Well we finally made it to NYC last week and had a great time hanging out, exploring the city, and sharing our story with all the amazing people we met.
Over the past 2 months we have pedaled 3,846 miles. We rode coast to coast through 2 countries and 10 states. I have personally consumed over 100 gallons of water (don’t ask about beer). We have slept in a tent (on the ground) just under 50 times on our 66 days on the road – the remained under the roofs of the most generous strangers I have ever met. My big take away from this trip is that this country is beautiful and full of amazing, wonderful, and good people.
I had a chance to stop by charity:water headquarters early in the week to check out the operation. I could not have been more impressed with the staff. Their passion and commitment to the mission is apparent from the moment you walk in the door.
Kaitlyn – @katejankowski – showed me around the office and gave me a big education about the water crisis and how c:w fits into the ongoing improvement of water quality worldwide. Most of their work at the moment is in Ethiopia, and their fall campaign will begin a new focus on Rwanda.
One story she shared in particular was very moving. Check out a recent video post about a little girl named Rachel who gave up her birthday in hopes to raise $300 for charity:water.
Rachel’s WISH, ONE year later.
Nine-year-old Rachel Beckwith had a birthday wish – to give 15 people clean water. Instead, she helped 60,000. Yesterday, on the one year anniversary of her death, her mom visited her wells in Ethiopia. Watch the video to see what happened.
When the NotesToNewYork campaign reaches its goal of $5,000, we will have raised enough money to fund an entire new well – providing 250 people with clean water for life!!
We currently stand at $3864 raised. This is great. We are so close
If 12 more people donate $100 we will reach that goal If 60 people donate $20 we will reach that goal
If you or anyone you know is able to help, please consider contributing to the campaign. If you have already donated, please consider donating a little bit more.
I want to end this post by thanking all the individuals who have already graciously supported the campaign.
Karen Agnich Julie Kenny Matthew Therrian Tanya Johnson Jason Rothfuss Christine Sachs Cathleen Odar Perla Rivas Debra Gesell Lee W. Hirth Michael Guerrero Edward J Galda Katy Miller Paul Zimmer Anne Montgomery William Burt seth greenfield Tim & Jane O’Brien Jim Timonere Taeko Hill Sally Khalil Jason Suhy Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Christopher Kelly Charlie Holthaus Dennis & Barb Kraemer Eric Strong Jason Cox Christopher Mack Kathleen Taylor Noraini Othman Kate Therrian Sue Bentivegna Laurel & Dan Esseff Brighton Jones, LLC Judy Evens Cynthia Barrett and Family Anonymous Frances Frabotta Anonymous Victoria L. Naubert Matthew Therrian Tom Warrington Brayden Linden Anonymous Lisa Kraemer Chance Haynie Christine Sachs Jacqueline Karlson Clare Ondrey Meena Lenn
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.