Thursday, October 16, 2008

Read-A-Thon: Reading for Clean Water!

The Read-A-Thon starts soon, on Saturday morning supa-early (for me at 5 am). I just made a post stating that I really want to read this time (last time I only read for 11.5 hours!), read, read, read!!! Don't doubt that I will check out the other readers and help cheer a little too, but I am reading for a reason this Read-A-Thon. I am going to donate $5 per book I complete during the 24 hour period.

Where will the dinero ($) go? It will go to an organization I have become quite passionate about. I will be giving it to Living Water International an amazing organization funding the building of wells all over the world in developing nations.I posted some videos yesterday for an organization called Advent Conspiracy that works through Living Water International. Clean water is such a huge problem, here is what the news says:

Water-related disease is the single largest killer of infants in developing countries—diarrhea alone causes 1.8 million child deaths each year—and access to safe water is the most important factor in the survival of children under the age of five. Nearly half of all people in developing countries are suffering from water-related health problems. The annual number of deaths from water-related diseases is six times greater than the number of deaths from armed violence.

So why don't I take a part, take a little step. If we all did, the problem would be resolved. Yes RESOLVED! So for that reason I am taking this Read-A-Thon seriously....(not so seriously I can't enjoy it though, don't worry about that!!!! :) But I am reading with a purpose, reading for a reason other than just for me.

Contaminated drinking water is the largest killer in the world.
Would you drink it? What if that were all there was?
I want to be part of making this (above) into

Want to join in on this??? Tell me about it. You can sponsor me too, or you can do the same thing I am doing. Let's make the difference!


Ronda's Rants said...

I will sponsor you!! I will blog about it for you, too! I am sorry I have plans for Saturday or I would join you! I'll match your $5 per book!
You are great!!

bethany said...

seriously Ronda??? I am so excited :) Thanks so much!!! I too wish you could read though, it is so fun...but I want to get down to business this time.

I can't wait to get started.

Anonymous said...


Hey B, I actually looked it up! I can't sponsor you :( !! But I can donate to the site by myself, and even join them in projects they do in other states.

I am finding out about it and will let you know.

thanks to u !

Anonymous said...

and I am really PROUD of you!! seriously, and feel gr8 about knowing you :-)

Ronda's Rants said...

Yep, seriously!! I am going to post about it tonight...I think you rock!!!

bethany said...

Veens- Oh, that would be my dream to go help at a building site!!! Really?!! Are there any close to you?? You have to let me know EVERYTHING you find out, I am so excited about it!!! You are such a sweetie :)

ronda- thank you so much!!! Thanks so much for posting about it too!! You are a HUGE blessing :)

Trish said...

I'm in. I'll do $5 for every book I read as well. Don't know how many that will be--but it's something. :)

bethany said...

trish- YAY!!! That is awesome :)Thanks for joining in! I can't wait to see the ground you cover!!