Clean water is a life necessity, but unfortunately, for some people, getting access to clean water is not an easy task. In fact, in many developing nations and impoverished communities, some people would need to spend as much as six to eight hours to try and obtain water and in order to do so, they must walk about 3.75 miles to get to their water source. Once they are there, most of the water that these people are able to collect are polluted and can do more damage than anything else. That’s where the inspiring Thirst Project comes in. The Thirst Project has and continues to work arduously in order to help bring clean, safe water to people all over the world.
The Thirst Project is one stupendous organization that helps educate and bring awareness to middle schools, high schools and college campuses nationwide to motivate people to get involved and help raise money to build freshwater wells in places of need. According to the press release, in nine years, the Thirst Project has encouraged over 500,000 students from 500 campuses across the United States to join in on the movement. Already, $8.8 million dollars has been raised – all of which has been donated to provide over 334,000 people in 13 countries safe water. It’s clear to see that the Thirst Project has inspired a countless amount of people to make a difference in the world that we live in and to help those obtain something so crucial to life such as clean water.
Many phenomenal celebrities joined together yesterday, April 21, 2018 to show their support towards the Thirst Project’s 9th annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The outstanding event (which raised $250,000) was hosted by Mission: Impossible and Hulu’s The Path star Michelle Monaghan. The incredibly talented Cameron Boyce was honored with the 2018 Pioneering Spirit Award at the event. Cameron Boyce, who is such an exceptional role model to all of his fans, said in his acceptance speech, “We have the world in our pockets. It’s crazy. We can tweet whenever we want and use social media and Instagram and make the world a better place instead of a worse one.”
The Thirst Project shared the excellent video as seen below via Instagram:
Celebrities that attended the event include the genius himself, Mr. Kenny Ortega, Ronni Hawk, Karan Brar, Dacre Montgomery, Thomas Barbusca, Brielle Barbusca, Olesya Rulin, Monique Coleman, Sophie Reynolds, Steven R. McQueen, Garrett Clayton, Mace Coronel, Luke Benward, Mike C. Manning and many more. VINCINT and Tegan Marie also took on the stage at the event and blew everyone away with their incredible performances.
For the first time ever at this year’s Thirst Gala there was a “built out IRL experience which included a well and live walk through journey a young boy would take to find water in his country, portraying the devastating consequences when the boy could not find clean water.” (source: press release) Attendees were also able to get involved through various opportunities to donate including live and silent auctions, text-to-give technology and many other ways.
The Thirst Gala is truly an awe-inspiring event that opens the eyes of everyone. You can always help make a difference and any donation – big or small – can change the lives of so many. The Thirst Project’s efforts to help those in need are so admirable and commendable and it’s so amazing to see so many people jumping on board to help people all over the world get access to clean water.
The founder of the Thirst Project, Seth Maxwell has and continues to impact the lives of many. It’s clear to see how much passion he puts into helping those in need. Seth Maxwell took the initiative to help save the lives of an endless amount of people and he brought out one of the most successful and life-changing organizations.
Check out my interview with Seth Maxwell at the 9th Annual Thirst Gala below!
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering the prestigious 9th annual Thirst Gala and I am left speechless with what this sensational organization has done to touch the lives of people all over the world. Be sure to follow @thirstproject on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #ThirstGala. Visit the Thirst Project’s website to find out ways that YOU can get involved! Remember – $25 can help provide one person clean water for LIFE.
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Photo Credits: John Sciulli / Getty Images for Thirst Project (Teal Carpet and Inside Gala)