Outside the Box.
I wanted to share with you all about a project that is close to my heart.
I am hoping it will be something that will interest you as well.
It involves water and people.
In 2008 I ran a campaign to raise $18,000.00 to buy a water well through a ministry called World Vision.
The project purchased a Deep Well for Disease-Free water:
"Dig a deep well, fit it with a hand pump, and you can provide up to 2,800 gallons of safe water a day for as many as 300 people! In many communities, clean water lies hundreds of feet below layers of hard rock. Children have no choice but to drink disease-infested water from surface lakes and ponds. When our drilling teams strike water, entire villages erupt in celebration because a clean water source can cut a community’s child mortality rate in half."
This passion for helping people have clean water to drink started after I read the book "White Man Walking" by Ward Brehm and watched a movie called "Millions".
Ward walked from a village in Africa where the only available water was some mud hole that the animals swam in. This is all the villagers had to drink. The movie "Millions" tells of a little boy who wants to give the money he found to the poor. In the end he gives money for a villate in Africa to have a water well! MY HEART LEAPED!.
I would love to share more details of why I got ivolved with this project. I can be reached at 763-670-8772 if you are interested in donating or if you would like more information.
Many Thanks For Your Support!
The 2008 goal of $18,000.00 was reached with matching funds from the Hilton Foundation. The placement of the well will be in Ghana, West Africa.
Send your check to:
4325 Upton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Please put my name (Deb Oppel Water Well Project) in the memo or attach a note with my name on it so we can tally the total made in 2009. Of course, you can send the check to me as well. Deb Oppel 17715 24th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447. Make the check out to World Vision.
Thanks for caring,