Thanks to everyone who came out to the Family Fun Ride on Sunday at Three Creeks Metro Park! I had a great time, I hope you did too.
Altogether, we raised over $600 for wells in India!
Thanks to all of our sponsors as well! We really appreciate the contributions of companies like Chipotle, Skreened, Paradise Garage, Melissa Pauquette Photography, Rusty McClure and the Arena Grand Movie Theatre. I hope everyone is enjoying your prizes!
Thank you to Amanda Gray, LMT, as well for giving massages on Sunday afternoon, and donating all of the money to the Water Cycle Project. We really appreciate it.
Thank you to Jonathan Youngman and Kelly Young from Franklinton Cycle Works for checking out some bikes, and making the world a better place through safe bicycling!
Last but definitely not least, thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to cook hot dogs, hold raffle jars, sell t-shirts and make our event work! You guys did an outstanding job, and I was so impressed with everyone.
We’ll post some pictures soon. We still have some shirts leftover too, so please feel free to order one off of the website, all of that money goes directly to well drilling as well. Click here to order one.
If you didn’t get a chance to make it to the event, but are still interested in donating, you can donate at any time on this page. Thanks everyone for your support, it means a life of difference to the world.
Tomorrow (Sunday) is forecast to be 80 degrees with shade for our Family Fun Ride at Three Creeks Metro Park. What a fantastic temperature for a bike ride!
We hope you can make it out Sunday afternoon, from 12:30 to 3:30 at Three Creeks (3860 Bixby Rd.) for an afternoon of free food and games. We’ll also be selling tickets and giving away great prizes from places like Chipotle, Skreened Custom Tees, Paradise Garage Bike Shop, Melissa Pauquette Photography and more! Everyone will receive at least one free chance to win just for showing up!
You can also purchase discounted Water Cycle Project t-shirts, or get a massage.
All proceeds go directly to well-drilling teams in India. Check out the mini site at Funride.WaterCycleProject.org for more information.
We’ll see you tomorrow!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
We’ve been talking so much about our events lately, we’ve been neglecting the actual wells!
I talked to Pastor Stephen last week, and they’ve completed another well that will service a village of hundreds of families!
This particular well is in a mountainous area where they were unlikely to find water, but Pastor Stephen’s geologist located four spots he thought were likely to produce water. Pastor Stephen and his team prayed and selected one that they thought would be best and told the Hindu village that they were going to drill a well there.
They drilled the well more than 700 feet and there was no water. They cleaned it out many times and there was no water. The residents in the village were grumbling and scoffing after the promises of water didn’t come true.
So Pastor Stephen and his crew sealed the well with a stone. For three days they left it alone and prayed for the well.
On the third day they returned, removed the stone, cleaned out the well one last time…and there was water!
This well will provide enough water for everyone in the village to use every day, as well as their livestock and even some for irrigation.
This particular village had a government well several kilometers away that they could walk to, but it was controlled by militant Muslims who insisted that their people drink first, leaving the Hindus to wait late into the day to take whatever was left over.
Now they have access to clean drinking water out of a well controlled by the village itself. God provides for all of his children.
Thanks to all of the great companies that have donated prizes for the August 28 Family Fun Ride! We really appreciate it.
To those attending, here’s what you can hope to win:
Chipotle – dinner for 4 with drinks, chips and guac! (5 winners!)
Skreened – Awesome Ohio cycling t-shirt!
Paradise Garage – $50 gift card!
Arena Grand Movie Theatre – Two free movie tickets!
Rusty McClure, NYT Best-Selling Author – Autographed 3-book set (Crosley, Cincinnatus, Coral Castle)
Melissa Pauquette Photography – $100 gift card for any photography service!
We hope you can make it to our Family Fun Ride on August 28, 2011 at Three Creeks Metro Park from 12:30 to 3:30. You can find more info here, or on Facebook.
Three Creeks is a large park (more than 1,000 acres) with several entrances.
To get to our August 28 Family Fun Ride event, you want the Confluence Trails entrance. The address is 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport, OH 43125.
This entrance is on the south side of the park, and is technically the main entrance. There’s a long driveway off of Bixby Rd. to actually get into the park.
To get there from I-270, get off at Alum Creek Dr. and head south. Turn left onto Groveport Rd., then take a left onto Bixby Rd. You’ll find the entrance to the park on your left.
To get there from Rt. 33, get off at Hamilton Rd. and head south. Turn right onto Bixby Rd., and the entrance will be on your right.
Here’s a map. If you use your GPS, it might try to make you drive through the park, which is impossible. See you there!
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The August 28, 2011 Family Fun Ride event is now listed on Facebook. You can find it and invite your friends here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206878876034456
It’s a beautiful park to enjoy and we have lots of great prizes to give away. We hope you can make it.
For more information, check out the mini-site at funride.WaterCycleProject.org.
With less than two weeks until our August 28, 2011 Family Fun Ride at Three Creeks Metro Park, it’s time to spread the word.
We’ve put together some simple full-page flyers that you can print and hang, or give away. Click below, then right-click to save.
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Please distribute responsibly, and thanks for spreading the word! Can’t way to see you on the 28th!
P.S. Did you know that a “flyer” is a type of pamphlet, but a “flier” is someone who rides in an airplane?
The family fun ride now has a itty-bitty-mini site. Here you can find it here: funride.watercycleproject.org.
The Family Fun Ride will be held on August 28, 2011 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Three Creeks Metro Park. We’ll be giving away food and great prizes.
Want more info? Check the mini site! funride.watercycleproject.org