We believe that one of the primary reasons that the global water crisis exists is simply because no one knows about it! Help spread the word about the cause, Ride For Water, charity: water, and most importantly the 663 million people that don’t have access to clean water! For those that are more outgoing, bring it up in conversation with family and friends. For those that are more introverted, social media can serve as a powerful tool to make your voice heard and help get the word out. Please follow us, share our posts, as well as make your own!
As a young group of college students, we definitely cannot do this alone. That is why we need you! Every year Ride For Water relies heavily on its partnerships and sponsors. Along the ride, we use donated cycling gear/apparel, drive donated/rental vans or trucks to store our gear, we eat at restaurants that donate meals, snack on donated energy bars/gels/supplements, stay in donated hotel rooms (when we don’t have a homestay), use donated chapstick, sunscreen, chamois butt’r, and anything else people are generous enough to sponsor us with. In turn, we love to promote all of these companies and businesses on our social media as well as give them excellent reviews of their products/services!
After a long day of riding, our team is always on the prowl for a meal to eat and a place to stay. There is nothing better than a home cooked meal and a couch or bed to lay our heads. Instead of paying for fast food, hotels, or campsites staying with generous families and churches enables the Ride For Water team to send more of their overhead funds to their campaign and in turn, charity: water. Not only do we enjoy the amenities of staying at someone’s home, but it provides an incredible medium for us to hear your story and share ours! If you or someone you know lives near where we are riding we would love to get in touch!
Many of us may never get the opportunity to travel to and physically help those without access to clean water. That is why Ride For Water has chosen to back charity: water! A non-profit with unquestionable integrity that has made the bold promise to ensure that 100% of your money goes towards funding clean water projects in areas where people need it. Any and all donations to the campaign are completely tax deductible!
For our 7th year, we are inviting over 700 donors to help us reach our $80,000 goal! If we reach our goal, one family has promised to donate an additional $10,000 to build a well in the name of Ride For Water. That would mean clean water would be provided for 9 different communities and over 3,000 people!
Nothing gets us more excited than people who are passionate about making sure people have access to clean water! If you have or want more ideas about how we can further the cause please do not hesitate to reach out to the current Ride For Water team members to learn more about how you can join us in the fight against the global water crisis!