Thousands Honor 9-Year-old’s Memory with $331,000 to her Charity

Thousands Honor 9-Year-old’s Memory with $331,000 to her Charity

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Rachel's water charity photoRachel Beckwith is getting her wish — more than 1000 times over.

One month before she was fatally injured in a car crash last week, Rachel made it known that all she wanted for her 9th birthday was donations toward her goal of raising $300 to bring clean water to African villagers.

After she died, the donations poured in beyond any expectation, raisingĀ $331,000.

”I am in awe of the overwhelming love to take my daughter’s dream and make it a reality,” her mother wrote on the donation webpage. “In the face of unexplainable pain you have provided undeniable hope.”

Since the story was updated on Tuesday in the Seattle Times, Rachel’s birthday donation page at MyCharityWater.org has doubled, and today exceeds $614,000!

On her page, Rachel wrote, “I’m celebrating my birthday like never before. Even better, every dollar is “proved” when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth.”

(READ the original story from the Seattle Times)

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