This is a story about a young girl called Rachel and her pledge to donate her birthday to Charity Water and allow them to create a water project that would benefit people in dire need of clean water.
"Nine-year-old Rachel Beckwith had a wish - to raise $300 for charity: water by giving up birthday presents. A month later, she was killed in a tragic car accident. People all around the world heard the story and donated more than $1.2 million in her honor. Watch the video, as Rachel's mom and grandparents met some of the 60,000 people whose lives Rachel changed.
We continue to be inspired by Rachel's heart, and by the generosity of the people who gave to this campaign." - Charity Water.
Charity Water is an amazing organization trying to solve a basic problem that many take for granted. The value of clean water dramatically reduces all sorts of other issues that people in needy countries face. This is why I chose to pledge my birthday. If you would like to check out the back story of how Charity Water came to be, watch this interview of Scott Harisson(CEO of Charity Water) by Kevin Rose. The video is about 50 minutes long.
Check out Charity Water and donate your birthday to those who need it more.