For some time now, I have felt the need to change the world for the better in a very real and tangible way. This July, I have the opportunity to do just that by being a part of Ugandan Water Project Team #23. The Ugandan Water Project’s goal is to provide clean and safe drinking water to the people of Uganda, a nation in which such a basic necessity is still sorely lacking for a large number of the population. A key part of the UWP’s strategy is the installation of rainwater collection tanks, each capable of holding over 2,600 gallons of clean drinking water, enough for about 100 families. Other solutions include repairing broken bore hole wells for communities and distributing Sawyer Point One water filters, each of which can filter as many as a million gallons of water.
I first became aware of the Ugandan Water Project through my church where I had the chance to meet and speak with the Project’s Executive Director James Harrington. Right away, I struck by his passion to aid the people of a nation that many have barely heard of. That Sunday planted a seed in me that never stopped growing, and by the time he returned to speak at our church again, I knew that going to Uganda and being a part of this incredible mission was something I had to do.
While in Uganda, our team will be visiting Ugandan communities, schools, and churches where UWP has completed projects to continue to build those relationships as well as spending time in communities where clean drinking water isn’t available yet to hear stories and gain first-hand understanding of the water crisis in Uganda.
To facilitate this incredible endeavor, I must raise $3,500 to cover the cost of airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals, and all of the programs I will be helping to facilitate for the people of Uganda while I am there. Any money raised above my goal will go toward other opportunities our team identifies during our time in Uganda. My airfare deadline of $2,000 is May 15, with the full cost of the trip due June 26. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at ugandanwaterproject.com/trips/team23/brian or you can mail a check made out to the Ugandan Water Project (please put my name in the memo) to:
Ugandan Water Project
2648 Rabbit Run
Bloomfield, NY 14469
I would like to thank you in advance for anything you wish to support me with, including your thoughts and prayers as I embark on what I am doubtless will be a life changing journey. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the Ugandan Water project please feel free to ask.