Hello Tumblr! Today, I ask you all to do something that will not benefit you in any way, other than having that fuzzy feeling inside when you know you’ve done something good.
Next summer (May 2013), I will be travelling with a group from my university to El Canton, Honduras, to implement a water-cleaning system for a small village that currently lacks access to clean water for consumption/sanitation. I’m sure that you’re well aware of the many problems we currently face in the world in relation to water, and the many diseases that people in developing countries suffer from because they don’t have access to a clean form of one of our most basic necessities. In case you aren’t, here’s a good site outlining many of the challenges/problems we face: http://water.org/
Here’s where you come in: I have to raise $1400 to cover the travel and lodging expenses for the trip. This is a very small amount of money when weighed against the good that will come of it. If you have the ability to donate (be it any small, seemingly insignificant amount), I encourage you to do so. If just 280 people saw this and donated $5, the cost would be covered. If you’d like to donate, just click the link above, select “Donate”, and make sure to hit “Make a donation on behalf of a volunteer.” My name is Kenneth Raghunandan (that’s right internet, you now know my name and my university, COME AT ME). If you see that I’ve already reached the $1400 goal, please donate on behalf of another volunteer.
“I HAVE NO MONEY BUT I WANT TO HELP”: That’s completely fine. What can you do to help? Simply reblogging/sharing this message would be a great help on its own. The more people that see this, the greater the chances of the donation goal being reached is.
If you have any questions, or would like any information not provided in the above link, feel free to send me an ask and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
Please internet, I’m asking for a small contribution from each of you to make a change in our world that will improve the lives of others in an uncountable number of ways. I encourage all of you to see what kinds of projects/events are going on in your own areas and to get involved. It’s our job to leave this world a better place than we found it, LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Help a brotha out.
This brotha could still use some help. I’ve got 5 days left to raise $313. LETS DO THIS