I am creating this fundraiser because I believe it is time I give back. After 20 birthdays, I have received more gifts than I have needed.
This birthday I want to do something I will never forget, something more then unwrap a few gifts, something more than a good dinner from a local restaurant, something more than a few birthday shots from a bar on Dickson street...
This year... I want to give. I want to change someone's life. I want someone else to celebrate life. I want to give someone hope. I want to help someone else reach their goals. I want to make a difference because I CAN! By participating in The Water Project I have the opportunity to help more than one person... I can help change the lives of a whole community!
I remember the day that I thought being 21 meant FREEDOM... it meant I was legally able to purchase an alcoholic beverage from an establishment. Why did I think like this? I am FREE. There are people suffering from lack of clean drinking water and I was anticipating the day I could legally purchase alcohol? Not today.. Today I am far more concerned with the well being of others, because, today we are free, we are healthy, we have FRESH, CLEAN WATER in ABUNDANCE.
I am looking forward to living. I am realizing that living, alone, is a blessing, and that I should be thankful for my good health, my home, the clean water I drink, and the opportunities I recieve.
There are people that need water... clean, fresh water. Could you imagine drinking unfiltered water? Nope, WE CAN'T, because you have never had to think about it. Can you imagine your life depending on water? Nope, once again, WE CAN'T.
Did you know that $10... $10 can provide 1 person clean water for 10 WHOLE YEARS! I want to help 100 people! 100 people with no hope and no solution. I want to help... and I need YOUR help to reach my goal! WE can do this. One man HAS the power to change the world, but one man cannot put POWER into the world with only two hands, one man needs many hands!
Providing these people with clean water will allow them to reach their own goals, receive a better education, prevent disease and sickness, it will allow them to have a sense of peace, but most of all... it will give them LIFE!
So, today I am asking that instead of buying me a drink... will you buy a drink for the people in need? Anything will help, afterall, a shot is only a couple of bucks.
Help me reach my goal- $1,000 and on March 26, 2014, instead of celebrating one life, we can celebrate many lives, and rather than celebrating my 22nd birthday... WE can celebrate the 1st year of OUR WATER PROJECT!
LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE. TOGETHER!
Thank you to everyone who is helping me reach my goal!
|03/27/13||Cara Speegle||$20.00||You are my hero Jor. So thankful to have such a wonderful cousin! Love you!|
|03/16/13||Donna Speegle||$50.00||Happy 21st birthday, Jor. This is what life is all about. You are amazing to have it figured out at your age.|
|03/15/13||Jo Beth Stevens||$30.00||Jor...I am so lucky to call you my sister and friend! You truly are an inspiration to me an everyone around you.|
|03/14/13||Brenda Hathorn||$20.00||Jordan you are an inspiration!|
|03/14/13||Daniel Jordan||$50.00||Your passion for this is very admirable. I wish I could give more, but am giving what I can. Keep it up, Jordan.|
|03/13/13||Sheila Fitts||$10.00||So glad you are making a difference!|
|03/13/13||Jennifer Harp||$5.00||Good job, Jordan!|
|03/13/13||Lisa Stevens||$50.00||Jordan I am so proud of you. I always knew you would do something to make a difference in the world. One person can make a difference in the lives of many...but only if their dreams are activated.|
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.