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My Monthly Charity July 2011

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My Monthly Charity for July 2011 is dedicated to a little girl named Rachel. All she wanted for her 9th birthday was a donation to her campaign for clean water projects in developing nations. Sadly to say Rachel was in a tragic car accident involving a 13 car pile up in the State of Washington. Her original goal of raising $300 was short before her campaign ended, but since then the campaign has been reopened and it has raised over $730k from over 20k donations. Those are some very impressive numbers and it shows the good will of people.

In Rachel’s words…

On June 12th 2011, I’m turning 9. I found out that millions of people don’t live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn’t have access to clean, safe water so I’m celebrating my birthday like never before. I’m asking from everyone I know to donate to my campaign instead of gifts for my birthday. Every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater projects in developing nations. Even better, every dollar is “proved” when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth. My goal is to raise $300 by my birthday, June 12, 2011. Please consider helping me.

Thank you so much!!!

This is really a sad and amazing story at the same time. Rachel has truly done something amazing. You can read more about Rachel in a story from CBS here or visit Rachel’s campaign page to see how you can help.

Water Changes Everything. from charity: water on Vimeo.

One unselfish 9 year old girl made a big difference. She is an inspiration and in a way a hero to people that she has helped. Give to Rachel’s campaign before it ends. Take a step back and consider what you can spare to help those that are less fortunate.

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