Matching gift DOUBLES the number of families who receive clean water and the kindness of Jesus!
One of the most simple, powerful and effective ways you can save lives is by providing clean water. And you also open the door to share the eternal hope of Jesus!
God is using support from caring people like you to respond to the water crisis in Africa and other tough places to reach. A $315,000 matching gift is still in effect. There’s still time to have your gift doubled to help provide clean water!
Whatever you give today will be matched dollar-for-dollar to repair broken wells or drill new wells for communities without access to clean water.
Typically, it costs $34 to give one family safe, clean water through Global Aid Network® (GAiN®) when a well is repaired. But because the match doubles your gift today, every $34 you give is enough to provide fresh, life-giving water to two families in need.
The timing of the matching gift couldn’t be more perfect. Our team recently returned from Zambia, a country emerging from a cholera outbreak, and we can share firsthand that the situation is beyond heartbreaking — it is dire.
Entire villages resort to using contaminated water because they have no other choice. Illnesses such as cholera, dysentery, and hepatitis are common. That’s tragic, because one of the greatest causes of childhood death is waterborne illnesses.
There is hope — and it begins with you.
The support of compassionate friends like you — doubled by the matching gift — is bringing safe, clean water to people living in some of the toughest places on earth. And in the process, as our local teams reach out with the truth of the hope of Jesus, hearts are turning to God.
With your help, we hope to complete 128 well projects this year. Fifty-one have already been finished, but there is still much work to be done. Together, we can relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal hope.
To make a gift by phone:
Call toll free: 1-800-778-7806, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET — Global Aid Network® (GAiN®) Development Office.
Call toll free: 1-888-278-7233 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday–Friday or email us at eGift@cru.org — Cru® Donation Services Office.