I am coming out of the fog from international travel and my charity work in Nepal. Many people wonder what it is like to do mission work in a developing country.
For this clean water trip with The Waterbearers, I raised almost $17,000, thanks to some generous companies, personal donors and my Manhattan Beach, Ca neighborhood elementary school, Grand View. When I fundraise, one of the compelling reasons I give to donate to my cause is that I will share my journey so people can “feel” why they gave. During my trip, I share on social media via live video and posts in real-time as I experience the mission work.
My feeling about charities has always been that while it feels great to give, as a donor, I don’t see enough of the impact I made.
My goals with charity projects where I raise funds are to:
- Document the projects for my contributors so they feel like they were there.
- Educate my followers on humanitarian issues.
- Inspire more people to give.
I’ve made a summary video which I hope accomplishes these goals! In watching it, I hope you will be able to learn a bit about Nepal, feel a connection with its people, and see the level of need in their country.
We are towards the end of 2018. Yet still, there are almost 1 billion people in our world who do not have access to clean water. Considering how far we’ve come with science and technology, I feel we can do better with this basic human right and need to survive.
I thank you for following along on my journey to make a difference in the world. As always, I appreciate your comments and messages!
THANK YOU, donors, of the Waterbearers’ Nepal charity project. You have provided clean water to over 7000 lives!
Contributors to Ounce of Salt Charity Work in Nepal
- DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE AUTO
- CHRIS VERBIN OF SOUTH BAY AESTHETICS
- JH REAL ESTATE PARTNERS
- MICHAEL J ALLMON & ASSOCIATES, CPA
- TAULENE & RICH KAGAN
- REBECCA & CHRIS KELLEY
- PAULA & MITCH LANGSTEIN
- LINDA & ERIC LUTHRO
MONIQUE & DEREK ROTH, CHANDRA SHAW, JULIE & MARC SINAI, JILL & GREG HELLER, BETH & TONY D’AGASTINO, JAE & JOON BAICK
KAREN ARENSDORF, CAMMIE BELL, JILL BROWN, KRISTIN CHILDRESS, PAULA DAVIS, ALEX GAUSS, ANITA GENDLER, ROCHELLE IBARRA, LAURA KEATING, SANDY KENNEY, ANDREA KROHN, KRISTEN MEYERS, MARIE MURPHY, LYNN O’CONNELL, JONI RAMALLO, DERK SALTZMAN, CLAUDIA SCHLOSS, JEN SEAR, REBECCA STAFFORD, DANIJELA ZARIC
Up to $100
NANDA BLANEY, TAMAR COLEN, JANIECE COTRELL, DAVID CURRY, MARLENA DONAVAN, HARUKO FROEB, CINDY KAMINSKI, AMY KARR, RINI KUNDU, ANNE LEE, ERICA LEFKOWITZ, COLLETE LEONARD, JAMIE LIPSON, VALERIE MELLINGER, LAUNI NATHAN, VIKTORIA O’BRIEN, LISA POVICH, EL RAKER, JEN REISS, JODI RYAN, LEILA STODDARD