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Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it



Amanzi Awethu!
An amazing bike journey across Africa


Monday, August 6th, 2012by Peter

In February of this year, Alex Antrobus and Murray Beaumont, two young South Africans, began cycling 10,000km through sub-Saharan Africa to experience what life in rural Africa – and the struggle for fresh water – are really like.  One of their goals is to help raise over $15,000 to support a water project!  Another was […]

 

Muffin Mondays – Turning Treats into Taps


Monday, October 31st, 2011by tcrick

Libby and her Mom Meg have something in common.  They love to bake.  In fact, they even have their own web site where folks in the Hamilton, Ohio area can order freshly baked muffins and cupcakes to be delivered to your door. Check them out here:http://flourpowertreats.weebly.com/index.html But what makes Libby so cool is that she […]

 

Make Something, Learn Something, Love People


Monday, August 15th, 2011by tcrick

“Every day we make something, we learn something, and we try to love people.” That’s the goal, every day, for the Lowe family from Abilene, Texas. We met Matt, Amy and their two children, Liam and Mary when they called recently about starting a fundraising page so that Liam, pictured here with Dad, could love people by […]

 

Southwest Chicago Christian School Raises $26,000


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011by Peter

Faith in Action Overflows to Four Communities Students at Southwest Chicago Christian School in Tinley Park, Illinois have been learning about the lack of clean water available to people throughout the world.   As Principal Terry Huizenga wrote, “After hearing that one out of every six people in the world do not have access to clean […]

 

The 10 Hour Power Shower


Tuesday, May 31st, 2011by Peter

Strangest fundraiser ever? We may never know… but Kevin Cline and friends sure got our attention with this one.  You simply have to watch!   You may be wondering… Was this a waste of water? Maybe.   But, here’s a stunner.  A 10 hour shower only uses about 1,500 gallons of water.  That’s less than […]

 

Young. Creative. Inspiring.


Monday, May 23rd, 2011by Peter

What do you think … is four-years-old too young to make a difference for someone living without reliable access to clean water?  If you think so, then we’d have to say … think again! Silver, who lives in Utah, is making a difference – one ‘facebadge’ at a time.  His Dad, Justin, tells us that […]

 

Helping Others Locally and Globally


Friday, May 6th, 2011by Peter

Spring 2011 is just beginning to take hold in many parts of the US, pushing cold and wet away, and bringing flowers and green grass.  With it, spring brings encouragement and hope of things new.  In the last week we’ve heard about two families that are bringing hope and encouragement, like spring, to more than […]

 

One Person’s Loss is Another’s Gain


Wednesday, May 4th, 2011by Peter

We got a great email a few weeks ago from Stephen Lasky, Vice President of Business Planning and Analysis at Sephora.  Stephen had undertaken a huge goal that would result in better health for himself and provide an inspiration to Sephora employees.  Being the ‘others’ minded person that Stephen is, he wanted to tie that […]

 

Northwest Girlchoir Sings for Water with Beautiful Results


Tuesday, April 5th, 2011by Peter

For 38 years, the Northwest Girlchoir (http://www.northwestgirlchoir.org/) has championed extraordinary music education and performance opportunities for girls and young women.  This month, in honor of World Water Day 2011, the choral organization championed something else … clean water.  From concerts performed in two locations in the Seattle, Washington area, the choir’s Artistic Director, Sara Boos, […]

 

Just because I’m 8 years old doesn’t mean I can’t do this


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011by Peter

Winn Murray is an 8 year old boy in Macon, Georgia who is changing lives … not only in Africa where his fund raising efforts will bring clean water, but right in his home town.  In fact, Winn’s simple but bold act of caring has inspired  7 more schools in Macon to get involved.  In […]