It takes about $10,000 to fund clean water for one community
$9,885.18 raised for
community #6/200

This campaign closed on Dec 31, 2012 Chris Barnett brought clean water to Kwa Hategekimana and 1 other project.

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

On September 29th, 2012 I broke a world record by riding my bicycle on one wheel for 13.6 miles without stopping. I rode 54 laps around a track and it took me just 51 minutes and 27 seconds. I knew it wasn't going to be easy, and as my arm fell asleep with 10 laps to go. I thought of the kids carrying buckets of water for miles back to their homes and how tired they must be of that reality every day.

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 $5,000 for clean water. I want every pedal to matter. I'm asking for you to dig a little deeper, give up an hours pay for clean water. That just giving up one hour of your day and volunteering for the goodness of humanity. Even the smallest donations can help me achieve my goal. And we're almost there! Just a couple hundred dollars to go.

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
20 comments · 23 donations
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    West Salem Foursquare Church donated $35 to Wheelie For Water
    about 11 years ago
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    WestSalemFoursquareChurch Rich Marshall
    donated $2,050 to Wheelie For Water 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    Sept 30, 2012 Special Offering

  • Chris Barnett
    donated $700 to Wheelie For Water 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    World record wheelie weekend was a great success. Fundraising efforts were very well received with donations and t-shirt sales. Thank you everyone who shared in the moment and to those who contributed to the cause. #wheelieforwater Water changes everything.

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    Amelia L and Ann L Johnson donated $100 to Wheelie For Water
    about 11 years ago
  • S
    Sally Roberton
    donated $20 to Wheelie For Water 
    Editedabout 8 years ago

    You are doing amazing things for a very noble cause! Good luck to you in this endeavor!

This campaign brought clean water to Kwa Hategekimana, Rwanda and 1 other project.

Piped System Tap Stand
Top donations
  • WestSalemFoursquareChurch Rich Marshall
    $2,050 · about 11 years ago
  • Chris Barnett
    $700 · about 11 years ago
  • Amelia L and Ann L Johnson
    $100 · about 11 years ago
  • Bill Beavert
    $75 · about 11 years ago
  • Teri Wagner
    $50 · about 11 years ago
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