With the help of hundreds of thousands of generous supporters, Charity: Water has funded more than 16,000 water projects in 24 countries, bringing clean water to 5.2 million people so far. A few years ago, I joined in the effort, dedicated my birthday to raising funds to support this amazing cause, and had the best birthday ever! Our goal was to reach $10,000 – enough to develop a new water well for a remote Village in Northern Ethiopia that would provide clean, safe water for more than 300 people. We exceeded our goal thanks to the incredibly generous support of family, friends, business associates and clients of California Resource Strategies. Today, that water well is providing water, and Charity: Water’s project partners in Ethiopia are educating local villagers about keeping it safe, secure and maintained for many years to come.