Contributions to global aid group Charity: Water on behalf of a Washington state girl who was fatally injured last month in a car crash have passed the $1-million mark, The Seattle Times says.
Rachel Beckwith set up a page at Charitywater.org for her ninth birthday in June, seeking gifts for the organization’s efforts to supply African villages with clean water. Donations began pouring in after her death on July 23, three days after the 13-car pileup on a highway in her hometown of Bellevue.
Charity: Water reported that as of Friday Rachel’s campaign, which had taken in $220 before her death, had raised nearly $1.03 million from more than 26,400 donors.
Plus: See an article on the meaning of the donations by The New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof.