Rachel 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, raising $331,000.
Since the story was updated last 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)