WHAT IS GIVE WATER BRING LIFE?

Try to imagine life without water. In some places, it’s normal to walk more than four hours a day to get water. Why water? Every living thing needs water to have life. We believe that when we provide clean water to places like Rwanda, Africa, we can also bring life, and life abundant. So, join us as we unite for this year’s cause.

OUR GOAL FOR GIVE WATER BRING LIFE

The math is simple. If 300 students raise $150 each, totaling $45,000 in funds, this will allow us to bring water to 2,500 people for a lifetime.

Please join with us to solve this water crisis and GIVE WATER BRING LIFE to people who so desperately need it. Through this initiative, we will provide funds to build three water wells that will provide fresh, clean water to thousands. The first well is planned for the African country of Rwanda. As we understand the urgency from the Rwandan government to bring water to people quickly, we are first supporting a mission to build this well.

Together we can make a difference, and together we can unite to bring life-giving and life-saving water to people around the globe who need it most.

WHY RWANDA?

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 was a mass slaughter of Tutsi, a political people group, that completely rocked the structure of the country. During this tragedy, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were killed. The genocide had a lasting impact on Rwanda and neighboring countries. The destruction of the infrastructure and the severe depopulation of the country crippled the economy, plummeting mass numbers of people into poverty.

In the efforts to rebuild the country, the goverment set a goal to make water easily accessible and available to 100% of their population by the end of 2017. We want to make this goal a reality. GIVE WATER BRING LIFE will donate money to two organizations, Living Water International and Water for Life, who are building wells in parts of the world that don’t have access to clean water.

AFTER THE WELLS ARE BUILT

We know that bringing clean water to international countries like Rwanda is just the beginning. Clean water has no benefit if it’s contaminated after it leaves the pump. We will not only build wells with clean water, we will also make sure they know how to utilize this clean water.

Our partners, Living Water International and Water for Life, will ensure that these communities have access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene educational programs. These programs are designed to empower communities as they learn to prevent diseases and keep water safe from the time it is collected until they use it for drinking, cooking, cleaning or bathing.

More importantly, this is also an opportunity to demonstrate and proclaim the Gospel as we also serve this community in Rwanda. Our partners will present the Gospel as a part of everything they do. It is our hope to see local Rwandan churches equipped, encouraged and motivated to carry on the unrelenting love of Jesus Christ, who is the true living water.

HOW DO I RAISE MONEY?

HOW DO I manage MY PROFILE?

Unite partners with an organization called Crowdrise, a secure fundraising platform. There, you can make online donations, set and keep track of your goals, and also share with others what you are raising money for.

Check out the video on the left to learn how to access your Crowdrise account and update your information. You will only gain access to the GIVE WATER BRING LIFE fundraising team on Crowdrise if you come to one of our Unite gatherings throughout the year, so be sure to check your calendar and save the dates!

VIEW FUNDRAISING PAGE

UNITE INCENTIVES

Even though our goal is to make a huge difference in others lives, it’s also fun and encouraging to set and achieve personal goals. When you meet the minimum goal an raise at least $100 yo will receive our exclusive GIVE WATER BRING LIFE t-shirt. When you raise the bar and raise at least $250 you will also receive our Unite hat. If you raise $500 you will receive this super cool Unite jacket. These prizes are just our way of saying “thank you” for doing your part to change lives.

STUDENT & YOUNG ADULT WINNERS

The student (7th-12th grade) and young adult (18-30 years old) who raise the most money towards GIVE WATER BRING LIFE will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Rwanda, in the summer of 2017, to visit the country and experience the culture. This trip includes your travel, food, lodging, an African safari, and…an exclusive travel bucket.

FAQS

Q: I want to join the fundraiser…how do I do this?
Follow the link above, watch the video and set up an account with crowdrise. Once you are set up and you join the team you can start raising money and you are on the team!

Q: Can I buy the t-shirt, hat or jacket separately?
Yes! The items can be purchased individually and are priced according to our Unite incentives. All the money spent is donated to the cause. If you choose to purchase the jacket, you get all three items.
Exclusive cause t-shirt: $150
Unite hat: $250
Unite jacket: $500

Q: Where do I take my cash and check donations?
The best way to receive donations is through your Crowdrise page but if someone gives you cash or writes a check make sure they fill out a GIVE WATER BRING LIFE giving envelope. Once that is done, take the envelopes to any Unite gathering, or drop off any Tuesday or Wednesday 7-9PM at the Unite booth at HighRidge Church.