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Celebrating 20 Years – A Letter from the Executive Director

Written by: Jake Smith, Executive Director of Blood:Water Over two decades ago, on a flight home from Africa, our founder, Dan Haseltine, penned a vision in his journal: ‘Blood:Water Mission. Clean blood and clean water for Africa.’ This…

Blood:Water team members walking through an African village

Same As It Ever Was?

Written by: Dan Haseltine I recently had the privilege of attending a screening of what film critics have collectively agreed is the greatest concert film of all time. No, it wasn’t the Taylor Swift Eras Concert, ha! It…


Federal Employees & Retirees GIVE HAPPY!

Attention Federal Employees! Are you a Federal employee or retiree? Then you likely already know about CFC – but maybe you didn’t know that Blood:Water (#68394) is one of the vetted organizations you can partner with through your…


My Carolina Highlights Blood:Water and the Raleigh Community

Scott Morris and Doug Suriano visited with Amber Freeman and Carly Bragg on the set of My Carolina to discuss their current fundraising efforts for Blood:Water to sponsor the next round of grants for our organizational strengthening programs…

Africa Forward

Blood:Water Joins Catalyst 2030’s Africa Forward Initiative


Reflections on a Trip to Africa: Dignity, Faith, and Being Truly Helpful

On a visit with some of our Kenyan partners, Hannah got to see firsthand some of their work in their communities and why we do what we do. Here’s her reflection on the trip and what she learned about creating sustainable change.


World Water Day 2022

The water crisis impacts about 4 out of every 10 people across the globe: 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water sources, and 4.5 billion lack safely managed sanitation services. As we approach World Water Day on March 22nd our goal is to raise $75,000 to help our partners continue to address these barriers to education. Thanks to a special matching grant, your gift this month can be MATCHED – dollar for dollar up to $25,000! – enabling our partners to reach TWICE as many people. That’s double the impact.


40 Days of Water Challenge

Lent begins on March 2 this year, and we have some exciting materials we’re offering in honor of this season! We are very excited to announce of 40 Days of Water Challenge! Join the challenge and you will receive our Lenten Devotional. We are so grateful for all the ways you have continued to support this work and we hope that this devotional enriches and encourages you as you focus on your faith.


What Launching World Impact in $40 Million Looks Like

If you’ve had the chance to read our newsletter last October, you saw our announcement that we had reached the stupendous milestone of raising $40 million since the beginning of our organization. Seventeen years ago, a Grammy Award-winning band had the audacious goal to help end two of the world’s greatest health crises. Joined by an incredibly passionate recent college graduate, they set out to do this by raising support all across the country, one person and one dollar at a time.


Thank You For Standing With Us in 2021

  In reflecting on the end of the year, I remarked to our team this week that what excites me the most about year-end giving is not hitting a budget goal or tracking the number of gifts that…


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