Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Water Day 2011!!!!!

I want to start this post by saying i am SO EXCITED to be a small part of this World Water Day campaign with so many other tribe members at The Adventure Project.
Water has played a huge role in my life the past few years.
Hours, days, weeks, months spent thinking, praying, planning, fundraising for this cause.
It is so important to me.
Because truly, there is a solution to this problem.
Water...it's basic. It's necessary. It's available and should be accessible to every human being.
So over the course of the past year, I have started to view the WAY I give to water a little differently.
There are thousands of broken hand pumps throughout India. Actually, one third of all hand pumps installed in the last twenty years in developing countries are now broken. And 4,000 children die every day because of lack of clean drinking water. That makes no sense and is unacceptable.
Instead of going in a drilling more wells, The Adventure Project is partnering with WaterAid to train and employ handpump mechanics. The mechanics earn an income, bringing themselves out of poverty, and they save lives – turning water back on for thousands of people each year.
How exciting is THAT?!?!
Watch this video. Please.
This is Ram Rati. I have blogged about her in the past month a couple of times. Because truly, I love her. I want to meet her so badly. She is incredible. After viewing some of the photos taken in India, I emailed Becky and said, "I love the women in the photo with the attitude." She instantly wrote back saying that Ram Rati stole her heart as well and The Adventure Project would be featuring her in this campaign.
So awesome.

The Adventure Project - World Water Day 2011 from The Adventure Project on Vimeo.

So here's the deal.
The Prem Rawat Foundation has stepped up and agreed to match any donations made TODAY for World Water Day, up to $10,000.
As of right now, there are 125+ bloggers who will be blogging about this cause today.
If each blogger can raise about $100, over $20,000 will be raised in ONE DAY for this cause. I am looking for 10 of you to give just $10.
$10. Simple, right?

I'm serious, my heart is pumping just thinking about Ram Rati and WaterAid and India and the difference this could make for a country.

So I'm hoping you all want to be a part of this.
And just to sweeten the deal, I'm going to send you to my sister's blog....because she is doing a giveaway.
Here's how it will work...
In the giveaway are
4 mini clipboards
1 bottle of Bath and Body Works Dancing Water Hand Soap
and for anyone local or anyone who wants to travel to the QC area,
a free photo shoot

you get...
1 entry for posting THIS LINK on Facebook
1 entry for every $10 donated

Leave a comment on her blog (or email her if you're not comfortable posting how much you donated on her blog)
In the comment include if you posted the link on Facebook and how much you donated.

Donations can be submitted to qualify for the giveaway until 12am EST and she will draw a winner and post on her blog on Wednesday.

So first go HERE and donate.

CLICK HERE to go to her blog and enter

Go HERE to check out her photography blog if you might be interested in the photo shoot.

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