NewBlogHosting: Wear a Shirt, Build a Well

by Larry Hehn on April 28, 2012

Wear a Shirt, Build a WellLast year I switched the hosting of my website over to NewBlogHosting.com.

It was one of the best things I’ve done for my site. Their hosting is reliable and inexpensive, and their customer service top notch.

But there’s another reason why I like being associated with NewBlogHosting.com.

It’s their heart for giving.

For every new hosting plan they sell, NewBlogHosting.com puts $15 into their ‘well fund’. When they have collected enough, they use the money to buy wells through World Vision for villages that don’t have fresh, clean water.

Today they are taking that campaign one step further.

For everyone who posts a picture of themselves online today wearing a NewBlogHosting.com t-shirt, they are donating $10 toward the well fund.

And, while it may be a little late for you to get your own t-shirt (if you live close by, come on over and borrow mine!) and post your own picture, I encourage you to make a donation to help build the well.

The well costs $2,600.

Every little bit helps!

As Peter Pollock of NewBlogHosting.com puts it, “We are truly blessed in this country to not have to worry about our water and what diseases it might be giving to us and our children and we want to give others that same peace of mind too!”

Many months ago a water main broke near our house, and we were without water for 30 hours. Those were probably the longest 30 hours of my life. I can’t even imagine being without fresh, clean water on a daily basis.

Wouldn’t you help build a well, if you could?

Click here to learn more about how you can donate to this worthy cause.

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Ann Peachman April 28, 2012 at 8:22 am

I have donated toward the building of well through ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas). They are the missions and outreach arm of the Pentecostal church, and I write for them monthly. I think it is an incredibly exciting project. When people don’t have access to fresh water, the water they have carries diseases that we don’t hear about any more. People die needlessly. I keep a jar on my dining room table, and put in my loonies, toonies and quarters. When they start to climb up the side of the jar, I donate to projects such as this. Having the jar keeps these kinds of needs always in front of me.

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Larry Hehn April 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

The change jar is a great idea, Ann!

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Peter P April 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Thanks Larry.

We’ve raised $484 for the Well Fund today, thanks to you and 47 other people!

We really appreciate you getting involved and your great post.

Peter
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Larry Hehn April 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Well done, Peter!
(sorry, pun intended) 🙂
Thanks!

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Shelley April 30, 2012 at 2:47 am

That is awesome that they are doing that!
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Larry Hehn April 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Right on, Shelley. You definitely don’t see this sort of thing every day.

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keith Jennings April 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

I’m currently seeking a new web host, Larry. Great timing! I’ll check them out.

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Larry Hehn April 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Excellent timing, Keith!
Yep, everyone I know who has switched over to NewBlogHosting has been glad that they did. I’m sure you’ll be impressed too!

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