With 2 days to spare, we met our $1000 goal for our Charity Water Campaign! Booya! If you still feel inclined to donate, we are not opposed to exceeding the goal but you better hurry!! Or perhaps you could start a campaign of your own and get your family and friends involved in this cause! Trust me, it is super fun to see the money roll in and know the collective effort is saving lives. The page says there were 9 donations but really there were 39 as one donation was a lump amount from 31 of my grandma’s sorority sisters. Those 39 people helped to provide water for 50 people. Not just water for one day either, a fresh flowing supply of water that should be sustained for 20 years. That is a lot of crystal clear glasses of water and a lot of baths. Not to mention that people can support crops and livestock which not only equals food but also income. To sum it up 39 people helped to build a well which will sustain 50 thirsty people, reduce water related illness big time, create economic development, leave time for education as they no longer have to collect water, provide protection as they no longer have to walk many miles in dangerous conditions to find water, and will create a food source. If you think about the compound effect of all these things, the results are amazing. So Thank you, for helping make that possible for 50 people. Thanks to Google Maps, Charity Water will show us the exact location of our well when it starts being built. I will keep you posted when I get word on that!
Photo by Melissa Mullen
On another charitable note, Melissa Dunstan, emailed me a story today that she thought I would appreciate. Of course, she was right! The article is about a bride, Carla, with a huge passion for rescuing needy animals. She logs many hours at her local shelter and has adopted many dogs over the past several years. She was lucky enough to find a husband that had a similar mindset and together I know they will do big things for animals. As this is a major passion of theirs, they decided it was only fitting to incorporate it into their big day. Which included of course, their own rescued dog, Ruby. Read the article to see all the other ways they incorporated this cause into their wedding. There are some great ideas for couples interested in bringing in a little charity in subtle ways!
Finally a little help is needed for a couple set to be married on September 3rd in Vegas. The couple has attempted to be married on two previous occasions but was unable to. The reason: The groom has terminal cancer and was too sick on the other occasions. Their budget is tight as they spend a lot on medical expenses yet they are determined to make their love official and have a wedding. Nick and Aleah Valley, of Valley & Co, are an event planning and design dream team. They took on this wedding and are making every effort to make it absolutely amazing for this deserving couple and their families. With little time to spare before the big day arrives, they are still in need of some things to insure this day blows the couple’s minds not to mention gives them a beautiful, stress free day that is about their love and nothing else. Just one day to forget the terrible situation they are facing and just enjoy each other. To find out how you can help go here.