Charity Water

During the 30 days of September, 29 other bloggers and I have joined together to see if our different communities could collectively raise $30,000 for charity: water, to provide clean water for people who don't have it. 30 Bloggers, 30 Days, $30,000.
Here's what you can do:

+ Give. $20 gives one person clean water for 20 years!
Share. Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter about what we're doing. We're using the hashtag #30water and pointing people to http://mycharitywater.org/30 (shortlink: http://bit.ly/b1eht9)
Blog about it. Many of you also have your own blogs. We want you to write about it too and get your readers involved. Just point your readers to our site: http://mycharitywater.org/30
Of all the things I admire about charity: water, here are some details that stick out to me:
+ 100% of all your money will go to water projects. It's not going to printer ink or insurance policies – they have private donors for that. Your money provides water.
+ Our money will go towards building water projects in
Central African Republic. Click here to see a video they made specifically about the people there.
+ After you give,
charity: water will keep you up-to-date with the status of the project you gave to, provide you with GPS coordinates of exactly where the well is being built, and take pictures and video along the way.
Our page has a status bar at the top that shows up-to-the-minute progress of how much money has been given.
+ Like I said earlier, $20 provides one person with clean water for 20 years. An average water project costs $5,000 to build and provides clean water to 250 people. If we raise our goal of $30,000,
we'll help 1500 people get clean water!
Please take 4.5 minutes to watch this video. It is their founder Scott sharing how this organization came about, the ins-and-outs of how it all works, and the incredible success they've had in the first few years of existence.

charity: water 2010 September Campaign: Clean Water for the Bayaka from charity: water on Vimeo.

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