Killed Tragically, Little Girl’s Dream to Help Others Lives On
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth – 1 John 3:17-18
Last year Bellevue, Washington resident, Rachel Beckwith, decided that for her 9th birthday party she would forgo gifts and ask that people donate money in her name. She wanted to raise $300 for charity:water, an organization that provides clean drinking water to people in developing countries. Her goal would have provided water for 15 people. She was disappointed to raise only $220 and decided that she would try again on her 10th birthday. Sadly, just days after her birthday, Rachel was killed in a traffic accident. Word spread about her selfless desire to help others, and her campaign went viral. At the time this news story was shot Rachel’s campaign had raised over $600,000. By the time her campaign was closed, $1,265,823 had been raised, serving 63,291 people!
You can visit Rachel’s campaign page at charity:water’s website to see the amazing details of what this incredible little girl accomplished. Consider giving a donation yourself.