Monday, March 15, 2010

22 year old woman rows across ocean

Katie Spotz, a 22-year-old from Ohio who rowed a boat from the west coast of Africa to Guyana, which is on the northern coast of South Africa. Spotz arrived in South America on Sunday, after a 70-day journey, as reported by The New York Times.

She posted a letter over at Firstgiving

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I've just rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Senegal to Guyana for safe drinking water.

Every $30 I raise provides a lifetime of safe drinking water to another person. The positive effect does not stop there. It helps kids stay in school, allows women to start businesses, and keeps people out of hospitals.

Thanks to your fantastic donations, I've had to increase the target several times. Having finished, I've just set a new target: $30 per mile from Dakar to Georgetown. If I reach it, it would mean that, for every one of the 2,817 miles I covered, we would be able to provide clean drinking water for life for one person.

Please help me reach my goal to raise $84,500 so we can help over 2,800 people gain access to safe drinking water worldwide. Remember, no effort is insignificant. This is an easy way to improve another person's life in big ways!
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