Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.
  1. My left hip had advanced osteoarthritis & I had a full left hip replacement in June 2017. The doctor said after 6 months I could start running again. I completed my 405th marathon on December 17, 2017. In 2018 I completed 12 runs & 2019 I completed 24 runs of 26.2 mile marathons or ultras (mileage greater than 26.2 miles). I am celebrating my return to the running world. I was blessed to be inducted in the 2015 Marathon Maniac Hall of Fame & to qualify & run the Boston Marathon for the first time in April 2015. It was definitely a highlight in my running career. My new goal is to qualify again for another Boston marathon with my new left hip.
    So, 2020 is finished & I completed 12 official marathons &/or ultras. When the Covid shut down everything I was able to on my own run my city’s 34 mile loop, also, from Crane, Texas to Odessa 36 miles, & a third ultra from Monahans, Texas to Odessa 40 miles. By the way in January I qualified for Boston whenever the race is run again. 

I'm a member of Marathon Maniacs & the World Megamarathoners where the requirement is 300 marathon/ultras to be a member. More people have orbited the earth & more people have climbed Mt Everest than those of us who have run 300+ marathon/ultras. 

Water is vital for hydration in running, but more importantly for all people to live & have a good life. Sadly, there are places where people go thirsty & struggle to obtain clean water. But, I can say with great joy, we can help provide this necessity that is readily available with the right resources.

We have raised enough to allocate funds to 3 projects, but there is still more to do. Will you join me and help provide clean water through your donations in the coming months. Thank you for considering this and being part of such a worthwhile endeavor. Please pass this on to your friends and let's have a tremendous impact in people's lives all over the world!

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Fundraising Goal: $25,000.00
Raised so far: $24,474.24


