Shower Strike for Clean Water in Africa

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Nonprofit to hold 2nd Annual Shower Strike this Month to Promote Clean Water in Kenya. A team of Austinites, as well as individuals from various other cities nationwide will vow not to shower from June 18th-26th until they have each raised $1000 for sustainable water wells in high need regions in Kenya.

Members of nonprofit, Well Aware, are holding their 2nd Annual Shower Strike from June 18th through June 26th. You are probably familiar with this nonprofit’s innovative ways of gaining attention to their cause to raise awareness and funds for life-saving water wells in rural Kenya.

Last year’s Shower Strike attracted the attention of several local media and raised $25,000 in the one week fundraising event. This year’s Strike has already recruited more than double the Strikers from last year, including individuals from other locations, such as Taos, Colorado Springs, New York City, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, and Washington D.C., and Well Aware expects to raise at least twice the proceeds this year.

For the week of the Shower Strike, volunteer Strikers will be vowing not to shower until they have each raised one thousand dollars for the cause. This outrageous fund-raiser, done only by Well Aware, is an attempt to call attention to the necessity of water and raise the funds to alleviate the monumental suffering that has resulted from a deadly drought in Africa.

Our First Event will be our Shower Strike Launch Party, held at Molotov, 719 W. 6th Street, on Friday, June 18th, from 7pm-10pm. We will kick off the strike and drum up attention for the cause and expect to recruit more Shower Strikers there. Most of the local Strikers will be in attendance, as well as local representatives and community leaders. The event will include Dancing Roller Skaters, DJ Matt Giles, food and beverage and a presentation by Well Aware.

The local Shower Strikers will also be congregating throughout the week of the Strike to “make a stink” at events such at KGSR’s Blues on the Green on Wednesday, June 23rd, and Whole Foods’ (downtown location) Sunset Cinema on Friday, June 25th.

Our Strike is also being sponsored by various companies, including Zing Caffeinated Water and Bee Cave Drilling. Each Striker will have their own Page on Facebook to promote their Striking and need for funds. People may make donations to each individual directly to that page, or to our website, or in cash.

Strikers are encouraged to “stink it up” wherever and whenever they can during the week of our Strike to raise awareness for this event. A clean drink of water is a luxury where we need to drill a well, a shower is unheard of. It’s the least we can do to skip ours for a week, so that others can simply survive.

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email: sarahnellevans(at)yahoo(dot)com
call: 512-431-1679
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“We’ve decided that the suffering in rural Kenya due to water deprivation is not OK, so we’re going to do whatever we have to do to make a difference there!” -- Co-founder, Sarah Evans
"We're committed to seeing this happen for the people of Kenya and know that where there's a will there's a well!" -- Co-founder, Brio Yiapan

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