My involvement with the Water Project started on New Year's Day 2012, I woke up and wondered, What could I do in my life that could leave a mark? How could I make a difference? How could I involve Midwest Pond Design, and the network I have grown?
Water, 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? Through the assistance of family, friends, customers, and even complete strangers, we started our fund raising.
Well, we were able to complete our first fund raiser, we raised $6020.00, two wells were constructed in Lungi,Sierra Leone
and at a school in Matawa,Kenya
providing clean water to over 2000 local residents.
....and now the Second Fundraiser.
In the next months, I know I cannot complete this project 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 750 of us donate $10, we save the lives of approximately 800+ people and the next generation.
$10, I would need to give up 5 Gatorades this year. Or a $5 donation, during my year, what do I drink besides water? What bottled items could I eliminate by simply drinking water that is available to me?
When telling a customer about my well project, he said, "you know you are altering the future of the planet".... saving lives, making an area prosperous, giving generations a chance.
There are those whose walk 4 miles to contaminated water that is going to keep their family sick, and here I am not even drinking the water I have access to.
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?
This is a great opportunity to give back to those who do not have the basics in life. A $10.00 donation can make such a big difference, it's a piece of the puzzle. $10 saves a life, it is as easy as that.
In all invoices from Midwest Pond Design, this link will be offered to take $10.00 off your total bill and use it to donate to this project.
We will continue to make a difference.
One of the greatest things about working with the Water Project is knowing that 100% of any donation goes directly toward the education, the construction, the monitoring and follow up of the wells our funds are assigned to. Our goal amount will pay for an entire completed well. I would hope to continue this to be a yearly goal for Midwest Pond Design, a pond company bringing water to others just makes sense. I ask that if you are unable to donate, you would help promote our efforts by passing this fundraising page and my words on to others.
Thank you for your assistance,