Ali Mahan via Crowdrise
April 27, 2012
A quick update: Thanks everyone for your generous support. I am very grateful (as are the people worldwide who will benefit from WFP's activities). I leave next Monday for my little 4000 mile ride to Dallas, TX by way of Key West, FL. Hopefully the storm will be out of the way by then.
Follow my progress here: http://tinyurl.com/alimahan (you won’t see anything until next week).
This just in, Crowdrise and Groupon have a contest going on between Earth Day and Mother’s Day. Whichever nonprofit that raises the most money between those dates will win $25,000 from Groupon, so I am tagging along to raise more money for Water for People.
In June of 2012 I will be joining a group of fellow Water Professionals called the “Water Buffalos” on the “Ride With Purpose”. We will be riding our motorcycles from all across the United States and Canada to the AWWA National Conference in Dallas, Texas.
You can see my planned route on the map to the left (Key West is on the way to Dallas from Va. Beach, isn't it?) as well as some of my other travel pictures.
Our goal is to raise awareness and funds which will go directly to Water For People. WFP develops sustainable safe drinking water sources and sanitation facilities for communities in Africa, Asia, Central America and South Africa.
A little goes a long way, I ask that you donate what you would pay for a bottle of water at a gas station, $2 and then pass this campaign on to at least 10 more people asking them to do the same.
If the other riders and I are successful in raising $5,000, we could be responsible for an entire community having a safe, sustainable drinking water supply lasting at least 10 years!
Visit www.waterforpeople.org to find out more about this worthwhile cause and www.ridewithpurpose.org to find out about the The Water Buffalos