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2011 Year-End Total: $48,339.86!

Wow!  Together in 2011, we raised nearly $50,000 for the people of India.

That will drill nearly 20 wells in rural India, and help more than 10,000 people take a step to break the cycle of poverty.  That is truly an amazing thing.

Thank you so much to the people that helped with the Water Cycle Project in 2011, and thank you so much to everyone who made a donation.  We couldn’t have done it without every single one of you.

Thanks For Your Support

Our official events for 2011 are now complete, thanks so much for your help!

That doesn’t mean The Water Cycle Project is done for the year, we just don’t have anything else planned.  We’ll still continue to accept donations, update our totals and continue to drill wells and change lives in India!

If you’ve enjoyed The Water Cycle Project and enjoyed donating, I sincerely urge you to make it a habit.  The clean water crisis in India isn’t going anywhere, there’s a lot more money to be raised, and our mission will stay the same.  You can continue to send money to The Water Cycle Project or to the Vineyard in Grove City, simply mark “Water Cycle Project” in the memo and 100% of the funds will be diverted to our well projects.

Also, please pray for us, that clear direction would be revealed to us, as we evaluate what we’ve done this year and decide how to move forward into 2012.  We couldn’t have raised nearly $30,000 without God’s help, and I don’t want to approach next year any differently.

Thanks so much for your support.  Happy cycling!  As always, please feel free to contact us at any time.

So Happy With $22k+!

I just want to thank everyone for your generous donations so far. It’s unbelievable that together we’ve raised more than $22,000 for clean water in India!

With that money, more than 5,000 people will have clean drinking water for life, as well as enough for hygiene, livestock and irrigation! That’s unbelievable! We’re talking serious life change.

We’re talking double-the-average-life-span change, we’re talking 96%-less-kids-under-5-dying-of-diarrhea change. We’re talking about real power, real lives, never-be-the-same-again-for-5,000-people change.

Now that they don’t need to spend their whole day fetching water, women and children are empowered to go to school and find new occupations. This money empowers minority groups and pacifies conflict by allowing each village to have convenient, safe access to their own water supply.

For me, one of the best parts is that when we say $22,000, we mean $22,000. Every single one of those dollars goes directly to well drilling. We don’t pay any expenses out of that money, and we didn’t spend any money to solicit those contributions. That is truly amazing to me.

Thank you everyone for your selfless contributions. What seems like a such a small amount to us is literally worth a lifetime of change to someone in India.

God loves all his children, and this is how we get to show them. No judgment, no intrusion–just clean water.

Water Cycle Project T-Shirts Are In!

We now have Water Cycle T-shirts for sale!  Sizes and quantities are limited, so if you’d like one, please let us know right away.

These shirts will be on sale on Sunday (8/28) for $10 at our Family Fun Ride at Three Creeks Metro Park.  You can buy them here on the website for $12.  All proceeds go to support The Water Cycle Project.

The first shirt is The Water Cycle Project classic.  The front features the outline of the State of Ohio, centered on the chest, and the back has the TWCP logo.  They are printed on Cornflower Blue.

Water Cycle Project Tshirt

Purchase here for $12.00:

The second shirt is the winner of our T-shirt design contest, designed by Carl and Kelly Colna!  The front of the shirt is printed with a person carrying water on a bicycle, with the tagline “If we could ride to India, we would.”

Water Cycle Project Colna Tshirt Design

Purchase here for $12.00:

Please note: These shirts were donated by a private company to be resold.  Donor dollars were NOT used to design or print these shirts.  We are 100% committed to being a zero-overhead organization.  :-)

$1 Goes To $1

From the beginning, it’s been so important to Melissa and I that you can trust The Water Cycle Project.  That’s why we’re a zero-overhead organization.

When you donate $1, that dollar ends up in the hands of Indian well drilling teams.  The Water Cycle Project has no paid staff and no commissions.  Grove City Vineyard sends the money to Pastor A. Stephen, and the church generously pays all of the transfer fees and staff expenses out of their own budget.

Our mission is to get clean drinking water to as many people around the world as possible.  We’re focusing on India right now because we have such a fantastic relationship with Pastor A. Stephen, and we can put our money to its best use.

Please consider giving a donation today, with full confidence that everything you donate will be used exclusively to drill water wells.  Thank you so much for your trust and support.

Winner of the T-Shirt Design Contest – The Colnas!

We have a winner of The Water Cycle Project’s first ever t-shirt design contest!

Congratulations Colnas for your awesome design.  It’s a fantastic design, and a clear fan favorite.Water Cycle Project Tshirt Design 2011We’ll be working with Kelly Colna in the next week to get the design finalized and ready for printing!

The design will be available for purchase on our website and at our Family Fun Ride on August 28, 2011.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a design.  There were many great designs to choose from.  We’ll leave them in the Facebook album for the indefinite future for you to look through.

Congratulations Colnas!

It’s World Water Day! Give Today!

March 22 is officially world water day.  It’s a day when organizations of all different types and sizes are specifically collaborating to raise awareness of the global clean water issue.

We officially launched our website on March 1, 2011, but this seems like a great time to really get things started.  Please consider making a donation of any size to The Water Cycle Project today.  Whether it’s $5 or $5,000, your participation adds energy and momentum to the system and is extremely helpful.

There are a few easy ways to give.

1.  Make a flat rate donation.  Like $20.  Visit our “Give” page, fill out how much you’d like to donate and click “Give”.  It’s super easy and will only take a couple of minutes.  You can pay by PayPal, credit card or send a check.

2.  Give directly to me (Brad’s) rider campaign by visiting my TWCP profile.  I’ll be riding over 1,500 miles in 2011.  You can either give a per-mile pledge, like 2 cents a mile, or donate a flat amount.   Just look for the “Donate To My Cause” box under the profile picture, and start from there.

3.  Join The Water Cycle Project today by visiting New Account Registration.  Then you can send all of your friends to donate to your cause today, and even make a donation to your own campaign.

Please consider making a donation to The Water Cycle Project today.  We’ve done our best to make it as simple and easy as possible, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

A donation of only $5 buys clean drinking water for life for an impoverished Indian child.  What an amazing, life-changing power we hold…