Two weeks from today I’ll be leading a 50 mile endurance mountain bike ride to have fun, enjoy the beautiful upstate, NY fall foliage, and – most importantly – to raise awareness and $$$ for the Ugandan Water Project.
Why Water, and why the Ugandan Water Project, you ask? Think about these facts: 1 of every 8 people on the face of the earth lack access to safe/sanitary water. Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. Lack of sanitation is the world’s leading cause of infection. Simply put, helping others gain access to clean water is a simple step with maximum impact in improving the health and economic stability of a people. People don’t get sick and die, parents can work and earn a living, kids can stay well and attend school, communities thrive. That’s why water.
The Ugandan Water Project is a small, grassroots organization doing hard work, real work on the ground by partnering with Ugandans to improve their access to clean water. I know the folks who started it, I trust them, and they’re doing hard, simple, and impactful work.
Please help support the Ugandan Water Project by riding or by making a donation – think about a fixed amount for each mile we ride. For example, $1/mile = $50 donation; or $.10/mile = $5. Do whatever you can. Links below; thanks!
LEARN: the Ugandan Water Project
DONATE: UGANDAN WATER PROJECT – Fifty For Uganda Donation