In honor of her 9th birthday, Rachel asked friends and family to donate money to bring clean water to an African village and was close to meeting her goal of $300 when she died over the weekend after a car accident July 20, 2011, in Bellevue, Wash. In her memory, strangers have now made her dream come true many times over and by Wednesday afternoon, some 10,000 people had donated more than $400,000 to "charity: water."
I saw this story in the newspaper this morning and it touched my heart. First, because little 9 year old Rachel Beckwith was showing such unselfish kindness raising money for a charity for her birthday. Second, after she was tragically killed in a car accident last week I am in awe at all the strangers who have passed on her kindness by donating money to her last wish. It is amazing what $9 can do when donated in memory of an angel!
To read the complete story click HERE
To see Rachel's website click HERE