Lend Your Voice on Facebook
For the 11 days I’m walking across with state, would you lend your Facebook? It’s simple – just change your Facebook cover photo to one of the four below. Use as many as you want over the 11 days (maybe you only use one – that’s cool). How to set your cover photo Save one
Water is the first step…
The linked PDF below gives a great overview of how clean water is really the first step in bringing the poorest one billion people in the world out of the extreme poverty they are in today. Take a look and see what donating $20 dollars can do.
The Real Walk for Water
This is the journey that hundreds of millions of children take every day – walking miles for dirty water that brings disease and death. I’m walking across Wisconsin in May so that they will have access to clean and life giving water. You can make a difference in their life today. Donate now.
“May I leave this place better than I found it.”
This video below, from the Living Water Uganda team, shows how water is just the start of something much bigger. It gives a good overview of how clean water plays into the entire life of a community. “Before I leave this place, oh God, may I leave a place better than I found it.” I
Get the Gear!
What’s it like to get gear ready for a walk across Wisconsin? I must say that this video from Portlandia, really shows the funny side of things (and yup, this is basically me…)
10 Day $1500 Challange
A generous gift An anonymous donor is matching funds given between May 1st and May 10th (up to $1500). Would you consider giving now and having your gift be matched so that we can give twice as much water in these 10 days? You can Donate Now using this link! Want to let others know?
Video Update: Fun Idea for Giving AND Matching Program
A quick update from today’s 14 mile training walk: The highlights (if you’re a reader): 1) A recent donation is coming via a person who has decided to give up their weekly (daily?) Starbucks for Lent. That person is donating the money to the Walk for Clean Water. Is there anything you’d be willing to
Water Changes Everything
Another video put together by the good folks at charity:water. It a great illustration of how water is at the center of everything. It doesn’t just have to do with life and death, it has to do with time, money, education, and so much more. $20 sure does more than just provide clean water. Interested
It’d be a really bad idea to try to walk across the state without any training, so here I am walking a lot to get ready for a big walk! I’ve been using the iPhone app LoseIt to track my calories and exercise. Anytime I’ve tracked both I’ve found myself in better shape than if
It’s almost 2012…
It’s almost 2012 – “the year of the walk” – and I’m starting to feel it’s nearness. So much to do and plan for still. So many contacts to make and things to read up on. A lot of walking to do. One of the things I want to work on is just being better
10 days – getting involved
How much do you spend on drinks in a day? 10 days? From 10/10 until 10/19, Living Water is calling for people to drink water and save the money they would have spent on other drinks to donate it to clean water projects. Even if that’s means $10, that’s still money toward the goal of
visualizing this in our culture
This video was created by another wonderful organization working to provide clean water throughout the world; Charity:Water. I thought it was a great little video that quickly hits the core of the water issue by placing it in our context. Want to make sure mother’s and kids around the globe don’t have to go through