Fall is such a magical time for me.. The colors, the smell and the fashion. There’s just something so amazing about the brisk air, snuggling with the one you love & hot coffee. Everything about it just piques creativity. I’ve never been one to carve pumpkins. In fact, I’ve only carved one prior to this.. But when my friend, Rob Grieb, and I drove past this pumpkin patch, we couldn’t help but spiral into a creative oblivion.. With a little fun, spontaneity & a 7D, we went for it.
When I first became in contact with Jenna Campbell, of Love-Water.org., I was immediately drawn to her kind and warm spirit. From there, she and I developed an instant friendship. She then told me about Love Water and how I could help. Basically, Love Water brings water to those in need, who would otherwise continue to drink unclean water, develop diseases and eventually die. I felt the innate responsibility to do anything within my means to help. The first step for me, was acknowledging the power that I (we) have to make an impact. And in all honesty, it does seem nearly impossible to make such a big difference, from so far away. But then I realized how much we can actually do, in small ways. Bringing global awareness, donating to the cause and representing the organization are just the beginning steps. The more people that have knowledge, the more impact we can make.
Love-Water is a 501c3 that exists to prevent water borne illness, disease, and death, and to restore health and life to those without access to clean water. We believe that the basic need of water must be met in order for there to be a complete socio-economic transformation from poverty to sustainability. Our organization is built of people who are dedicated to this fight and do not accept payment for our passion. We depend on quality and meaningful relationships to help us achieve our low cost, all funds go to the field approach. We are eager to promote Love-Water, as we believe lives are forever changed by what we do. Not only do we provide access to clean water we also partner with job skills and training centers in the communities we serve, further empowering them by opening up a global marketplace for their artisans and newly trained widows. It is our goal to transform the impoverished areas we visit into thriving and selfsustaining groups. Our idea is easy, “Every purchase helps people in need”. Our statement is clear, “never thirsty again”. And our heart’s goal is that by 1 item at a time we will provide clean water for people and stop the perpetual cycle of illnesses and poverty due to dirty water.