This campaign closed on Nov 25, 2011 Chris Barnett brought clean water to Yellow Thunder.

Wheelie For Water

Wheelie For Water

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Mission Statement

I'm going to set a World record wheelie ride for cleaner water in Ethiopia.

That's going to beat the current record of 8.17 miles of sweating, pushing, giving everything I've got. My goal will be upwards of 9 miles!

Sounds rough, right? Well, imagine doing all of that without clean water.

Every week, millions of women and their children walk more than 14 miles just to get water for their families. Most of this water is contaminated, but it's the only water they have. They take the chance of contracting deadly diarrheal diseases with every sip. There's nothing they can do to change this.

So, what can I do?

My mission is to raise $10,000 for water. That's enough for 2 new wells for villages who've gone without clean water nearly 10 years. I want every pedal to matter. I'm asking for pledges per lap, per mile or flat out donations to help achieve my goal.

The best part: 100% of everything we raise will go straight to building water projects in the field. Then, when the projects are complete, charity: water will show us just where they are and who they're helping (with GPS coordinates, photos and other details). We'll be able to see the communities we've impacted.

I hope you'll join me in helping now.

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Updates and Comments

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    Paula Barnett
    donated $100 
    · about 11 years ago
    Feeling very thankful for the clean water I enjoy every day!
  • L
    Lorraine Evensen
    donated $100 
    · over 11 years ago
    I hope this helps you to reach your goal! Love, Grandma L.
  • K
    Kourtney Linebaugh
    donated $25 
    · over 11 years ago
    Chris, I am glad I ran into you and you told me about Wheelie for Water. I am so proud that you are doing this. Best of luck! Check out my post for you: http://samvidbeauty.com/2011/10/wheelie-4-water/
  • M
    Matthew Triplett
    donated $50 
    · over 11 years ago
    Awesome! Sure would be cool if you could actually visit the site in Ethiopia where they'll be drilling for water.
  • S
    Sean Fair
    donated $20 
    · over 11 years ago
    Chris this is an awesome idea bud good luck with the wheelie and the money raising.
  • L
    Lisa Gurney
    donated $20 
    · over 11 years ago
    Everyone should have access to clean water. I believe in this campaign!
  • A
    Alex Williams
    donated $20 
    · over 11 years ago
    I BELIEVE IN THIS. Thanks for the great idea Chris. I know you will reach people.
  • Chris Barnett
    donated $20 · over 11 years ago
    My cause is noble, it's power is sure. My reach is global, for water that's pure.

This campaign brought clean water to Yellow Thunder, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia
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All donations made to Chris’ campaign

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donations

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Paula Barnett$100
Lorraine Evensen$100
Matthew Triplett$50
Shaina Thomes$25
Kourtney Linebaugh$25

Updates and Comments

  • P
    Paula Barnett
    donated $100 
    · about 11 years ago
    Feeling very thankful for the clean water I enjoy every day!
  • L
    Lorraine Evensen
    donated $100 
    · over 11 years ago
    I hope this helps you to reach your goal! Love, Grandma L.
  • K
    Kourtney Linebaugh
    donated $25 
    · over 11 years ago
    Chris, I am glad I ran into you and you told me about Wheelie for Water. I am so proud that you are doing this. Best of luck! Check out my post for you: http://samvidbeauty.com/2011/10/wheelie-4-water/
  • M
    Matthew Triplett
    donated $50 
    · over 11 years ago
    Awesome! Sure would be cool if you could actually visit the site in Ethiopia where they'll be drilling for water.
  • S
    Sean Fair
    donated $20 
    · over 11 years ago
    Chris this is an awesome idea bud good luck with the wheelie and the money raising.
  • L
    Lisa Gurney
    donated $20 
    · over 11 years ago
    Everyone should have access to clean water. I believe in this campaign!
  • A
    Alex Williams
    donated $20 
    · over 11 years ago
    I BELIEVE IN THIS. Thanks for the great idea Chris. I know you will reach people.
  • Chris Barnett
    donated $20 · over 11 years ago
    My cause is noble, it's power is sure. My reach is global, for water that's pure.

You fundraised, donated and came to a birthday party -- all to help us raise money for two new drilling rigs in Tigray, Ethiopia. Each rig will go on to drill 80 new wells, and together they'll change 80,000 lives -- every single year for the next 15 years.