Want a cold drink?
If you flew over my childhood home in a
fertile Nebraska river valley, you’d see hundreds of round, green circles, like
a massive polka dot quilt. The farmers’ wells and sprinkler pivots pull fresh,
cold, clean water from the Ogallala Aquifer to give their crops; our food;
their daily dose. Each center pivot sprinkler is on wheels and moves around the
field like a hand on a clock creating perfect circles.
In my opinion, this isn’t just water;
it’s the best tasting, cleanest, clearest, most beautiful water in the world. I
grew up drinking it liberally, fresh from the kitchen sink or garden hose.
Little did I know my water was a luxury.
As I came nearer to my 50th
birthday I contemplated my space on the planet, the way I plan to live the rest
of my life, and the value of all that I have. Water always came to the surface.
Such a primal need – our bodies, 80 percent water – can’t live long without it.
Like a fantastic view of Lake Superior,
or a piece of dark chocolate, I’ve just got to share it! Everyone deserves a
clean drink of water, and crops doused in the fresh, simple stuff as well. It’s so simple to build one well to
serve an entire village. I hope you join me.
|05/25/12||Laura Nichols||$50.00||Happy Birthday Paige!|
|05/23/12||sheil and mike gair||$250.00||happy birthday, paige. thank you for making your day about others. Mike and Sheila|
|05/22/12||Jodi Hoffstrom||$25.00||Happy 'Water' Birthday Paige!! Great idea and a great party...nice job!!|
|05/22/12||Paige Gamet||$475.00||To all my friends! This is your donations from balloons & facepainting! Isn't it fun to see what a big impact we can all make if we work together. Special thanks to Mikaela, Andrea &a|
|05/20/12||Donna Erstad||$20.00||I had a great time talking to you today. Happy Birthday Paige!!!|
|05/20/12||Joan Hutton||$40.00||Great idea Paige!! Thanks for including us. - Joan and Regina|
|05/20/12||Charity Coates||$50.00||Happy Birthday Page!|
|05/20/12||Maggie Diede||$35.00||Happy Birthday Paige!|
|05/20/12||g & r lieving||$500.00||Happy Birthday Paige!|
|05/20/12||Andrew Gebhard||$40.00||Happy Birthday Paige!|
|05/20/12||Elizabeth Shors||$200.00||In honor of Paige's birthday|
|05/18/12||John/Kay Gamet||$250.00||Best wishes for generous guests with hearts as big as yours. Dad and Mom.|
|05/15/12||Jenny Raasch||$50.00||Happy 50th Birthday Paige !!!|
|05/07/12||Krista Richardson||$25.00||In honor of Paige Gamet's birthday|
|04/28/12||Laura Pagano||$50.00||Great way to commemorate our good fortune in having you on the planet for 50 years, dear Paige! love, Laura and Tom|
|04/13/12||Katherine Martin||$10.00||Happy 50th Dear Paige!|
|04/12/12||Paige Gamet||$10.00||50 is a wonderful number!|
|04/09/12||Wilma Flintstone||$50.00||Happy Birthday Paigey-Lou! Totally happy to donate to such an important cause in your honor!|
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.