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Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
12/23/23David & Deborah Johnson$926.40Lets find more clean water!
01/01/23David & Deborah Johnson$70.28
12/31/22Brent Bueche$25.00God Bless.
12/31/20Brent Bueche$50.00God Bless. ... from Mimi & Brent
12/30/20David & Deborah Johnson$514.80We are pleased to be able to give again in 2020
12/23/20Donna Dendy$100.00Merry Christmas. We love you. Larry &Donna
12/31/19Brent Bueche$75.00Have a blessed 2020 year.
12/24/19David & Deborah Johnson$500.00We are pleased to continue our support!
12/23/19Larry & Donna Dendy$50.00
12/31/18Brent & Mimi Bueche$110.00Thanks for all that you do! God Bless!
12/28/18David & Deborah Johnson$514.80Ive been blessed to return to marathon running after left hip replacement. I was set free to start again in Dec 2017 & completed 13 marathons since!
12/10/18David & Deborah Johnson$70.28In memory of Mary Waddle, the mother of our running friend, Angela Tortorice
12/31/17Brent Bueche$115.00Thanks for all that you do.
12/31/17David Johnson$700.00Celebrating running again after hip replacement!
12/31/17David & Deborah Johnson$500.00Celebrating running again after hip replacement!
12/31/16Brent Bueche$120.00David, Thanks for all that you do for The Water Project. -- Brent & Mimi Bueche
12/29/16David & Deborah Johnson $422.19Join with us in providing clean water!
12/31/15Christy Vines $206.11I love you Daddy and we are proud of you and the intentional effort you place on blessing others.
12/31/15Brent Bueche$50.00Thanks for all that you do!
12/31/15Barbara Sturgeon$70.28
12/31/15David & Deborah Johnson$411.90David & Deborah Johnson are giving to celebrate David's completion of 400 marathons(26.2 miles) & ultras (more than 26.2 miles) races. Thanks to God!
06/23/15Running Preacher Ministries$309.00Boston was awesome!
06/23/15David Johnson $103.20Memorial for Kent Sturgeon, co-worker, & friend.
06/22/15Omer Womack$100.00Way to go David
06/21/15David A Johnson$386.00One for each completed marathon and the next one in advance.
01/12/15Christy Vines$200.00
01/03/15Liz Whitteberry$115.00David, I am so happy to learn you are running for this purpose! I always enjoy seeing you and Deborah at races. Praying you have another awesome year of running in 2015.
01/01/15Keith Patton $115.00You have such an incredible ministry!
12/31/14RunningPreacher Ministries $200.00Qualified for Boston Marathon in 2014 & will be running the Boston Marathon April 2015! Join me in celebrating by helping provide needed water. Thank you
12/31/14Brent Bueche$100.00David, Thanks for what you do!!!!
12/31/13Brent & Mimi Bueche$115.00
10/09/13Burk Foster$62.00
06/26/13Terrie Wurzbacher$300.00In Honor of David's 300th Marathon
04/23/13Burk Foster$50.00
04/16/13Running Preacher Ministries$200.00Thank you Alan & Barbara Griffin
02/10/13Kimberly Heimbecker$25.00
02/10/13Terrie Wurzbacher$500.00David Johnson is such an inspiration that I had to give to this project!
01/08/13Angela Tortorice$50.00I am honored to have run several races with you this year and want to thank you for giving the devotionals at all of the marathons that I direct in Dallas. It added a sense of warmth and family.
01/07/13David Johnson$10.00this given by Barbara Sturgeon
12/31/12Brent Bueche$100.00
12/12/12Lenora E. Salmon$100.00
09/20/12Barbara B. Griffin$2500.00
08/21/12MaryAnn Griffin$200.00David--We admire and respect you and Deborah for your commitment to this project. Arnold and I donate in honor of our 60th wedding anniversary. We keep you in our prayers--You are SPECIAL!!!
08/06/12David & Deborah Johnson$100.00looking forward to funding more projects!
06/14/12Barbara B. Griffin$1000.00
04/04/12David & Deborah Johnson$250.00Am getting excited as I get closer to my second year of 52 runs. More excited as the dollars come in for more water wells! :)
01/25/12Angela Tortorice$50.00I would like to help provide clean water to those in need in honor of my friend Derek Muncy. Best of luck with the project and your running. You are an inspiration!
01/07/12Running Preacher Ministries$4500.00Getting close to the 2nd well. Thank you everybody & share with friends about this! :)
01/05/12Mike Lackey$25.00
01/02/12wayne frost$100.00
12/28/11Rosa Vasquez$25.00You are a great inspiration.
12/27/11David & Deborah Johnson$200.00thank you for all your donations :)
11/01/11David A Johnson$200.00Happy birthday.
10/21/11Angela Tortorice$10.00Best of luck to my great running bud.
10/07/11Running Preacher Ministries$2000.00PTL, we can complete a well!!!
09/22/11Craig Freeman$100.00Thanks for your commitment to dedicate your running to help others in need
09/21/11Douglas Chisum$50.00
09/20/11Lydia Kreidel$200.00I was blessed to get to go to Uganda, and have seen first hand what the lack of water/clean water does. Small children (3 yrs) lugging heavy pails from faraway river that's so dirty. Thank you Da
09/06/11Barbara B. Griffin$2500.00
09/02/11Kevin Cherry$250.00This is for getting me in KOT. Wait, I am not sure if you voted for me!
08/24/11Wilson Hardin$10.00
08/24/11Cynthia Roman$10.00
08/22/11Veronica Galindo-Rios$50.00Water, something the droughts here in Texas have made us all appreciate a little more.
08/16/11David & Deborah Johnson$300.00still time to jump in & provide a well of clean water! :)
08/10/11Ruth Kent$100.00Such an awesome thing David...don't forget to remind your friends on FB! We're slow and need reminding!!! Blessings! :-)
08/09/11Keith Patton$100.00
08/08/11Donna Palmer$100.00
08/06/11J mike White$100.00
08/06/11Christy and Chaney Vines$75.00
07/26/11David Johnson on behalf of Dave&Robin Meyers$10.00
07/10/11Michael Salmon$300.00
07/01/11David Johnson$100.00
06/09/11David Johnson$200.00Join me in building wells for clean water! :)

Why It Matters

Access to clean, safe water unlocks potential

Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?

Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!

Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.

About The Water Project

The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.

Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.

Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.