Hello friends!

I’m about to turn a year older this year (Sept 28th) and hopefully I’m a little wiser. I wanted to do something different this year as it is a special birthday and I’m a long ways away from friends and family.

This year, I’m giving up my birthday for charity: water. With 800 million people on this planet that still don’t have access to clean drinking water and often die young, I’d like to change that for one community.  Every single penny goes to drill a well, and when the project is complete (typically within 18 months), they’ll send us a digital completion report with GPS coordinates and photos of the community we helped. (Just FYI–Charity Water was started by a man who served 2 years on a YWAM Mercy Ship).

Instead of giving me presents this year, would you please donate whatever you are able for my birthday, and help me bring clean water to a whole town in need? The place that funds will go to will be in the Rulindo district of Rwanda.  Also, would you be so kind as to let others know I’m legit?  (I have gray hairs to prove it.  Yikes!)  I’ve got a goal of $1000 and I need help meeting that goal.

Please go to my campaign to donate: http://mycharitywater.org/melissa-bs-40th

Thank you for your support!

Melissa 🙂