This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 Chelan & Mike brought clean water to Russey Chuk Ti Muoy and 4 other projects.

Weddin' For Water

Weddin' For Water

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Mission Statement

We don't know what to expect on August 18th when we get married. One thing we do know, however, is that there will be water. Water to drink, water to wash hands with, and water to irrigate the lawn at the reception with. We use water in this country like it is an unlimited resource, because in this country, it mostly is.

In less fortunate countries, however, they can't even take care of the basic drinking part. There are almost A BILLION PEOPLE in the world without adequate access to clean drinking water. That's twice the population of all of North America.

These people are carrying up to 80 pounds of water in fuel cans miles and miles every day to provide for their families. They are often digging for water in sand or waiting 8 hours at a time behind other families at an overcrowded well.

For our wedding, in lieu of accepting gifts, we -- together with all of you -- are going to help save a village by funding the construction of a new well. If we raise $5000, we'll build one well which can provide clean water to approximately 250 people. If we raise more, we'll build a gaggle of them.

CharityWater, the organization who runs this site, has a unique model in which ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of our donations will go towards well-building. The organization's overhead and expenses are paid by other benefactors. We don't know where our well(s) will be constructed yet, but we will after they get built. For a map of completed wells, make sure to check out: http://www.charitywater.org/projects/map/

Thanks so much for your support, and feel to give as little as a dollar. There is no "suggested amount" and no gift is too small. Also, feel free to check the "anonymous" box if you don't want your name shown below... we're not keeping track of who donated, who didn't, and in what amounts.

Best,

Chelan and Mike

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Updates and Comments

  • Chelan & Mike
    posted an update
    over 4 years ago

    Hey all! For some reason, I think I missed the notification that the clean water project you all helped fund when Chelan and I got married was completed! 434 people in Cambodia have been drinking clean water for the past year and a half because of your donation. Thanks so much!

    Best,

    Chelan and Mike

  • T
    Tim and Sarah Bernhardt
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    Congratulations!
  • D
    Dan & Viviane .
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    Congratulations! So happy for you guys and also to support such a great effort and cause!
  • S
    Sally Chamberlain
    donated $50
    over 7 years ago
    Sorry I waited until the last minute. I know you had an amazing wedding and will have an amazing life together.
  • M
    Mark/Julie Haubner
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    We're sending our love down the well.
  • J
    Jamie Svenson
    donated $75
    over 7 years ago
    Awesome idea. Congrats!
  • J
    Jason V
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    Congrats!!
  • N
    NBCNews.com Employee Giving Program
    donated $400
    over 7 years ago
    Matching Gift via Mark Budos
  • N
    NBCNews.com Employee Giving Program
    donated $150
    over 7 years ago
    Matching gift via Shezad Morani
  • N
    NBCNews.com Employee Giving Program
    donated $50
    over 7 years ago
    Matching Gift via Luke Dorny

This campaign brought clean water to Russey Chuk Ti Muoy, Cambodia and 4 other projects.

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naomi davidson & sandra mitchell$500
Mark Budos$400
NBCNews.com Employee Giving Program$400
Jeff and Christy Shulman$325
Ashley Wells$300

Updates and Comments

  • Chelan & Mike
    posted an update
    over 4 years ago

    Hey all! For some reason, I think I missed the notification that the clean water project you all helped fund when Chelan and I got married was completed! 434 people in Cambodia have been drinking clean water for the past year and a half because of your donation. Thanks so much!

    Best,

    Chelan and Mike

  • T
    Tim and Sarah Bernhardt
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    Congratulations!
  • D
    Dan & Viviane .
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    Congratulations! So happy for you guys and also to support such a great effort and cause!
  • S
    Sally Chamberlain
    donated $50
    over 7 years ago
    Sorry I waited until the last minute. I know you had an amazing wedding and will have an amazing life together.
  • M
    Mark/Julie Haubner
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    We're sending our love down the well.
  • J
    Jamie Svenson
    donated $75
    over 7 years ago
    Awesome idea. Congrats!
  • J
    Jason V
    donated $100
    over 7 years ago
    Congrats!!
  • N
    NBCNews.com Employee Giving Program
    donated $400
    over 7 years ago
    Matching Gift via Mark Budos
  • N
    NBCNews.com Employee Giving Program
    donated $150
    over 7 years ago
    Matching gift via Shezad Morani
  • N
    NBCNews.com Employee Giving Program
    donated $50
    over 7 years ago
    Matching Gift via Luke Dorny

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.