Several years ago I visited Kenya, Africa and during my stay I distributed water bottles to roughly 50 underprivileged children who suffer needlessly without clean water. I am now looking to make an even bigger impact on hundreds of lives by providing clean water for Africa.
It's hard to believe that more often than not, the clean water a developing community desperately needs is right underneath them. And it's amazing how a relatively small investment to get to it can make such a dramatic difference in so many lives.$10 - One Person Clean Water for 10 yrs, $50 - Give a Family CleanWater, $250 - Water for a Classroom, $1,000 - Purchase a Well Pump
On January 29, 2012 I am going to run in the ING Miami Marathon to raise enough money to build a well in Africa.
That's 26.2 miles of sweating, pushing, giving everything I've got.
Doesn’t sound easy right? Well imagine doing all of that without clean water.
Every week in Africa, millions of women and their children walk more than 12 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have to drink. They are at risk of being stricken with diseases like bilharzia and schistosomiasis (parasites) - with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change it.
So, what can I do? build a well with your help and the help of others.
I want every step I take to matter. I'm asking for pledges per foot, per mile, per km, or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.
I can not do it alone and hope you'll join me in helping them now. They need our help now more than ever!
|01/30/13||Said Faraj||$90.00||God bless you|
|01/26/13||Heidi Savinovich||$900.00||I'm so happy to be able to help!|
|07/19/12||Kim Texidor||$50.00||V, You are awesome. May God continue to bless you in all your endeavors. You will fulfill all that He has called you to. Keep inspiring!|
|04/09/12||David Ramsay||$179.00||Great work V! David and Kimberly|
|03/29/12||Yvie Legoute||$50.00||I am so proud of you!! Good luck in all your endeavors.|
|03/18/12||Wendy Davidson||$30.00||This donation is made on behalf of Mrs. Davidson's 4th period social studies class-2nd rotation. They gathered their dollars for this worthy cause. We all thank you for doing this project V!|
|03/06/12||Friends of Tennille McCoy||$50.00|
|02/16/12||Nataki Williams||$100.00||Congrats V! Love Taki & Maurice|
|02/07/12||james waby||$50.00||great work buddy- hope the recovery is going well..Pretzels are the cure!|
|02/04/12||Racquel Mayner||$20.00||I am so proud of you!!! Thank you for doing this!!!|
|02/01/12||Rafiq Baker||$100.00||Good luck|
|01/29/12||Javier Diaz||$150.00||26.2 miles completed... an amazing feat for an amazing cause. It was wonderful meeting you and your family! Warmest regards from your new Miami friends, Javier and Loren|
|01/29/12||Dadi Denis||$10.00||You did it V. Proud of ur accomplishments.|
|01/29/12||Andrea Jones||$10.00||Valence! I am very proud of your career and think this is a wonderful cause. Your passion to help others is a blessing. I pray you reach your goal!|
|01/29/12||Ester Butcher||$50.00||Congrats on completing the Miami marathon.|
|01/28/12||Matt Peuler||$30.00||Congrats!! This is great...Thanks Mari for passing this on :)|
|01/28/12||Mari White||$100.00||Love this organization and fully support and trust them. Love how you always give to others Valence. Take your time, no need to sprint :)|
|01/28/12||Ashley Peoples||$10.00||enjoy the run!|
|01/26/12||A. Anderson||$1000.00||V. you are an inspiration! Here's to the opportunity to do more! Clean water for everyone ;-)|
|01/24/12||Leeann Brzozowski||$50.00||Your efforst are commendable and very inspiring.|
|01/20/12||Demetrius Brown||$20.00||rich before thirty appreciates what your doing Valence!! Continue making a difference|
|01/19/12||Craig Tubiolo||$30.00||"V's Water Project for Africa"|
|01/19/12||Damond Russell||$5.00||Hey Valence, This is Great!!! I don't mind donating for this....|
|01/19/12||Patrick Saget||$20.00||Wish the best of luck....this is a good thing you are doing for our people.|
|01/17/12||Laurence Cantor||$20.00||Proud of you, Valence; glad to be able to do my starving actor's bit!|
|01/15/12||ALLISON ZAYAS||$15.00||Best of Luck Hitting your Goal|
|01/13/12||Erica Smoak||$30.00||God be with you in your journey completing the marathon! Such a worthy cause-thanks for putting your feet where your mouth and heart are..|
|01/11/12||Elaine Baker||$50.00||You go Valence!!!!|
|01/11/12||kenneth bryant sr||$20.00|
|01/05/12||Frantz Derenoncourt||$100.00||Awesome bro. Need more people like you in the world. Good luck!|
|01/04/12||Red Cadillac||$150.00||"V" Your a Great Person & a True Hero...Continued Success In All You Do...CHEERS _/ _/ My Friend...|
|01/03/12||Susan Owens||$131.00||So Awesome, V --- Here's $5.00 per mile (i think i did the math right)|
|12/30/11||Gwenyth Als||$50.00||Good luck my son; together we will accomplish this goal!|
|11/28/11||helene awad||$100.00||go V. go|
|11/25/11||lorraine Ramsay||$50.00||God bless the water project|
|11/06/11||Deborah Als||$50.00||Keep-up the excellent work for a great cause!|
|10/21/11||Quincy Jones||$40.00||Yo V, much respect man!|
|10/05/11||Jean Philistin||$20.00||Hope you reach and pass that $5000 goal man|
|09/11/11||Mordechai katz||$50.00||Good luck V! Big things ;)|
|08/24/11||Duane Brown||$30.00||Make me proud Son|
|07/05/11||CHRIS HALL||$10.00||my hats off to you, great you're doing. U should send this to all our classmates! Good luck Valence|
|06/29/11||Monique Thomas||$150.00||Happy Birthday Babe|
|06/05/11||Ganeka Gray||$20.00||I know it's not much, but I think this is awesome:)|
|05/07/11||Walter Medley||$100.00||What a great project !|
|02/02/11||Serena Reeder||$40.00||Great Project!|
|02/02/11||Subira Shaw||$50.00||Thank you for doing this!|
|02/01/11||Anthony seidita||$100.00||Best of luck V I'm a big believer in karma and this shows the type of person you are.|
|01/11/11||Sue Kang||$50.00||This is great! Very commenable. Hope this helps!|
|01/07/11||Jonelle Cox||$50.00||Good luck getting to your goal!!!|
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.