Support A Travel Writer: Courtney Scott Needs Your Votes!!

Lost Girls, Volunteering & Giving Back — By on September 4, 2009 at 9:00 am

Courtney ScottFormer Lost Girl of the Week and blogger extraordinaire, Courtney Scott, is up for a $10,000 writing contract from Trazzler.com and needs your votes! Through a partnership with Charity:Water, Courtney’s aims to provide 250+ people with clean drinking water by building a freshwater well in a local village.

It only takes 20 seconds and three clicks, so support fellow vagabond and philanthropist, Courtney Scott, by casting your vote for her entry about the beautiful spirit, but murky water of Cambodia, http://www.trazzler.com/trips/mekong-river-in-siem-reap-kh.

Here’s How:

FOR FACEBOOK USERS:
Connect with Trazzler using Facebook
Click on my semifinalist entry #22843
MOST IMPORTANT: Click green Add to Wishlist button under photo

FOR NON-FACEBOOK USERS:
Sign up for Trazzler (it’s free and takes 2 seconds)
Click on my semifinalist entry #22843
MOST IMPORTANT: Click green Add to Wishlist button under photo

That’s it. The entries with the most wishlisting by September 14th will be judged by the panel in the final round. Stay tuned for updates!

THANK YOU!
Courtney
www.abroadrview.blogspot.com

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Charity Water The Charity:Water Mission

It’s hard not to think about water today. In the western world, we face growing concerns about our stewardship of the world’s most precious resource. There’s talk of shortages, evidence of reservoirs and aquifers drying up, and of course, plenty of people who simply don’t care. But forget about us.

Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet more than 1.1 billion people on the planet don’t have clean water.

It’s hard to imagine what a billion people looks like really, but one in six might be easier. One in six people in our world don’t have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can’t imagine going 12 hours without. Here, we’d like to introduce you to a few of those billion people. They are very real, and they need our help. They didn’t choose to be born into a village where the only source of water is a polluted swamp. And we didn’t choose to be born in a country where even the homeless have access to clean water and a toilet.

We invite you to put yourself in their shoes. Follow them on their daily journey. Carry 80 pounds of water in yellow fuel cans. Dig with their children in sand for water. Line up at a well and wait 8 hours for a turn. Now, make a decision to help. We’re not offering grand solutions and billion dollar schemes, but instead, simple things that work. Things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. For about $20 a person, we know how to help millions of people.

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    3 Comments

  • Courtney says:

    Thanks LGs. I'd be so excited to win the writing contest and donate $$ to people of Cambodia. They touched my life in a very special way at a pivotal time in my life.

    Giving back would mean a lot.

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