Cassie Rollman is a stay at home mom of two young kids. She lives in Wichita, Kansas and is quite busy. Cassie saw a need and made the decision to help in the best way she could. She made a goal to raise $5000, which will all (100%) go towards building wells around the world for people who don’t have clean water.
Cassie shares her story of how she got involved in Charity Water, what’s she’s doing and how it’s impacting people around the world.
Why did you pick to get involved with Charity Water?
I found out about Charity Water at a conference I went to in October 2010. I have been wanting to find an area to get involved in for a while and this seemed like something I could do. Being a stay at home mom, I don’t have a lot of time to put into something outside of the home, but Charity Water was something that I could do whenever I was out with friends or family. Just spreading the word about the need and asking for support from them was something I could definitely do. I also chose Charity Water because 100% of the proceeds go towards helping others.
How will this impact others (people around the world, in your community, your friends, etc.)
Charity water has and is impacting lives all over the world. They provide fresh, clean water for millions of people in countries all over the world, by going and digging wells in their local villages. By gaining access to clean water, these people no longer have to drink muddy water that is filled with bacteria that often causes life long illnesses or death. They also no longer have to walk miles a day to get water, and have more time to go to school or work. By getting involved in Charity Water, I am helping make a need known to my friends and local community. People often want to give and get involved in helping others but simply don’t know where to start. I am also setting an example to my friends and family on how to love others and give to those in need.
What drives you to help people in need?
I have much to be thankful for in my life. I have my health, a home, food to eat, clean water to drink, and a future full of possibilities. When I see others in need of all these things, I can not ignore them. I feel it would be selfish on my part to look away and ignore them when they are crying out for help.
How would you encourage people who want to get involved with something to help others, but aren’t sure how?
I would tell others who want to get involved to start by figuring out how much time they have to give. If they have a lot of time, maybe look into getting involved in a soup kitchen or any other local charities they can volunteer at. If they are like me however, and have a lot less free time, I would encourage them to find a charity online that they could support by giving financially, or by giving needed items to. They could even just support a local charity by providing them with needed items. Whatever, they choose to do, I would remind everyone that helping others and giving to those in need is not a one time thing. To really make a difference and an impact, we must continue to give all year around whenever we are able.
If you want to help Cassie out check out her web page: My Charity Water