13th Annual EventThe Living Water Yard Sale
Join Us September 20 (Friday 7am-2pm) September 21st (Saturday 7am-1pm)
Collecting Sale Donations Living Water will collect your donations in the Otter Creek Gym Sun, Sept 15 - Wed, Sept 18. NOTE: Some "large item pickups" are available for oversize items only, the evenings of 9/16 and 9/17 (contact David or Dia Duer | OC Directory).
Calling All Volunteers Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks: sorting items, picking up large items, distributing flyers in your area of the community, working the sale. You might even find some new treasures to purchase. Visit www.tinyurl.com/lwsale2013 to sign up for a volunteer slot.
Target Goal Our goal is to raise enough money to fund multiple wells! Come join in our efforts to provide clean water for communities in need.
“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’” John 4:13-14
The Living Water Project www.thelivingwaterproject.us was founded in 2001 by Shanon Dickerson, a member at Otter Creek. When a rare cancer forced him to leave full-time mission work, Shanon decided to serve in a new capacity, even in his final months. Confronted with the reality that thousands die daily from a lack of clean water, Shanon challenged friends to join him in raising money to drill wells in Africa and India. From this initial effort, the Living Water Project was born.
The Living Water Project funds clean and accessible water for people in impoverished areas all over the world, thereby also extending to them the love of God. Because Living Water is completely volunteer-run, 100% of all funds raised go directly toward funding clean water projects.
From Bayonaisse, Haiti, 2008: “The people are so excited! The water is sweet and not polluted. Many people are coming to get water. Before, they had to get water from the river, and sometimes dead chickens or other animals would float into their supply. Residents often became sick from the pollution. The only alternative was city water, which costs $1.25 USD per gallon. This is one day’s wages for most people. Now the water is free, and the people have also been given life!”
How to Get Involved:
Help us communicate our message: • Website design, development and maintenance. • Marketing and publishing of materials. • Follow-up communication with donors and potential donors.
Organize a fundraiser for your life group / office / school to “adopt” a water project: • $1,000 will construct a well in Togo. • $5,000 will construct a well in Haiti. • $3,000 - $10,000 will construct a water system in Guatemala. • $7,000 will construct a well in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and many other countries.
Learn more and spread the word: • Help with construction or just view lives being changed by making a site visit.
Visit our website: www.thelivingwaterproject.us