It takes about $10,000 to fund clean water for one community
$7,214.18 raised for
community #6/200

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

Chris Barnett

Wheelie For Water

organized byChris Barnett

Help Chris give the gift of clean water. 100% of every donation raised will fund charity: water's work providing access to clean water projects around the world.





Why Chris Barnett is fundraising for clean water

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.

Recent activity + updates
8 comments · 9 donations
  • P
    Paula Barnett
    donated $100 to Wheelie For Water 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    Feeling very thankful for the clean water I enjoy every day!

  • L
    Lorraine Evensen
    donated $100 to Wheelie For Water 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    I hope this helps you to reach your goal! Love, Grandma L.

  • K
    Kourtney Linebaugh
    donated $25 to Wheelie For Water 
    Editedabout 8 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:

  • S
    Shaina Thomes donated $25 to Wheelie For Water
    about 12 years ago
  • M
    Matthew Triplett
    donated $50 to Wheelie For Water 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    Awesome! Sure would be cool if you could actually visit the site in Ethiopia where they'll be drilling for water.

This campaign brought clean water to Yellow Thunder, Ethiopia.

Drilling Rig
Top donations
  • Paula Barnett
    $100 · about 12 years ago
  • Lorraine Evensen
    $100 · about 12 years ago
  • Matthew Triplett
    $50 · about 12 years ago
  • Shaina Thomes
    $25 · about 12 years ago
  • Kourtney Linebaugh
    $25 · about 12 years ago
Chris’s reported impact to date
Past campaigns