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Bengal Village's Impact Thirst Campaign Underway
There's nothing wrong with the water at Bengal Village, but the residents there want more. Not for themselves but instead for the billions of people on the planet that don't have the luxury of clean water.
Millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water from muddy ponds and rivers. And much of that water is infested with parasites and leeches. In fact, 80 percent of all diseases in the world are caused by unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation.
That's why Bengal Village, along with the other 28 student communities of Campus Living Villages, has decided to make a difference through their Impact Thirst campaign. The plan is to build clean running water wells in needy villages.
Bengal Villages' goal is to raise $1 per resident by Earth Day, April 22, to support charity: water.
And with the help of Danny and Sharlene Leger of LAS Fire and Safety, Bengal Village may double their fundraising efforts. The Legers have agreed to match Bengal Village's goal of $220.
At press time, Bengal Village had already raised $70 toward their goal. To make a donation online, visit Impact Thirst.
charity: water will spend 100 percent of the money raised directly on the water projects. When the projects are completed, every dollar is tied to a village and all the wells are posted on Google Earth.
Pictured are residents Ashley Qualls and Tyler Compton, Bengal Village Office Assistant Jennifer Celino, Resident Assistant Dantrel Bonner, Bengal Village Director Danielle Johnson, and LAS Fire and Safety's Sharlene and Danny Leger