update: Rachel’s story inspires the nation.

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Many of you have been following our news about Rachel Beckwith, a nine-year-old girl from Seattle who tragically passed away in a car accident two weeks ago.

Earlier this year, Rachel launched a mycharity: water birthday campaign to raise $300. Rachel’s wish was to bring clean water to 15 people in need. Since her death, her campaign has raised more than $700,000 — which can bring water to more than 37,000 people. It’s by far the highest-raising mycharity: water campaign in history.

This morning, CBS’s The Early Show interviewed Rachel’s mom, Samantha, along with charity: water founder and CEO Scott Harrison. Here’s the story, if you missed it:

After the interview this morning, Samantha dropped by the charity: water office with a friend… and was greeted with a stack of letters and checks we got in the mail today from people all over the U.S. We opened them, read through them and spent some time just chatting in the office together.

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We’re blown away by the support behind Rachel’s wish. See how people across the country — and even around the world — have responded to her campaign here >

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