This campaign closed on Mar 29, 2013 Jamie Hughes brought clean water to Awne Samuel.

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Mission Statement

On April 21, 2013 I will turn 35. My brother will be turning 32. Yes, we were born on the same day at the same MINUTE (3:38 AM) in the same room.

I've learned that the chances of that are 1 in 525,600.

As you can see by the photo, my brother and I still celebrate our birthday together. We've always gotten the cake, the balloons, and the gifts. But I've decided that for my 35th birthday, I want to do something a little different. I have lived a blessed life surrounded by loved ones, and I have wanted for very little.

However, 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are children under five years old. It seems foolish to ask for another book or trinket in the face of that statistic. I had a chance to celebrate thirty more birthdays than that, and so should they.

Every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund clean water projects in developing nations. Even better, charity: water will show us exactly which projects we funded once they've been fully completed (which takes about 18 months). That means we'll be able to see the communities we've helped!

My goal is to raise $1,000 by our birthday, April 21, 2013. Please join me to make my "jade" birthday count!

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Updates and Comments

  • S
    Stephen & Lindsey Owen
    donated $225
    about 7 years ago
    Happy birthday Jamie!
  • S
    Nita, Steve & Alex Pettola
    donated $50
    about 7 years ago
    Happy Birthday Best Buddy!
  • B
    Boyce & Sybil Lindley
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    Happy Birthday Angel. We love you very much.
  • C
    Curt & Sherry Hill
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    Happy Birthday Angel. We are both so happy to help in this worthy cause.
  • G
    Gene Watson
    donated $25
    about 7 years ago
    Great ideea
  • V
    Valerie Wurdeman
    donated $15
    about 7 years ago
    Happy birthday, Jamie!
  • L
    Lesa Creech
    donated $50
    about 7 years ago
    Great charity. The company I work for just made a donation, and a well will be in place soon. Oh, happy belated birthday!
  • S
    Shawnee M
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    This is a great way to celebrate a birthday. I'm going to do the same thing for mine. A very merry un-birthday to you ;)
  • S
    Shawnee M
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    This is a great way to celebrate a birthday. I'm going to do the same thing for mine. A very merry un-birthday to you ;)
  • A
    Allison Pilliod
    donated $50
    about 7 years ago
    So proud of you! This is an awesome idea!

This campaign brought clean water to Awne Samuel, Ethiopia.

Ethiopia
Hand-Dug Well
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All donations made to Jamie’s campaign

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donations

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Stephen & Lindsey Owen$225
Boyce & Sybil Lindley$100
Curt & Sherry Hill$100
Shawnee M$100
Shawnee M$100

Updates and Comments

  • S
    Stephen & Lindsey Owen
    donated $225
    about 7 years ago
    Happy birthday Jamie!
  • S
    Nita, Steve & Alex Pettola
    donated $50
    about 7 years ago
    Happy Birthday Best Buddy!
  • B
    Boyce & Sybil Lindley
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    Happy Birthday Angel. We love you very much.
  • C
    Curt & Sherry Hill
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    Happy Birthday Angel. We are both so happy to help in this worthy cause.
  • G
    Gene Watson
    donated $25
    about 7 years ago
    Great ideea
  • V
    Valerie Wurdeman
    donated $15
    about 7 years ago
    Happy birthday, Jamie!
  • L
    Lesa Creech
    donated $50
    about 7 years ago
    Great charity. The company I work for just made a donation, and a well will be in place soon. Oh, happy belated birthday!
  • S
    Shawnee M
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    This is a great way to celebrate a birthday. I'm going to do the same thing for mine. A very merry un-birthday to you ;)
  • S
    Shawnee M
    donated $100
    about 7 years ago
    This is a great way to celebrate a birthday. I'm going to do the same thing for mine. A very merry un-birthday to you ;)
  • A
    Allison Pilliod
    donated $50
    about 7 years ago
    So proud of you! This is an awesome idea!

Thank you for helping us fund 100 wells in Ethiopia. Soon, 100 communities will be drinking clean and safe water from charity: water wells.