NASHVILLE Tenn. — Baptist Global Response (BGR) a Southern Baptist humanitarian aid organization is challenging Southern Baptists to take on its second annual Well Dig Dare. In 2017 BGR supporters raised more than $15000 providing 15 wells for communities in need. In 2018 their goal is to double that—raising $30000 for 30 wells.
In conjunction with World Water Day BGR launched the Well Dig Dare on March 22. Donors now are challenged to raise $1000 toward clean water projects which is roughly the cost of one well. Participants will have until April 30 to complete the dare and raise the funds.
“Water is essential to life and last year generous donors took the dare and raised enough to install 15 wells and community water systems” says Jeff Palmer BGR CEO. “That means children in 15 communities won't get sick from dirty drinking water. Mothers in 15 communities don't have to haul water for miles. Fathers can sleep in peace knowing their families are healthy and well. This year we hope to double the number of wells through this dare which means doubling the number of families that will now have clean safe water.”
Participants can learn more about the dare and make their donation(s) at gobgr.org/welldigdare. Here they will also find resources to help promote the event online and in local churches as well as fundraising ideas and marketing material. For those unable to accept the challenge BGR encourages him or her to spread the word about it on social media using the hashtag “#BGRWellDigDare.”
Baptist Global Response is a Southern Baptist humanitarian aid organization that focuses on community development and disaster relief. It conducts a wide variety of projects around the world including several clean water efforts.