Here’s your feel-good story of the day: The Atheist Community of Tulsa was on a mission to raise $5,000 for Charity: Water (a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations) beginning in June…
Millions are good without God. Are you?
In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.
Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.
With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.
The Atheist Community of Tulsa wants to help them. We can achieve something incredible. Now, we’re asking that you support people who need it. Our mission is to raise $5,000 during FreeOK or in the next three months. Please join us in donating to clean water projects. Help us make a dent in the global water crisis. Help us prove that atheists CAN be good without god.
Just as the deadline was approaching, they reached the goal! (TheThinkingAtheist deserves credit for helping with the final push.) ***Edit***: Dr. William Morgan also deserves a lot of credit for making a wonderful matching offer!
You want a shed a tear? Check out this comment from an anonymous donor. (Click to enlarge.)
As a result of the donations, a well will now get built in a place that needs it. As an added bonus, it’ll have a plaque emblazoned with the Atheist Community of Tulsa and FreeOK logos.
Ok, so now I’m inspired. I think we can raise $5,000… and we can do it faster than the Tulsa group 🙂
Let’s do it again.
Because Friendly Atheists love H2O, too!
We’re raising money for “drilling equipment that will bring clean water to people in Ethiopia.” All the money goes directly to the drilling rig.
It’s a three month campaign, but I want to end it as quickly as possible. I need your help in spreading the word to make that happen.