New Roof on the Church & installation of a large rain barrel
$1,000 - Replace the roofs on 3 family houses
= $2,500

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,195

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Don Reck

    $50

  • Erna Gelles and Alan MacCormack

    $100

  • Jessica Paarlberg

    $10

  • Arthur Wortman

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jenn Staz

    $20

  • Natalie Hipp

    $20

  • Dan Morton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

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48% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Our blessings to your family, Enock. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

In honor of Gabrielle Haenn. 4 years ago

Dan Morton

Dan Morton

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Natalie Hipp

Natalie Hipp

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Jenn Staz

Jenn Staz

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Jeanette E. Rapp 4 years ago

Arthur Wortman

Arthur Wortman

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Jessica Paarlberg

Jessica Paarlberg

DONATION: $10

Don't have much to give, but hope even this will help! 4 years ago

Erna Gelles and Alan MacCormack

Erna Gelles and Alan MacCormack

DONATION: $100

Because Don Reck asked. Good luck. 4 years ago