Whether it be a need or a success, WorldServe International is dedicated to keeping you updated on the latest clean water initiatives your partnerships are supporting.
July 2018: Journey of Awesomeness Bike Ride Raises $150,000+ for Clean Water
Coming in at $150,739, the Journey of Awesomeness (JOA) bike ride set a new record for funds raised at their event in a single year! Starting with a small group of riders in 2015, the 204-mile ride across Virginia has grown to 36 riders. Reaching out to 800+ donors across the nation, the crew was able to make a huge impact by giving funds dedicated to water wells equipped with solar power distribution systems in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
We joined the guys for the event in mid-June and it was truly an awesome experience. Their comradery was inspiring and their devotion to helping others sparked our team to realize that these JOA guys might really be onto something!
Here’s what we learned: if you have something you love to do and you know people who love to do it with you, gather them around and host an event for the GOOD! If you’d like to learn more about hosting your own event, click the link below to start the conversation!
May 2018: An Interview with the Grisham Family
Shortly after bringing home their second son from Ethiopia, Marcus and Shannon Grisham sat down with our very own, Julie Pitt-Neal, to share an immediate need they observed in Ethiopian orphanages.
The Need: In January 2018, Ethiopia officially closed international adoptions. Since then, orphanages in that country have dealt with overcrowding and a lack of resource to support the influx of orphans in need of care. Unfortunately, clean water has been one of the first necessities to go as funding has decreased considerably. This is where we can help!
Through your partnership in giving, we can bring clean water to orphans who are currently going without. We are currently working with the Grisham family and their friends in Ethiopia to provide clean water at some of the hardest hit orphanages.