I’d like to thank my donors for their generous support, and charity: water for their endless dedication to eradicating diseases from unsafe water.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
Deb Weidenhamer announced her support in bringing clean water to the people in the Rulindo District of Rwanda. Participating with the “charity: water” 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Weidenhamer recently raised money to provide 25 people in the District with clean drinking water.
“charity: water” brings safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The organization uses 100% of all public donations to fund water projects. To confirm donation dollars are spent as claimed, “charity: water” produces photos and GPS coordinates on maps.
“charity: water” estimates 800 million people, or one in nine, drink water that will likely make them sick. According to the World Health Organization, lack of basic water sanitation kills more people annually than all forms of violence, including war.
In addition, the World Health Organization identifies children as the most vulnerable of the population. Because a child’s body isn’t fully developed, he or she isn’t strong enough to fight off the effects of unsanitary water, including diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
“charity: water makes it very easy for anyone to support the non-profit’s meaningful work,” said Deb Weidenhamer. “Through an innovative fundraising program, I was able to ask for donations for the Rwanda clean water project instead of personal birthday gifts.
“It’s so true that birthdays can change the world,” continued Weidenhamer. “I exceeded my goal of raising $1,000 and raised a total of $1,648. It was one of the best birthdays I ever had and instead of receiving gifts that weeks later aren’t remembered, this was a birthday where every gift I received will be cherished in my thoughts forever. I’d like to thank my donors for their generous support, and charity: water for their endless dedication to eradicating diseases from unsafe water. Living part time in Shanghia, China where I can’t even brush my teeth in the tap water, I am so aware of the importance of clean water.”
Weidenhamer is CEO of Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers Inc., a Phoenix-based auction and appraisal business and an INC. 500 company. Auction Systems is one of the fastest growing privately held companies within the United States. Additionally, Auction Systems is an ICIC INC. 100 company and is ranked as the #1 fastest growing woman-owned business and the fifteenth fastest growing business overall within the inner cities of the United States. Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. can be found on the web at http://auctionANDappraise.com.