My friend, Elena Willey, has set an amazing goal. She wants to raise enough money to dig a well in a developing nation in one year. The total price for an excellent well through World Vision is US$18,000. Elena is asking all her friends and family to contribute to her well fund instead of giving her Christmas gifts. (No earrings or socks from us this year!) She is planning a variety of fund raisers, including a poker tournament in February (yahoo!!!).
This is such an incredible example of one person deciding to make a big difference. Way to go Elena!
Check out Elena's site for the well project. You can read the articles that influenced her, and if you feel so moved, you can make a donation.