More than 100,000 Liberians will receive the gift of clean water for the first time thanks to the money raised at this event. More than half of these people are children.
Sulphur Springs, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2016
Access today announced that its partner The Last Well (TLW) recently raised $700,000 in donations and pledges at a worship and benefit night. Hosted by Maclean Bible Church’s Tysons campus, the event saw 1,560 people attend in person and a further 487 tune in to watch online.
“I am profoundly grateful to everyone at Maclean Bible Church for their incredible generosity,” said TLW founder and director Dr. Todd Phillips. “This event resulted from one member of their congregation being inspired by our Thirst documentary, and shows the massive impact that a single person can have on our world.”
The money donated and pledged at the event will fund more than 225 water projects, which will include drilling new wells and rehabilitating existing ones in communities across the West African nation of Liberia.
“More than 100,000 Liberians will receive the gift of clean water for the first time thanks to the money raised at this event,” Phillips said. “More than half of these people are children.”
As one of the world’s poorest nations and with a tumultuous recent history of several bloody civil wars, Liberia faces unpresented challenges to meet its citizen’s most basic needs, the most pressing of which is clean water. In towns and villages that lack this, diseases such as cholera and dysentery – long since eradicated in richer Western nations – are an everyday problem which impact children and the elderly most of all. That’s why TLW aims to provide the entire nation with clean, disease-free water by the end of the decade, as well as sharing the Good News of the Gospel with every Liberian.
To date, TLW has reached over 1.1 million Liberians through more than 1,800 water projects. But to meet its ultimate goal, TLW still needs the funds to reach 850,000 more Liberians with 2,300 additional new water wells. Anyone wishing to help start a fundraising project on TLW’s website or make a recurring or one-off donation. Those wishing to send a check can do so to:
The Last Well, attn. Jennifer Holland
2255 Ridge Road, Suite 206A
Rowlett, TX 75087
About The Last Well
The Last Well exists to do something that has never been done: “provide access to clean water for the entire nation of Liberia — border to border — and offer the Gospel to every Liberian we serve by 2020.” At the same time, we’re encouraging the next generation of Christ-followers to live out God’s purpose for the church and to be the agent of change for the world, regardless of the need. Learn more at http://www.thelastwell.org.
For more than 15 years, Access has developed electronic forms management solutions that eliminate the unnecessary expense, risk and inefficiency of paper forms. Our 100 percent paperless technology enables organizations in any industry to capture, manage, sign and share forms data without printing or scanning. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com and help Access’s partner The Last Well bring clean water and the Gospel to Liberia at http://thelastwell.org