Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Back in April, we launched the Water Can’t Wait–Operations Relief Fundraiser to raise emergency operational funds. Our Board of Directors created a collective matching fund of $55,000, which was used up thanks to you, our amazing donors! So far, your donations for operations enabled us to avoid laying off any staff member, which is so important, as we are already a small staff of eight people. Your donations also helped us continue our 100 Percent Promise that every donation for water goes entirely toward funding water projects.
Last month, our Board was working to secure additional matching funds so that we could continue to match donations made to this campaign. Well, they did it! Our dedicated Board created a new matching fund of $25,000! All donations to the Water Can’t Wait–Operations Relief Fundraiser will again be matched $.50 on the dollar so you can increase your impact.
We also updated our goal for this fundraiser to $250,000. We believe this amount will ensure we can continue our work of providing life-saving clean water and sanitation training to those in need through 2020. You already raised over $210,000! We are so close to reaching our updated goal–all thanks to you. Any money raised over our $250,000 goal will go toward fully funding one well in each of the three countries we work in.
We realize that the midst of a global pandemic and civil unrest in our country is not the best time to ask you to support our fundraiser. However, there is still no safe prediction of what the future holds for our organization. We want to ensure that we can continue providing clean water to those in need for many years to come. Our work originates from a place of great love, both for you, our donors, and for those we serve in East Africa. We hope you can continue to support us financially, but we understand if you cannot at this moment.
We have so much love and gratitude for our donors who got us this far. THANK YOU for continuing to support us even in uncertain times.
Learn more about our ongoing response to COVID-19 here.
***For a limited time only, the Board is matching first-time Water Guardian donations! Become a Water Guardian in the month of July and your first donation will be matched $0.50 on the dollar and benefit the Water Can’t Wait campaign. *Up to $1,000 of matching funds are available on a first come, first serve basis.***