Cape Fear Drilling Team would like to challenge the community of Burgaw to give up drinks for clean water.
Cape Fear Drilling Services is taking part in a different kind of fundraiser. Instead of raising money for ourselves, we are raising money for people we will likely never meet, who live in places we will likely never visit, and whose life challenges we will likely never experience. Starting on 06/18/2016 for two weeks we would like to ask our community to join us and take part in a program known as The Water Challenge.
The Water Challenge fundraiser benefits people in Africa who don't have access to a sustainable water supply. The Water Challenge asks participants to forgo all non-water beverages for two weeks and divert that money from personal consumption to a donation to the work of The Water Project (www.thewaterproject.org). The premise is simple; 1+1=1 or One Promise: One Band: One Life. Participants will wear a special wristband and will be given a promise card at the Blue Berry Festival. They will be asked to drink tap or filtered water instead of spending money at coffee shops or soda machines, and donate what they would have spent. In other words, no money has to be pulled from savings or contributed by other people; money is simply re-purposed.
The Goal? Each participant raises enough to bring clean water to one person; or about $23.
The Water Project will use the donations to fund the building and repair of wells, sand dams and other water technologies in sub-Saharan countries of Africa where clean and safe water is often scarce. The Water Project goes beyond technology and financial assistance by including sanitation and hygiene education, community mobilization and following up with every site. A few weeks after The Cape Fear Drilling team submits the funds raised by our community to The Water Project, we will be assigned to a specific project that our funds will support. The Cape Fear Drilling team will then be able to follow that community through photos, GPS coordinates, and field reports as they progress through mobilization, training, and building of their project.
Together, we can make an impact!
Cape Fear Drilling will post regularly, keeping the community up to date on our water project, via our Facebook page.
For more information on the Cape Fear Drilling community fundraiser or to make donations contact Shannon at 910-259-8252. You can also make donations directly at https://thewaterproject.org/community/profile/cape-fear-drilling-service-water-project-challenge.