Chris Beat Cancer
Hope for Cambodia
Join Chris Wark in giving clean and living water to 6,250 people in Cambodia this June.
Author of Chris Beat Cancer
On my 46th birthday...
Like most of you reading this, I don’t need anything. I have a family who loves me, a safe place live, clothes to wear, food to eat… and I have something that ALL of us take for granted… clean water to drink.
1 in 10 people in our world still lack access to clean water today. It's hard to imagine, but it's true. Together, we can end the water crisis for 6,250 people in Cambodia!
Why does clean water matter?
Because illnesses caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites in dirty water kill more children than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined… Over 800 children DIE every day from preventable dirty water diseases. Every day!
In Cambodia (located between Thailand and Vietnam) it’s estimated that 40% of the population (roughly 4 million people) drinks water from a source that’s contaminated with fecal bacteria like E. coli or pollutants like arsenic.
On average, women and young girls are walking up to 1 hour each way and spending 2-5 hours each day collecting dirty drinking water from a water source like this…
Because it’s considered the woman’s responsibility in many cultures, many girls cannot go to school, because collecting clean water is the priority for their family.
Clean water saves lives.
For the last 7 years on my birthday, I’ve raised money for neverthirst, an organization that has provided over 990,000 people with safe, clean drinking water since 2008.
And since 2015, you, my amazing friends and fans have funded…
- 137 deep water wells in Cambodia, serving over 3,400 families.
- 24 Cambodia School WASH Projects, giving clean drinking water, bathrooms, handwashing stations, and garbage kilns to over 13,200 elementary school children and the surrounding communities.
- 1 Cambodia school rain tank, serving 360 kids
- 447 biosand filters, serving 447 families
- 22 biosand filters and latrines, serving 22 families
So far, we have given safe, clean drinking water to roughly 33,040 people!!!
Here's how you can help
The deep water wells cost $5,000 to drill and serve 20-25 families, or about 100 people. Each village is responsible to raise a small amount for future maintenance like replacing the pump handle. That way they are invested and take ownership of it. The $150 on the plaque is how much this village raised, which is a lot of money for them, over one months income for the average family.
Here’s a close up of one of the wells we funded last year:
If you look close, you can see that it says ‘Chris Beat Cancer’ on it. Now think about how cool it would be to have YOUR name on a well or on an Elementary School WASH Project More on that in a bit…
This year is my goal is to date—to raise $250,000, which will provide clean water to 6,250 more people in rural Cambodian villages.
If just 2,500 of you amazing generous people give $100 we’ll hit our goal!GIVE CLEAN WATER
Be a part of a global giving family.
Is anyone giving from your area? If not, be the first! When you give, you're joining a community of hundreds of other givers who want to see lives changed forever with clean and living water. Make a global impact today!
“But wait, there’s more!” Check out these irresistible enticements…
- Your donation is tax deductible. What’s cooler than tax deductions? Keep reading…
- A $40 donation gives one person clean drinking water. (Can you do $40 a month?)
FYI Last year 12 donors each funded their own wells (and some, multiple wells!) and got their names on them. This year I’m expecting way more than that. ;)
Donate $15k or more to fund a WASH Project and provide clean drinking water, bathrooms, hand washing stations, and a garbage kiln for 400 Cambodian elementary school children!
Want to mail a check? You can send them (and include your size for apparel) to:
1111 Edenton Street
Birmingham, AL 35242