Featured Cause – Blood:Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission is a group of passionate people who have been inspired by our friends in Africa, friends who face unbearable challenges from the HIV/AIDS and water crises. We creatively and thoughtfully raise awareness and the necessary funds for the provision of clean blood and clean water in sub-Saharan Africa.
At the age of 22, Jena Lee Nardella founded Blood:Water Mission alongside the band, Jars of Clay as a call to personalize the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. The members of the band were committed to share the often-untold stories: those of creative, compassionate, hard-working Africans bringing health, hope and healing into their respective communities.
We are NOT a charity: We are partners. We are friends. We come alongside community leaders in villages and towns across the continent of Africa. It would be tempting to swoop in, dig a well and go home. But in several years those wells would run dry. To make a substantial, sustainable, difference in these communities we listen, learn and build relationships with those who know the challenges and solutions best — the people we are striving to serve.
Build a Stand for Clean Water
Build a Lemon:Aid stand in your community to quench the thirst of someone in your neighborhood, then donate the funds to Blood:Water Mission to quench the thirst of someone half way around the world in Africa with clean, safe water. Over 320 million Africans lack access to clean, safe water – people like you and me – smart, talented, hopeful people – and we can partner with them to make a difference in their lives as well as ours.
Find out more about the LEMON:AID campaign