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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

1/3 of the Water Wells in India Are Broken

One third of the water wells in India are broken, depriving millions of access to clean water.  The Adventure Project is working to fund training for water mechanics who will be able to repair and maintain these wells to restore clean water sources.  This week alone their goal is to raise enough money to restore clean water sources to nearly one million people.  I’m hoping to raise enough this week to fund the training for one mechanic: $550.

I’m going to need your help.  My bestselling book (wink) hasn’t been published yet, so we’ll have to do this together.  I’ve donated $50 and will ask ten friends to donate $5 each and ask two friend to do the same.  Will you contribute $5.00 and ask two friends directly to do the same? If you will, within one week I am confident that we can reach our goal.  

Living and working in China at Chinese wages, I have a whole new appreciation for $5.  It is hard enough to earn $5, after tax, but it is much harder to save $5 so that it can be donated to help people so far away as India.  I am grateful that you would consider making a donation of $5.00.

May I suggest that rather than simply sharing this post on your facebook page or in a tweet, that you instead pick the two people you know who are most likely to be willing to donate $5.00 and pick the two people they know who are most likely to do the same, in turn.  Then, post this to their facebook pages or send them a personal tweet.  

I don’t ask this favor lightly.  To say there are lots of good causes in this world is the understatement of the century and everyone has a favorite.  I’m guessing broken water wells in India weren’t on your radar before reading this.  They weren’t on mine either.

I do hope, however, that you’d be willing to give up one run to McDonalds or Starbucks and to ask two friends to do the same in addition to all of the other good you do in the world.

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