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16 Wells Pledged

16-wells

This sounds like a joke… What does a farmer, a chiropractor, an old friend, an 11 year old girl, a moving company and a church have in common?

In this case it is a wonderful combination. Each has pledged to cover the cost of one water well. That means with 16 wells pledged we are 27 % toward our goal of 60 wells.

Wow this is exciting! Picture GAiN’s crews drilling wells in 16 villages. Think of the look on the faces of about 16,000 men, women and children when clean water starts to flow from a deep water well right in their village. I like the picture!

THANK YOU to our first 6 partners and the 10 others that have followed! We look forward to hitting the 60 well goal together.

New Team Members

Richard and I are not cyclists! We are mountaineers and avid outdoor enthusiasts. I have known Mike for many years and during this time we have learned that we share a similar sense of adventure. When Mike told us about his plans for his 60th birthday, to cycle across the country to raise money for clean water, we weren’t completely surprised. Since Richard and I are both secondary school teachers, with time to spare in the summer, Mike asked if we would be interested in coming along as the support vehicle for him and Rob. Always up for an adventure ourselves, we agreed to come along. Of course, we quickly decided that we would like to do some cycling as well. Richard really wants to cycle the full 8,000kms…and I love making green protein smoothies…so it looks like he’s on the bike, I’m driving the RV and looking after the crew. The logistics of this adventure is daunting, but extremely exciting. We already regularly do painful activities for fun, so we are up for the challenge. Let the training begin!