1300 Jadwin Ave.
Richland, WA 99354
663 million people in the world live without clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10
people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live
in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not
only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using
to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. But access to
clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
Throw a big party and invite all of our friends. Bring in some really cool local musical talent -
Marceline, Depth Charger, DJ Tarik - serve craft beer, classy wine, and food truck fare. The entire
event will be underwritten by the generous community of EastLake Tri-Cities Community Church
and other local really cool sponsors (like Ice Harbor Brewing Company, Single Hill Brewing
Company, Bale Breaker, and more) so that 100% of all ticket and alcohol sales (not proceeds…
everything) will go directly to Charity Water (www.charitywater.org) to help fund clean water
projects in developing countries. Last year’s event raised over $6,000 for well projects in Mali.
The event itself may not be all that extravagant – it’s probably a t-shirt and jeans event, but it’s
just another way that we can live simply so that others can simply live.
WHY CHARITY WATER?
They work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in
each place where they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for
harvesting rainwater. And with every water project funded, their partners coordinate sanitation
and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for
years to come.