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$10,000 Matching Challenge: Help Us Reach Our Goal by October 14!


Lacey, Washington resident Diana Hanson, who is 90 years young, and her late husband Rod are long-term supporters of Friendly Water for the World. Considerable thought and personal experience went into that decision. Diana and Rod were originally from Minnesota, where she was a librarian and he an industrial arts teacher. Over the years, through their deep involvement in the United Methodist Church, they were part of almost a dozen short-term mission trips – in Nicaragua, Haiti, India, Guatemala, Belize, and several Caribbean countries. “Everywhere we went,” Diana said, “it was obvious that water is key. People simply can’t live without it.” What she really appreciates about Friendly Water is our commitment to facilitating individuals in their local communities to take control over their lives and build together. 


Diana recently contributed $10,000 to Friendly Water. It was not a decision she took lightly. “Why leave it to the kids,” she asked, “when Friendly Water’s work has so much meaning for me today? I can clearly see the benefits, and I want us all to be a bigger part of the team.” Diana requests that those who can’t attend Friendly Water’s benefit lunch Women: The Heart of the Village in Olympia on October 14 contribute to collectively match her donation. 

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