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Every life matters, and 9 year Rachel Beckwith knew this in her heart. So for her 9th birthday her only wish was for people to donate to Charity Water. Rachel’s goal was to collect $300 in donations for Charity Water. Rachel posted this on her Charity Water donation page:

“On June 12th 2011, I’m turning 9. I found out that millions of people don’t live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn’t have access to clean, safe water so I’m celebrating my birthday like never before. I’m asking from everyone I know to donate to my campaign instead of gifts for my birthday. Every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater projects in developing nations. Even better, every dollar is “proved” when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth. My goal is to raise $300 by my birthday, June 12, 2011. Please consider helping me. Thank you so much!!!”

After a fatal car accident, people around the world have been donating to Charity Water in Rachel’s name. Before her death she was just shy of her $300 goal to help others. After her death, she has raised more than $750,000+ to date. Read the full story here:

Christian Post

Huffington Post

Charity Water Blog Update

CNN Article

Please pray for Rachel’s legacy of caring for others to live on. My prayer is that Rachel’s legacy brings in a million dollars for the children she cared about. Pray also for Rachel’s grieving family and for God’s remarkable presence in their lives.

Rachel’s Charity Water Donations


Update August 15, 2011: Rachel has now raised more than one million dollars for Charity Water.