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Water for South Sudan: My 8th Birthday Fundraiser

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BENEFITING: WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN

Tyler Gillespie

THE STORY:

My name is Tyler. I just finished 2nd grade, and I'm turning 8 this summer. For my birthday, I decided I wanted to try to raise some money for an organization called Water for South Sudan.

I learned about Water for South Sudan when my class read a book called "A Long Walk to Water." One of the main characters was a boy named Salva Dut, who had to walk miles and miles in scorching heat to get water for his family. It was really dangerous. There was a war going on, and sometimes he had to hide from gunfire.

Once he had to jump into the Nile River and hide from crocodiles in a raging current. He didn't realize at first that when someone was pushing his head under water, it was to save his life because a soldier was pointing a gun at him.

Salva walked barefoot more than a thousand miles to a refugee camp in Kenya. He was 11 years old when he and other "Lost Boys of Sudan" made the cut to go the United States. (Learn more about him in this video: https://vimeo.com/32805859.)

Salva wants life to be better for people in his home country, and for clean water to be something everybody has.

So do I.

What about you?

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To This Fundraiser

$385

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tyler Gillespie

    $25

  • Liz and Sean Gillespie

    $50

  • Aunt J, Uncle E, e & j

    $25

  • Cassie McDonough

    $25

  • Machelle, Kenan, and Conan

    $10

  • Kristen, Jesse, Matthew and Maren Edwards

    $25

  • David Seawell

     

  • Nikki Cook

    $25

  • Bridget Hestad

    $10

  • Nancy and Paul Gillespie

    $50

  • Lila

     

  • Melinda Murtaugh

    $50

  • Stacie Younblood

    $15

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The Team: $385 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Stacie Younblood

Stacie Younblood

DONATION: $15

3 months ago

Melinda Murtaugh

Melinda Murtaugh

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday, Tyler! Best of luck to you and to the cause for Water for South Sudan too! 3 months ago

Lila

Lila

3 months ago

Nancy and Paul Gillespie

Nancy and Paul Gillespie

DONATION: $50

Tyler,Super idea.Every little bit helps. Proud of you. 3 months ago

Bridget Hestad

Bridget Hestad

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

Nikki Cook

Nikki Cook

DONATION: $25

You are amazing Tyler! 3 months ago

David Seawell

David Seawell

3 months ago

Kristen, Jesse, Matthew and Maren Edwards

Kristen, Jesse, Matthew and Maren Edwards

DONATION: $25

So Tyler keeps working to do good in the world 3 months ago

Machelle, Kenan, and Conan

Machelle, Kenan, and Conan

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

Cassie McDonough

Cassie McDonough

DONATION: $25

So proud of you, Tyler! I'm so happy this story made an impact on you. Now you are impacting others! 3 months ago