Steve’s been a great supporter of the September Campaign. Back in 2008 when I first gave up my September birthday Steve was my biggest donor. This was the second year in a row he had me on his show as we launched the campaign. As I wrote this post he gave another tremendous donation to my current campaign.
Steve’s a true gentleman and knows more about online video than anyone. Follow him!
Watch the full interview here:
I’d love YOU to help support the campaign! Either by visiting the September site and sharing it with your friends, or by donating for my upcoming birthday.
100% of donations will contribute to the drilling rig, and a matching donor will double what you give. For the next decade the rig will go to work in northern Ethiopia digging hundreds of wells, and we’re going to stick a GPS unit so you can see where your money goes to work!
In 5 short years charity: water has provided access to clean water for over 2 million people in 19 countries. But with nearly 1 billion people living without safe water we’ve hardly even started. And we need to go faster.
Some of our best partners are starting to run at 100% of their capacity to bring people water, so this September we’re funding a drilling rig that can bring another 40,000 people each year water in northern Ethiopia.
Rachel Beckwith’s story has touched me deeply. She was trying to raise $300 for charity: water her 9th birthday when she was tragically killed in a car crash. Strangers have since donated nearly $1 million in her name.
“In the midst of this grim summer, my faith in humanity has been restored by the saga of Rachel Beckwith. She could teach my generation a great deal about maturity and unselfishness — even though she’s just 9 years old, or was when she died on July 23 … Yet this is a story not just of one girl, but of a generation of young people working creatively to make this a better world.”
If you can get to the event on Thursday in NYC please join us, but if not – never fear! I covered similar content earlier this year at the Fundraising Day conference and the awesome folk at SankyNet were good enough to record and share my presentation.