27 Jul '11, 4pm

Girl's death sparks donations of $376,000+ for clean #water /you can support her @charitywater campaign

Girl's death sparks donations of $376,000+ for clean #water /you can support her @charitywater campaign

Photo by dr_relling via Flickr CC A nine-year-old girl created a MyCharityWater campaign for her birthday in June, hoping to raise $300 to provide clean water for those in need. Tragically, she was killed in a car accident. The outpouring of grief and support by nearly 10,000 people for her family after her untimely death has created a phenomenal amount of hope for others. Rachel wrote on her MyCharityWater page : On June 12th 2011, I'm turning 9. I found out that millions of people don't live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn't have access to clean, safe water so I'm celebrating my birthday like never before. I'm asking from everyone I know to donate to my campaign instead of gifts for my birthday. Every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater projects in developing nations. Even better, every dollar is "proved" when the projects ...

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