2019 Journey of Awesomeness for Clean Water
For the past four years, a group of sometimes awesome folks have come together for a weekend of cycling, suffering, intense laughter, and deepened relationship. The “Journey of Awesomeness” is a 2-day, 204-mile trek from Charlottesville to Yorktown. We journey because it:
- Is fun
- Provides meaningful connection within the riders and our donor community
- Pushes us, unites us for a common goal, gets us off the couch, and brings glory to our Amazing Creator, and
- Generates $$ for a cool cause, all the while liberating us all a teeny bit more!
Why Water (and Why WorldServe)?
Globally, more than 800 million people live without access to clean water. Beyond this, more than 2 billion people live without improved sanitation. Both situations have dire consequences. A lack of clean water:
- Reduces the chance for education and other life enhancements
- Causes life-threatening illness, especially for children
To help this daunting challenge, we’re working with WorldServe International. For nearly two decades, WorldServe has quietly and steadfastly attacked the water crisis through well projects undertaken in collaboration with faith-based, governmental, educational, and other organizations. Since its founding, WorldServe has focused on the “long haul,” working with village leaders – especially women – to successfully transform countless communities. Watch WorldServe's video here. With water as the foundation, a community’s potential accelerates rapidly. WorldServe is right – Water Changes Everything!
How are the funds being used?
First and foremost, THANK YOU! Because the 2018 Journey of Awesomeness raised more than $150,000 and was matched by funds from another generous group, TEN Zanzibar well projects are in the works - that's tens of 1000's of people achieving a basic dignity and quality of life they've never had before. If you've not already seen the initial report, click here to watch the video from Zanzibar!
We Want to Do More: Can You Help?
On Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2019, in solidarity with millions who travel dozens of miles both ways every day to find unclean water, we will ride 204 miles, raising awareness and money (our own money included!) to bring clean water to people in need. If you are moved to ride send an email to [email protected] to learn more.
Our goal is to raise $200,000 to help transform the lives of children and families living on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba in Tanzania. Your donation will support:
- The cost of the drilling operations (rig and crew support)
- Construction of tank and pump house
- Solar energy
Please consider a tax-deductible donation in any amount that works for you! Your funds will be gratefully accepted and efficiently used!
WorldServe International, a US 501c3, will receive all donations, which are tax-deductible. To learn more about World Serve visit: www.worldserveintl.org
P.S. While this platform is set up to receive online donations, if you prefer to make your donation "offline" you can do so by sending a check directly to WorldServe. Be sure to let your favorite rider know you're sending a check made payable to WorldServe International (be sure to put the rider's name and JOA in the memo). The mailing address is: WorldServe International PO Box 3437, Springfield, MO 65808-3437
With Grateful Thanks for our Sponsors, including Journey Group and