By Global Baptist Response
NASHVILLE –Baptist Global Response, a Southern Baptist humanitarian aid organization, is challenging Southern Baptists to take on its third annual Well Dig Dare. In 2018, BGR supporters raised over $30,000, providing 30 wells for communities in need. In 2019 the organization’s goal is increase once again and raise $40,000 for 40 wells and water systems.
In conjunction with World Water Day, BGR will launch the Well Dig Dare on March 22. Donors are challenged to raise $1,000, which is about the cost of one well and will have until April 30th to reach their fundraising goal. This year, participants will have access to online resources where they can choose to make a donation or fundraise with others.
“Last year, generous friends of BGR provided over 800 total community water systems around the world. This gave clean water to almost 250,000 people!” says Jeff Palmer, BGR CEO. “About 30 of these wells came from partners who participated in the Well Dig Dare program. This year, we would like to provide 40 wells through our 2019 Well Dig Dare initiative. That will give clean water and the hope of living water to almost 8,000 people! It is always a wonderful experience to see a community turn on the faucet and have clean water right in their home community for the very first time! It is also a great way to demonstrate and share the love of Jesus.”
Participants can learn more about the dare and make their donations 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. BGR encourages him or her to spread the word about it on social media using the hashtag, “#BGRWellDigDare.”