Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.

My husband Mike Wetzel was murdered in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks on December 2, 2015. In honor of his memory I would like to build a well in his name in an impoverished country. Please consider making a donation in his memory in lieu of flowers.
Thank you,
Renee Wetzel

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.

Who's Helping?

Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
02/06/17Bambang Ardayanto$68.00For Mike and for World Peace and Love, and may God always bless Renee Wetzel and the children
01/30/17Anonymous$68.00My heart hurts for you. Thank you for leading with compassion, may God bless you and yours. -
01/03/17Victoria Arico$34.00You don't know me, but I saw this on the most active fundraiser list and I would like to make a donation with my condolences. Beautiful tribute.
12/02/16Anna Raef$70.28With love to Renee and the children on the anniversary of his passing.
11/17/16Christel Duer$70.28Duer family
11/10/16Gary & Linda Huffman$70.28Lovely Tribute!
11/10/16Francisco Larreta$68.00
11/10/16Jerry Sappington$68.00
10/14/16Kaitlin B Kushner$68.00Such a wonderful idea. He will live on in so many people's hearts with this!
10/14/16Jeffrey Parness$36.00With love from the Parness family in NYC
10/14/16Renee Wetzel$4100.00donations from church, friends
04/12/16Travis Warford $136.00From our family of four to another in need of fresh water. LOVE, Travis, Brigitte, Madison and Makenzie Warford.
04/12/16Renee Wetzel$823.50Donations from service/church
01/11/16Jenifer Resnick$20.88Renee, I don't know you, but I am also a Lil Mama and I wish you strength as you and your family grieve for your husband. xoxo
01/04/16Clause/Raef/Kannow/Cook families$514.80With love from the Clause/Raef/Kannow/Cook families.
01/03/16Pat & Stacey Pattison$140.25The entire Wetzel Family is in our daily prayers.
12/29/15Nadia Phillips$35.29What an awesome way to remember Mike! Praying enough is raised.
12/25/15Laura Barnthouse$300.00Merry Christmas Brent, Karen, Bradley, Brandon, & Bennett Bush from Grandma Laura
12/22/15Joseph Krygier$200.00The Krygiers
12/21/15ADL/Sunset Lighting$103.20ADL/Sunset Lighting sends our heart felt condolences to the entire Wetzel family.
12/21/15Wendy/Gary Stricker$34.00My sincere condolences to the entire Wetzel family.
12/20/15Myron /Sandi Rosenaur$68.00We send our love to the entire family. We want to help make Mike and Renee's dream come true.
12/20/15Stevie Strang$154.65Condolences.
12/18/15Carolyn And Rob Allas$68.00This is a beautiful tribute to Mike; a gift of life to others.
12/18/15Jadi Hescox$34.00This is a beautiful tribute. Sending your family my love.
12/18/15Kathie Marder$136.00
12/18/15Adam Mian$70.28
12/17/15Andrew Simmons $136.00
12/17/15Lisa Griffith & Trace Kateley $20.00
12/17/15Teresa Alexander$34.00What a beautiful memorial honored to donate
12/17/15Tyler And Yanet Skrove$68.00Mike would be so happy with this project!
12/17/15Karen Trowbridge$136.00Beautiful tribute to a beautiful man! Mike will never be forgotten!
12/17/15Sylvan Kirtley$70.28
12/17/15The Kelseys$34.00

Why It Matters

Access to clean, safe water unlocks potential

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.