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What would happen if we ALL wanted water?

September 23, 2010

Good news! We hit another big milestone yesterday, which brings us to 35% of our goal to get clean water to the people of the Central African Republic. Our goal for this campaign will cover almost half the cost of drilling a well in a Bayaka village in the C.A.R. It’s hard to really wrap your head around what we get to be a part of.

Now that my birthday has actually come and gone, the donations aren’t coming in as often as they were during that first month. My birthday was the excuse to start the campaign, but we have two months left before Charity:Water closes our site and turns our donations into water.

I completely understand that most people were giving as a birthday gift to me, and that’s why the giving has slowed, and that’s fine.

For us.

Not as fine for people in Africa whose children are dying because of something as basic as the water they’re drinking.

SO … let’s take the next step.

Will you become an advocate for clean water … for three days?

I don’t mean starting your own campaign (unless your birthday is coming up and you really want to). I mean, for the next three days, will you pimp clean water like you’re the one drinking E. coli?

Bloggers, will you post about Charity:Water, the Bayaka people, the need for clean water, etc. – and ask your readers to give to our campaign?

Tweets, will you Twitter about what you’re drinking, stats about clean water, etc. – and ask your followers to give to our campaign?

Will you update your Facebook status every few hours and ask your friends to give? Write a Note about the global water crisis, tag everyone you know, and ask them to give? Upload pictures of people collecting dirty water, tag your friends, and ask them to give?

Will you email your family members?

Make a video for your YouTube Channel?

Not for a lifetime. Not even until the campaign is over. Not for a week.

For three days.

Will you give – not money, most of you have already given money – but digital real estate, to help provide people will safe, clean drinking water?

I’ve been calling it “our” campaign since we started, and it really is. I even explained why it is here. It was then, but it really is now. (I even made a few changes to the campaign page.) The birthday is over, so whatever influence it had is spent. We need your influence, your friends, your readers, your encouragement, your followers, your subscribers, your support … to reach our goal.

Will you help? Will you pimp water? Will you annoy your friends and family into giving $20 over the next three days? Leave a comment and let us know what you’re doing. Link to your blog post or your Facebook note or your video. Tell us you’re Tweeting like mad, or updating your Facebook status every ___ hours.

Let’s see what we can do in three days. Ready? Set? Pimp it.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. bianca permalink
    September 23, 2010 11:25 am

    I’m hitting up my FB with it right now :)

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