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 then, the Second Fundraiser in 2013.
The goal was raised to $7500, and again, our goal was met. Two additional wells were completed, and clean water was brought to thousands of people, Kenya 4215, and Kenya 4217.
Then the 3rd fundraiser was created, and again our goal of $5,000 was met.
Then the 4th at $7000.00........ 6 wells in total have been funded.
Now, here we are..... the 5th fundraiser. If 400 of us donate $20, we save lives and the next generation of an area in need.
$20, I would need to give up a few 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 10 people on this planet are drinking contaminated water. 700 million 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?
In all invoices from Midwest Pond Design, we offer to take $10.00 off your total bill if you match it, 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,
Midwest Pond Design