The H2O Project 2009

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Every year for the last several, our campus ministry has done what we simply call The H2O Project.

Our hearts are broken by the thought of 1.2 billion people in the world who do not have access to clean drinking water. Disease and poverty tear these lives apart, and the solution is so simple.

We need to get them some clean drinking water.

well1We challenge our college students to give up all beverages except for water for two weeks. No coffee, soda, juice, tea, milk or energy drinks. We ask them to save the money they would have spent on those drinks and divert those funds to The H2O Project. All of the money we raise goes to build clean water wells in Haiti.

That’s one aspect of our Project. The other aspect is our toilet. Allow me to explain.

CCH9For one week, we set a take a (clean) toilet on to campus and set it up right in front of the food court. As students are going in to eat their meals, we sit on our toilet and hold a sign that says, “$1 will give 1 person clean water for 1 year.” And we ask if they can share $1 to make a difference. Almost everyone has an extra buck.

We raise these funds, but we also want to raise awareness on campus. We hand out statistics and stickers with a picture of a toilet on them.

The purpose of the toilet is simple: to draw attention to the fact that everyday we pee in cleaner water than 1.2 billion people in the world drink.

Last year, our group raised over $1,000 from giving up beverages and another $1,000 from sitting on the toilet. This year, we hope to raise $3,000.

Please pray for all of our students involved in the Project and for the hearts of other students to be moved with compassion for those who are going without water.

CCH8The more who join us in the Project, the more impact we make. If you will give up your beverages for the next 2 weeks, and divert the funds to the Project, leave a comment so we know who you are and can pray for you. You can send your funds via online donation or by mail to:
PO Box 352
Maryville, MO 64468

(Please indicate H2O Project in the memo line.)

You can donate online by clicking this link.

See our Facebook event page here.


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