This campaign closed on Sep 30, 2010 Mark Gillespie brought clean water to Gira-Aedug and 1 other project.

WhiskyCast's Water of Life Drive

WhiskyCast's Water of Life Drive

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Mission Statement

The word "whisky" comes from the Gaelic "uisge beatha, which is derived from the Latin "aqua vitae" or "water of life." Here's a way whisky lovers around the world can help give the real "water of life" to those in dire need of clean drinking water.

We truly give in a global village today, and it is incumbent on each of us to find a way to help those less fortunate. Every person deserves to have access to clean, fresh water...and depends upon it for survival. However, one out of every eight people does not have clean water to drink or cook with, feed their animals, or irrigate their crops.

The Macallan will auction its oldest single malt bottled (64 years old) in a one-of-a-kind Lalique crystal decanter to benefit Charity: Water on November 15. For more details on the auction, visit http://www.charitywater.org/themacallan.

That's one way you can help, but if you're not able to spend thousands of dollars on the rare Macallan, you can donate a few dollars right now to help make a difference. Just $10 will help, and that's about what you'd pay for a dram or two at your local bar.

Special thanks to David Fenkell, who bid $1,200 for the case of Amrut single malt whisky from India donated by Amrut and Purple Valley Imports (who also have our thanks as well for their support). David more than doubled his winning bid to $2,500!

Will you please join WhiskyCast listeners from around the world in a common cause? Someone's thirsty right now...please answer their cry for help!

Thanks for your support!

Mark Gillespie

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Updates and Comments

  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    Cheers from a whiskeyphile!
  • M
    Matthias Goetze
    donated $129
    about 10 years ago
    100 Euro
  • P
    Peter Alcamo
    donated $69
    about 10 years ago
    Thanks for doing this.
  • J
    J. Wheelock
    donated $69
    about 10 years ago
    Water (of life) for all
  • T
    Thomas Maufer
    donated $69
    about 10 years ago
    Now you have $5000!
  • P
    Petr Hosek
    donated $30
    about 10 years ago
    Good luck to make $5000 !!!
  • I
    Ivo Finotti
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    It is a pleasure to support this cause. Thank you for bringing it to our attention Mark. Keep up the GREAT work
  • C
    Craig Cumming
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    A great cause and a great podcast. Thanks Mark.
  • J
    Joshua Hatton
    donated $36
    about 10 years ago
    In Hebrew, each letter in the alphabet has a numerical equivalent. The word "Chai" (or "Life") has a numerical equivilent of 18. 18 x 2 = 36 or, "Chayim" (lives). To life! L'chayim!
  • Y
    Yannis Themelis
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    Great initiative, Mark! Cheers!

This campaign brought clean water to Gira-Aedug, Ethiopia and 1 other project.

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

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donations

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David Fenkell$2,500
David Fenkell$500
paul mc donagh$400
Jeff Berlat$250
Matthias Goetze$129

Updates and Comments

  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    Cheers from a whiskeyphile!
  • M
    Matthias Goetze
    donated $129
    about 10 years ago
    100 Euro
  • P
    Peter Alcamo
    donated $69
    about 10 years ago
    Thanks for doing this.
  • J
    J. Wheelock
    donated $69
    about 10 years ago
    Water (of life) for all
  • T
    Thomas Maufer
    donated $69
    about 10 years ago
    Now you have $5000!
  • P
    Petr Hosek
    donated $30
    about 10 years ago
    Good luck to make $5000 !!!
  • I
    Ivo Finotti
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    It is a pleasure to support this cause. Thank you for bringing it to our attention Mark. Keep up the GREAT work
  • C
    Craig Cumming
    donated $50
    about 10 years ago
    A great cause and a great podcast. Thanks Mark.
  • J
    Joshua Hatton
    donated $36
    about 10 years ago
    In Hebrew, each letter in the alphabet has a numerical equivalent. The word "Chai" (or "Life") has a numerical equivilent of 18. 18 x 2 = 36 or, "Chayim" (lives). To life! L'chayim!
  • Y
    Yannis Themelis
    donated $20
    about 10 years ago
    Great initiative, Mark! Cheers!

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.