The common thread. So I searched about how to bring water to those in need, and found The Water Project. A donation from me? Or could I fund an entire project on its own?
So I look at the total of my well project goal, $6000.
I know I cannot construct this well on my own. But I have my time, I have the connections I have made, the people I work with, for, know, talk to, just meet.... everyone. I can explain that if 600 of us donate $10, we save the lives of approximately 600+ people and the next generation. $10, I would need to give up 5 Gatorades this year. Or a $5 donation, I need to not buy 3 bottled waters, I need to get it from one of the outlets in my house. During my year, what do I drink besides water? What bottled items could I eliminate by simply drinking water that is available to me?
1 in 7 people on this planet are drinking contaminated water. Almost 1 billion people do not have a basic in life, water.So now I need your help, I may not even need your donation, you may not have it, and that's fine. But do people you know this year, would they be willing to donate to be a part of something like this? Would anyone be willing to pass up 1 soda, 1 energy drink, 1 coffee, this year........ for someone who doesn't have uncontaminated water in their lives?
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|11/08/12||Robert L. Dumas||$20.00|
|11/01/12||Jenny Yarger||$30.00||I know this is a weird thing to say, but I'm proud of you! Look at what you've accomplished! Awesome :)|
|11/01/12||Lindsey Blackwell||$20.00||You are a hero. Such an amazing thing for you to be doing.|
|10/30/12||Paul Kim||$65.00||Great cause Allen, great doing business with someone who cares!|
|10/30/12||Brenda Zimmerman||$15.00||Good Luck Jimmy :)|
|10/30/12||Gordon MacDiarmid||$50.00||Keep up the good work, Flash :)|
|10/28/12||Denise Scheffler||$10.00||Hope every bit helps those in need. Denise Scheffler|
|10/28/12||Karen Peek||$100.00||Thank you for donating so much of your time and profits from your business to this cause. You're a great Dad and human being, and you're creating good karma for yourself and a lot of others|
|10/27/12||Midwest Pond||$20.00||cash donation from a random person at Starbucks this morning, they didn't want to go online, just handed me $20|
|10/25/12||Carolyn Krska||$25.00||Great project with a lifesaving outcome..|
|10/23/12||Minda Smith||$20.00||Midwest Pond Design Fundraiser|
|10/20/12||PapaGus Restaurant||$10.00||Lake Zurich, IL|
|10/19/12||Cheryl Lore||$10.00||Good Luck with the Water Project!!! This is such a wonderful cause!!|
|10/19/12||One Source Staffing||$100.00|
|10/17/12||Samantha Green||$55.00||payment for a lawn aeration for Midwest Pond Design|
|10/16/12||Jolyn Blackwell||$10.00||Keep up the good work!!!|
|10/14/12||Cathy Crawford||$10.00||with much love|
|10/13/12||Robert & Cindy Wilson||$10.00|
|10/06/12||Insight Retail Software||$80.00||Water ~ the gift of life, the answer to problems. When we have a cold we are told "drink plenty of fluids". When the temps are hot we are told "stay hydrated".. we|
|10/05/12||Laurie Hordesky||$20.00||Jimmy Morgan on facebook promotes this project and shares the stories with everyone, it touched me and I chose to donate $20.00. I was told that was enough money to give water to two people for life.|
|10/04/12||GiftCard Balance||$46.09||found this gift card, and thought it could go to better use here|
|10/03/12||Penny Levin||$50.00||Hope you reach your Goal! - The UPS Store Mundelein|
|10/03/12||Deadra Dadey||$25.00||great meeting you|
|09/29/12||Jeff Toland||$60.00||Great job. Keep it up!|
|09/27/12||James Dennis||$60.00||If there were more people like Allen on this planet, surely the World would be a better place....|
|09/27/12||Donna Lawrence||$500.00||There is really nothing on earth better than a refreshing drink of water!! May people be blessed with this opportunity!!|
|09/26/12||Kelly Coventry||$5.00||Every child deserves clean drinking water.|
|09/23/12||James Stubitsch||$8.59||James' loose change|
|09/22/12||Peter Newman||$25.00||Keep up the Good work Al!|
|09/15/12||George White||$150.00||Good luck from Country Bumpkin|
|09/14/12||Richard Bess||$40.00||Glad to be part of this fund raiser.|
|09/12/12||Ronald Nisson||$100.00||GREAT CAUSE!!! GOOD LUCK!!!|
|09/05/12||Mary Osbourne||$25.00||From the tellers at Chase Bank, stay committed.|
|09/01/12||Karen Peek||$20.00||Midwest Ponds' friends care!|
|08/24/12||Cecelia Hayes||$25.00||Great cause Midwest Pond Design|
|05/22/12||Robert and Judy Fuller||$20.00|
|04/22/12||Jenni Kakowski||$60.00||Midwest Pond Design's Water Project|
|04/21/12||Jolyn Blackwell||$13.33||You just hit1500.00|
|04/20/12||St. Mary of the Annunciation School, Mundelein, IL||$646.27|
|04/09/12||Tracy Zundel||$10.00||"Water is the driving force of all nature." Leonardo da Vinci|
|03/07/12||Joe Gename||$10.40||01PStroke - Plowsite.com|
|03/06/12||Anonymous Donor||$10.00||co-worker of a friend told me about this|
|03/04/12||Kris DeKeizer||$10.00||Midwest Pond Design w/ Jimmy!|
|02/28/12||Chloe Tattershall||$5.00||Wish I could donate more, but I figure every little bit helps! Everyone deserves fresh, clean water|
|02/04/12||Peter Newman||$10.00||Worthwhile cause and project! How about a fund raising event? Thoughts?|
|02/01/12||Ken Burchett||$10.00||Good luck Allen|
|01/01/12||Jolyn Blackwell||$10.00||Mid West Pond Design|
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.
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.